Step 4: Canida's Lamb Leg
Thoughts on photo:
- Can I just say I love this photo? :) This photo has so many good qualities, I don't even know where to start.
The lighting is terrific. Not too sharp or overexposed and the use of natural light is evident (if it isn't natural light- WOW!).
I love the color temperature of this photo. It's not too white but just the right amount of yellow.
- See the light shining on the fork? That's the perfect lighting on it. Too much glare can take away from the entire photo.
- Composition is pretty much spotless. Potatoes in the background are a great touch and I love the "interaction of this picture". Food pictures look really "drool-able" when there's some human influence in it. In this picture, there's the fork and the knife cutting the lamb. Others have people holding a handful of crackers, a half eaten sandwich, and similar set ups.
- Sharp images are always the best (but keep in mind- it's not the camera that does the work, it's you)
Photo Editing and Other Ways:
- I wouldn't do any editing on this. The lighting, exposure, temperature, saturation are all great.
- I might change the red in the background to a lighter color since the lamb is already on the dark side. However, the lighting makes the red work.
- I might move the lamb up a bit. The slices that are cut seemed to get cut off at the bottom (get it? cut off? :) That would be the only thing though. Everything looks fantastic.
Natural lighting works the best for food. And remember "human interaction"! Make the picture look "lived-in" (like someone is actually in the process of eating, was eating, etc.). Composition is a must (canida's picture is a perfect example).