The fog is lifting …
I am starting to SEE a clearer vision. I am able to organize my photo’s, organize them according to my idea of good color, good composition, and good product reveal ( does it look edible ?) You could say that I am now able to fine tune, or critique, my own images. That does not mean that I am able to photograph them better….yet. It means that I can SEE what I need to do to improve them. The practice that will perfect. (PURR-fecct) If that was hard to follow, let me show you:
This image shows the food in a good light, ( no pun intended) However, the lighting does not enhance the seeds. This dish is an Asian Flavored Quinoa Salad. There needs to be texture, enhanced by lighting.
I like the composition in this next victim, but I think it could be infused with mood. Again, this can be perfected with studio lighting, and the know how. I shot this salad around 4pm, the main light source was the sun…. in an east facing window. I used a reflector 180 degrees, or directly opposite from the main light source…. the window. The reflector used on these two photo’s was silver in color. I can C it.
The next was shot with a gold refector: I can C it here also.
Can you see the difference? I am pretty sure there are guidelines to assist in assuring the perfect shot, but I know, rules are made to be broken… however, one must build from the bottom up. To have an understanding is imperative. After that, one can twist and shout , and let it all hang out…… but one has to understand the foundation, the basics, the fundamentals,the principals, the root…. I have to do the ground work….. !
And yes, if you were wondering… I made the salad. Because of my difficulty in following a recipe, I thought this might be 86’d after the shoot. Low and behold, it was delicious ! even my husband and Phil tried it. Thanks Kwil ! don’t forget to click on the images