- July 28, 2019 at 4:15 pm #415260Anonymous
p.s. I have got to get some better backdrops.
- July 28, 2019 at 8:44 pm #415282Graham HartParticipant
You have a handle on some real cutting edge photography there 🙂
- July 29, 2019 at 9:32 am #415338Anonymous
Thank you Graham. Just trying to steak out a niche. 😉
- July 28, 2019 at 11:02 pm #415294Robert AppleModerator
Guess your mother didn’t teach you not to play with your food.
- July 29, 2019 at 9:33 am #415340Anonymous
Oh, But Robert, she did grill me in ethics. 😉
- July 29, 2019 at 6:15 am #415321Rob EyersParticipant
Oh it’s good you stuck “a round” Craig.
- This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Rob Eyers.
- July 29, 2019 at 9:34 am #415341Anonymous
Thanks Rob. Just taking a stab at it. 😉
- July 29, 2019 at 6:20 am #415325JasenkaGKeymaster
Is that a ribeye? Looks delicious!
- July 29, 2019 at 9:39 am #415342Anonymous
Thank you JasenkaG. It is a “T” Bone. And it was. That’s the problem with this type of imagery. Always end up eating the props, with a baked potato, lots of butter and sour cream, and a glass of beer. Cholesterol be damned. 😉 burp, excuse me….
- July 31, 2019 at 12:54 pm #415717Lenny WollitzParticipant
Craig, your shot has me drooling!
- July 31, 2019 at 4:48 pm #415734Anonymous
😉 Thank you Lenny
- July 31, 2019 at 2:25 pm #415725Tom MParticipant
You cut me up Craig 🙂
- July 31, 2019 at 4:49 pm #415735Anonymous
Thank you Tom 😉 Just poking fun
- July 31, 2019 at 2:26 pm #415726PrestonParticipant
I like the concept here Craig. I often find myself snapping photos in the kitchen. For some reason food seems inspirational.
I took a stab at a quick edit with some things I think will help. Firstly I straightened it to make the cutting board level across the back since it’s a prominent line in the picture. I feel it draws focus more to the meat/knife rather than leading the eyes out of the frame. On the downside, it lost some of the greens in the lower right with the crop. Maybe try recomposing the shot to level the board if possible.
Secondly, I did a dodge on the knife blade since it has some fantastic character in the metal and makes the large black area against a white backdrop less noticeable.
Overall though, your sharpness and contrasts between the meat, knife, and background are pleasing. I hope this helps!
- This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Preston.
- July 31, 2019 at 5:04 pm #415736Anonymous
Thank you Preston for your suggestions… I like the idea of dodging the knife blade a bit. I think you did a better job of it, than I. Need to practice that. Also pulled the crop around to include low/right greens and level/squared cutting board. I’m on the fence with that, still like the diagonal myself. ….. and the bloody background. Have ordered a set of backdrop stands and some seamless paper. These linen and silk things fastened up with clothes pins, crease and fold to much and leave me with hot and dark spots. Should arrive Friday. 😉 .
- July 31, 2019 at 5:12 pm #415737Anonymous
Worked the knife blade over a bit, little better this time.
- July 31, 2019 at 10:26 pm #415759PrestonParticipant
I like what you did to the blade. To me, it looks more pleasing than the original.
If you’re partial to the diagonal board, I say keep it. The only person you have to please is yourself. The background didn’t really bother me, but then again, I do most my pictures with the things I have laying around the house. It’ll be interesting to see the difference in quality you get. Keep up the good work.
- August 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm #415832Federico AlegriaParticipant
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