Food Photography Critique Video #1 – Apple Cider
I thought I’d try something new here. I’ve put together this food photography image critique, via a screen capture program, thinking that I could use the cursor to point out exactly what it was that I was talking about. I think it worked.
The reason that I think this video critique is a valuable thing to the food photography student, is because it lets you inside the brain of a professional food shooter. You get to see what he sees. You get to see what he appreciates about an image and what bugs him. So much of being a professional, is a way of thinking, and is difficult to communicate. Hearing a professional critique an image, lets you see things that you may have missed on your own.
Some of the things I like about the image:
Use of negative space in the foot’s composition
Compositional flow of the photo
Use of color in the composition
The food styling
Lighting for the steam
The fact that the crisp shadows are not visible
The placement of the cinnamon sticks
The texture of the bread and napkin via lighting
The use of “stuff” in the background of the photo to give the impression of a real environment
The reflections in the pot
The way the spoon floats in the cider and curves into the frame
I highlights on the cider
The “things” in the cups
The things I don’t really like:
The plates on the bottom left of the frame
The Napkins on those plates
The placement of the one cinnamon stick
I wish I would be able to see the handle of the second cup
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