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Challenge: Tools of the Trade II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Konica Minolta AF D 28-75 f/2.8
Date: Dec 1, 2009
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2009


Place: 76 out of 79
Avg (all users): 4.1571
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 3.4737
Avg (non-participants): 4.3081
Views since voting: 461
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 210
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2009 04:08:13 PM
Food doesn't look appetizing at all, sorry for the low vote. The lighting is the important aspect when taking food shots, which is completely ingnored here. The plate looks gross unless that was the intension.
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12/07/2009 01:34:50 PM
Seems quite jaggy. Not sure if this was a case of oversharpening, or if it happened when you resized to challenge dimensions.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2009 12:47:05 PM
I'm not even sure what this is...cake/cupcake??? for me your focus is to soft
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2009 06:33:00 AM
Looks like a very low resolution shot.

Really underexposed on the cake.

Awkward perspective - it's not directly above and it makes the photo look flat.

Awkward crop of the plate and cake.

The idea has potential. I think the gooey filling of the cake would make for an excellent shot if taken from a lower angle and closer in. Some directed lighting would help.
12/03/2009 04:45:09 AM
I think it's the lack of cleanliness that bugs me about this. I also find the point of view off-putting - it feels like looking down and backward. Good idea though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2009 01:10:12 AM
You are probably wondering why so few or no comments? All I can say is ugh.
Fork tips are blown, probably by the flash. (Drop it's intensity by at least 2 or 3 stops.) Then get some ambient light or a simple 100w Halogen hand held above to get detail in the dark erm food(?) in the middle. I can't see what that mess is below the utensils and the composition has me turning my head 90 degrees to the right. Change the perspective so that the fork and spoon are left and right as if you were about to eat. Change the angle of view as you would see in most food mags. Sorry just not very inspiring. I don't mean to be harsh. This is my opinion only. Look at your histogram and you will see you have enormous peaks in dark and light areas and little elsewhere. I hope this constructive crit helps.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2009 04:53:23 PM
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