These are the photos I submitted for the last assignment in my Introduction to Food Photography class, followed by the critiques. I have signed up for another class, Food Photography for Bloggers, so I will be back posting my assignments for the next four weeks.
“Beautiful light quality and direction for the subject! It’s a touch on the cool side but that is easily fixed in PS. I like that you moved in nice and close here too. Focus and DOF look good. I would love to see this as a vertical so you have a little more room at the top where the mint is almost touching the edge of the frame and that would also eliminate the really dark triangle at the lower right.”
“Really beautiful light on this one! Love the colors and you have nailed the exposure perfectly. I would shoot this one as a vertical since the subject is so long and you are really tight at the top left or you could try and rotate the plate a tiny bit counter clockwise to give a bit more room up there. Still, really beautiful and job well done!”
“Excellent work for being outside which is not an easy thing to do. Great light direction and the hard light actually works well with the subjects although it’s tough to shoot whipped cream in such hard direct light. Holding up a sheer diffuser between the sun and subjects might work well here. Having a nice translucent liquid in the glasses would also look nice but you might have to just use one and pull it back so the shadow from it does not run into the plate.”