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Old 04-05-2011, 04:58 PM   #21
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I am still not getting pictures. Hyperion, if you want I can let you edit your post and you can upload the pictures straight there. But if most people are seeing them then it is up to you.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:01 PM   #22
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duh!!! I went to update the post but when I clicked on Save it says time expired again!!! but this time I saved the new post to a text file so hopefully next time I can be quicker. MOD help!!! lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:03 PM   #23
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:06 PM   #24
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Thanks mod :) finally they are showing. Is there a photo upload server for this site so I don't have to use tinypic?
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:14 PM   #25
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Go into advance mode when creating your post. You will see a paperclip. Click on it and it will allow you to upload your photos.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #26
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Part of your problem could be lighting. The penne pic is a bit 'muddy'. Check the parsley color. It looks like you didn't use flash. You might also try to adjust the pic components (exposure, contrast, brightness, shadows, etc.) to sharpen and brighten the image.

For presentation, pasta dishes are usually shown as a bowl/plate of white pasta with the sauce, cheese and garnish covering most but not all of the pasta. This provides some contrasting colors brightening the red and whitening the white.

It might also help if you backed off a little to frame the plate.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #27
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Part of your problem could be lighting. The penne pic is a bit 'muddy'. Check the parsley color. It looks like you didn't use flash. You might also try to adjust the pic components (exposure, contrast, brightness, shadows, etc.) to sharpen and brighten the image.

For presentation, pasta dishes are usually shown as a bowl/plate of white pasta with the sauce, cheese and garnish covering most but not all of the pasta. This provides some contrasting colors brightening the red and whitening the white.

It might also help if you backed off a little to frame the plate.
yea, I didn't use flash, because my phone doesn't have one lol. And that's the only camera I have. at the end I'm a cook not a photographer :P I tried to lighten it up with photo editor but the color is already unbalanced by the phone camera. well as long as pasta goes, mixing the pasta with sauce is actually part of cooking itself so I can't plate them separately.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:47 PM   #28
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The only one that sticks out to me is "Spaghetti alle vongole". Looks (IMHO) over kill on the mussels. Maybe top half and use the rest on the rim of the other half of the bowl?
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The only one that sticks out to me is "Spaghetti alle vongole". Looks (IMHO) over kill on the mussels. Maybe top half and use the rest on the rim of the other half of the bowl?
lol yea there was just a little too much clams. next time I might dump the clams in along with the spaghetti in the pot when I combine the sauce with the pasta, so some of it stays at the bottom of the pasta. I just have to eat them before they get cold lol
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:12 PM   #30
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It is not the food itself, I believe it is the angle, camera, perspective and lighting of the photos.

You may want to try taking the photos from just off the the horizontal, maybe 45 degrees up or even JUST above, not looking down into the plate. That would give you more depth of field and dimension to the dishes.

Lighting - remember that incandescent light is a warm amber light and florescent light is a cooler blueish light. This will affect the look of your food in the photo. When I take my food photos I use an incandescent over head light and the flash. Also, if take the photo over head and are using over head lighting you won't get a lot of shade and shadow on the plate so there won't be much dimension and again, things will look flat.

What will also help is if you look at other photos of food (cooking magazines, TV, etc). You need to look at them for the things above as well as color as contrast/interest (as was already pointed out).

If you really want to take a lot of photos of your food, get a camera when you can afford one. Trust me it will make all the difference is the world. I'll admit I use a DSLR camera, sometimes with a tripod, but you can find a decent camera for a decent price.
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