Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by SycoPhant, Jan 7, 2005.
If you want a picture like this, I think the image would benefit from increasing the color saturation and contrast .
I agree with hash browns, focus seems to be kind of soft too. I think it'd look better if some of them were more crisp.
I didn't bother getting my lenses out, so it's just what the cam does. It was also on full auto and switched the focus to center spot on me. I took another closer than this so it's not because of the focal length.
In this one only about 3 or 4 pieces of candy are really in good focus.
I'm not diggin the lighting or colors that are in the picture. One thing I try to refrain from is to never have something blurry at the bottom of a photograph. Studies have shown that typically people look down to up... thus the big distraction. You might have better results in a lighting tent with candy and shooting on a plane angle rather then almost hovering over it..
Why is it that shots of automobiles look hawt when there is a shallow DOF and the asphalt on the bottom of the shot is "blurry?"
It wasn't my intention (to lose focus on the perimiter) - as I said I didn't screw with the settings and it went full auto. It's got a center-spot setting that it switched to on it's own. I just was bored and sitting in the chair next to the bowl when I took that.
They look hawter when everything is in focus and sharp .
I think they are trying to help you take a better picture next time, not criticize the faults of running full-auto. Full-auto I'd say is rarely the best mode to have your camera in for any serious shots.
Go into aperture mode maybe and raise the f-stop some. Also, instead of having just overhead lighting, try (by either using a flash or just some other generic point source) lighting it from an angle and turning off your overhead lights. Then, like another poster said, I would do some post processing work in photoshop to up the saturation.
I posted it mostly for input
Ideas for post-processing? I generally do auto-levels and that's it. Every time I ask for help, I get nothing. Help?
Ok, well you seemed to be defensive. Anyways, I already suggested what to do post processing. Up the saturation. Maybe play with the hue a little bit at the same time since I don't think the picture is meant to be necessarily accurate, but eye-catching. I'd probably change the levels manually if you really like the picture rather than doing auto levels.