Last week I started another class, Food Photography for Bloggers. It is being taught by the same instructor as my last class, but the emphasis is on photographing food for blogs. If you have been here more than once you can understand why I need this class. The first assignment was due today. We were to photograph one subject, many ways. I always seem to shoot bright images but not this time. I found some gorgeous mushrooms at the grocery store and decided to use them as my subject matter. They just seemed to lend themselves to a darker, more dramatic look. I am sure my instructor will see it differently. I’ll know tomorrow. I bought a large chalkboard a couple of years ago at an antique store. I intended to use it exactly as I have in the first photo. I thought it would work well for showcasing the ingredients for a recipe. In this case I used it to label the types of mushrooms. You’ll be seeing it again!
Here are my submissions for this week. I’ll be back tomorrow with the instructor’s critique.
|Like the chalkboard! The light looks good… nicely soft with just the right amount of fill.|
Kind of random comment, but for some reason, it feels like the three groupings of mushrooms on the right seem upside down. I think they might have looked better spun around so the root end was down.
I also would have shot at more like f5.6… for top down shots, you typically want to make sure that everything on the surface is sharp.
The highlights on the mushrooms look a tiny bit blown out… but it might only be some compression artifacts. Does that area look kind of mottled in the original?
|Nice angle… very full of life.|
Yes, the highlight on the front of the back mushroom is definitely blown out. there’s a setting in your camera that will blink blown out areas for you when you view it on the LCD. That might help.
The browns look luscious though!