Fried fish rejected for technical reasons

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 04, 2021 Dec 04, 2021

I Think the glass, which is poorly cropped, should be removed.

The lettuce is overexposed. If you look at the histogramm, you will see that the contrast is not good and

that the mid tones are missing.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 04, 2021 Dec 04, 2021

Food photography is a very special talent. 

 

You need multiple light sources, a tripod and a good camera angle that invites viewers into the scene. IMO, overhead shots rarely do it justice.  Most importantly, the food must look tasty and have an appetizing color and presentation. 

 

Believe it or not, most food photographers shoot raw or partially cooked foods that have been painted with food coloring to appear more visually appetizing.  And they stage food with other pleasing design elements (

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 04, 2021 Dec 04, 2021

In addition to the lighting and exposure issues, the fish doesn't look at all appetizing to me. A food photo should make you salivate !

 

Check out Andrew Scrivani's Adobe Stock Portfolio for ideas on how to compose food dishes. His work is beautiful. He has also contributed tutorials and is very active on the Discord Adobe Stock channel.

 

https://www.behance.net/adobestock/livestreams

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I Think the glass, which is poorly cropped, should be removed.

The lettuce is overexposed. If you look at the histogramm, you will see that the contrast is not good and

that the mid tones are missing.

1-2.jpg

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In addition to the lighting and exposure issues, the fish doesn't look at all appetizing to me. A food photo should make you salivate !

 

Check out Andrew Scrivani's Adobe Stock Portfolio for ideas on how to compose food dishes. His work is beautiful. He has also contributed tutorials and is very active on the Discord Adobe Stock channel.

 

https://www.behance.net/adobestock/livestreams

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Food photography is a very special talent. 

 

You need multiple light sources, a tripod and a good camera angle that invites viewers into the scene. IMO, overhead shots rarely do it justice.  Most importantly, the food must look tasty and have an appetizing color and presentation. 

 

Believe it or not, most food photographers shoot raw or partially cooked foods that have been painted with food coloring to appear more visually appetizing.  And they stage food with other pleasing design elements (napkins, placemats, cutlery, etc..) that lend texture and good color contrast to the scene.   

 

Also you're competing with 25 million other food photos in Stock's database which makes this an especially tough keyword category. 

Adobe Stock Food

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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Thanks for your answers. I cleaned the plate and table up and adjusted exposure a bit...and it was accepted!

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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I don't mind that it is a rustic picture. This is a typical plate served in small cafeterias on the beach in Panama. 

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Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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I hope you make some sales from it.  🙂

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Thank you Nancy!

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