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Old 06-02-2012, 08:03 AM
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Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

Add your comments, questions or general discussion about the contest entries here. This is also a great place to share your techniques or ask others about theirs.

Most members are eager to hear comments/suggestions about their entries, so please take the time to help each other out.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:12 PM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

I'm curious...was there a size, besides 800px by 650px, given? I'm referring to under 100 or 200kb? Anybody?
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:54 AM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

Veronica,

I think it goes by your membership so patrons can upload the larger kb file...

It's fun to see how people are handling the plate...do you crop it out entirely - make it whole?...I think the way it is in the starter image needs some work and it's fun to see how other's solve that problem.

I wonder if we can read anything into the ones who got rid of the stray pea in the rice and the ones who didn't, lol. I really struggled with the peas (don't we all, lol) they were so dark...I would have liked to have seen some specular highlights in them to suggest they were really, really round but I'm not so sure I succeeded in that.

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:41 PM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

Hmmmm...I seem to recall putting up a 200kb once & was told that contests are exempt from that option...

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Old 06-13-2012, 07:44 PM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

I believe, regardless if you are a patron or not, you can upload a 200K or smaller image to contests. Same for the now seldom participated Challenges (which drew me in when I first joined RetouchPRO; not so much now). 100K for forums unless you are a patron as you know.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

Since I haven't entered the contest, nor am I able to do so this round, you can take or leave my comment.

Isn't the whole point of food photography to make something appealing in a manner where the viewer thinks, "Oh my, that looks so delicious, so perfect..."? To that effect, food stylists use all sorts of tricks to make food especially appealing. Everything must be superb.

If so, then why has no one to this date fixed the wrinkled peas by making them rounder and more perfect? The peas in this photo look as if they just came out of the frozen section of the supermarket, were boiled, and slapped on the plate.

Come on folks, fix the peas. Please.

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Old 06-16-2012, 01:28 PM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

Janet,

After I submitted my entry I read the comments about the peas. My first reaction was that they looked like I had cooked them

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Old 06-16-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

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Janet,

After I submitted my entry I read the comments about the peas. My first reaction was that they looked like I had cooked them

Lorraine
Agreed. That is exactly what the photo looks like.

The whole object of product photography is to make the ordinary look extraordinary.

I'm not putting anyone down by making my comments. In fact, I couldn't do as good as most of the entries. I do have friends in advertising. These are comments that have been made by them, including comments about how making the food look so appetizing also makes it inedible.

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:06 PM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

Yep, I will be changing those peas and uploading a new photo later on. I got so caught up looking at details I didn't even think about whether the food looked appealing as a whole.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:38 PM
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Re: Jun/Jul 2012 Contest Discussion

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I'm curious...was there a size, besides 800px by 650px, given? I'm referring to under 100 or 200kb? Anybody?
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V.
Just meet the contest rules...and since they say nothing about kb that option is up to you and your upload privileges.
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