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A Weight Watcher's Delight
A Weight Watcher's Delight

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Challenge: Chocolate (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: Jul 19, 2004
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2004

Adjusted brightness contast and white balance. Cropped in on it.

Place: 151 out of 202
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07/28/2004 04:03:44 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is what would normally be termed a Pack Shot in the advertising world. As such, the aim is to present the product in an appetising way and to show the brand clearly, etc. I certainly think you chose some lovely fat, juicy strawberries!

Your composition is actually very strong with good depth-of-field from front to back. On the down side however, your lighting is flat which has resulted in noise and a lack of definition in the subject. Strong directional lighting would help prevent this and allow you to pick up more form on the bottle without overexposure. You could experiment with the use of a diffuser (to soften the pinpoint of light source) which reduces highlights and hotspots. If using typical tungsten light then you should adjust the white balance of your camera to compensate for the usual yellow cast this generates.

The image is slightly skewed anti-clockwise, but otherwise this could make people's mouth water.

Message edited by author 2004-07-28 04:07:39.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2004 06:57:16 AM
Nice work! Great color and light. My only complaints are the graininess & overexposure (floating cap on the chocolate bottle) - but these could have been your artistic decision, just not one I would have made. We all know how hard these white background shots are!
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07/26/2004 08:42:16 PM
Very grainy/rough.
07/26/2004 11:19:23 AM
This is nicely composed, although you did blow out your highlights a bit as evidenced by the disappearing cap at the top left... probably the place you'd least want something like that.
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07/23/2004 12:13:12 PM
Nice clear photo and good colors. The composition doesn't really interest me, and I think the bottle looks a bit tilted to the left.
07/23/2004 01:31:35 AM
I like the contrast of the strawberries and chocolate syrup against the white background. Maybe some separation light for the white cap.
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07/21/2004 11:26:17 PM
A little noise on the bottle but really cute idea! I think this will probably be one of many strawberry and chocolate shots I'm about to see..but I like this one.
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07/21/2004 11:42:35 AM
Look good , but way too much noise a3
07/21/2004 10:00:05 AM
Little noise/grain. I do love all the colors.
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07/21/2004 08:37:52 AM
Funny idea. Crisper focus on the berries and less-flat lighting would make this a bit more interesting
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07/21/2004 12:26:50 AM
The focuse seems a bit soft... and it's weird how the cap appears to be floating, but I like the setup here.
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07/21/2004 12:20:30 AM
a bit soft but still very nice composition
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