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Which is the better picture to use for a title image? Answered

I have a new instructable in the works after a long hiatus :) I have some options for the title image for my next instructable and I don't know which one to choose. 

So picture 1 (jar with green napkin), picture 2 (jar with wooden background), picture 3 (close up), or picture 4 (jar with green background)?

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CatTrampoline
CatTrampoline

9 years ago

I liked the second picture - the lemons give the hint that it is lemon curd rather than banana or vanilla-flavored, and I also like the warmth of wood.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

How about re-shooting picture 2 from a lower angle, so that you're looking more through the side of the jar, say at an angle of about 45 degrees?

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jen7714
jen7714

Reply 9 years ago

I actually did do that but didn't post it. I thought that the rim overtook the picture when taken lilt that. I'll reconsider it though.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

From the side is "more realistic" - most people will end up looking *at* the jar on a shelf, rather than down *on* the jar.

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jen7714
jen7714

Reply 9 years ago

That's true :) I was going for a more artsy approach but realistic would work too. What do you think of green or blue as complementary colors in a retake?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

The green looks good.

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jen7714
jen7714

Reply 9 years ago

Thanks for the help Kiteman (as always)!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Would a compromise work? Lowering the angle of the camera but not necessarily straight in from the side? More like at a 40-45 o angle?

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johnnyappleseed
johnnyappleseed

9 years ago

I prefer the second picture.
Tilt doesn't matter to me.
But...
Maybe a third contrasting color under the wooden tray?
Although I DEPLORE the color, I'm thinking "Bright Red"?

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jen7714
jen7714

Reply 9 years ago

Hmm red would be a good color...

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iceng
iceng

9 years ago

I also like the second, the woody grain seems to raise my expectation of
gourmet food pleasure more then the others. This is the one I would place a utensil into, though I know not why :-\)

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jen7714
jen7714

Reply 9 years ago

Hahaha thanks for the insight!

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ChrysN
ChrysN

9 years ago

I like the second, that looks so tasty.

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jen7714
jen7714

Reply 9 years ago

Thank you! I can't wait to post again.