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Old Mar 8, 2009, 7:07 PM   #1
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Culinarymagazines have the most apetizing images...how do they do it:? This was my attempt today: no special set up--just some Girl Scout cookies on the kitchen counter (don't mind the scratch on the right side by the edge of the dish)by an open window.

Let me know what you think .If anyone has tried this with success, would sure appreciate some pointers.



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Old Mar 8, 2009, 7:23 PM   #2
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I better not show my wife that picture... She'd want some of these cookies.
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They (The Pros) use lacquer and other inedibles to make theirs look the way they do. I like these!!

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One of my favorites!

Don't ask me about product photography - I've never figured it out either. Do you go for a bit more DOF (the front and back are just slightly OOF, but not much)? Or leave it like it is to be more artistic? Do you add an additional light on the side for more even lighting (though I wouldn't - your lighting is nice to me). About the only thing I might have done is choose a different table cloth/color for the table - the pink is too close to the color of the cookies (or else, it refects the fact I'm not crazy about that shade, cookies or not). Since I'm a lousy artist, I can't come up with a better suggestion for color that wouldn't either over-power your subject or clash with it.
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Thanks for the comments Harriet: From the little I have read, a white platter and/or white table cloth is recommended so as to not clash with the food. They also recommended a shallower DoF where the front of the dish is in sharper focus than the middle and rear. BTW, I see what you mean about the front and rear of my image being a tad soft. Then again, aren't cookies supposed to be soft :lol:...guessI'll leave that up to artistic license. Natural light from the side is also supposed to add depth. I'm not much of an artist either...can appreciate art but am horrible and creating it.
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I don't know - they look good enough to eat to me! 8)
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I think they look great. Makes me hungry!
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yumm! Carmel Delite is my favorite next to Thin mint.

I bought 3 box of those cookies from my friend a few days ago.
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