BBQ Sandwich by John Dawson
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BBQ Sandwich

February 27, 2018

Commercial BBQ food shot - Pulled pork with a sophisticated mustard sauce.

50mm · f/11 · 1/200 · ISO 100
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Carlos Teixeira's picture

Hi john
Saw this image and thought it had potencial, all your production is interesting, but there's a few things that I think would make it great, if you don't mind me saying.
Your composition is a bit scattered, if you did this in a vertical, or closer than you were, everything would get closer together, and just be visually more concentrated, and have your attention points closer together, would work better to create a wondering eye through your image. For example, the jar in the back frame left, cropped at the top and have the brand visible, the bun center framed and cropped slightly at the right side, and jar lid+spoon on the left filling the frame under the bun, and the pickles on the bottom. Also think it would gain by being backlit, and a few reflectors filling shadows, the gravy and onion would glisten and look so much more appetising, we would get the glass jar transparency, some reflections falling on the spoon to show the shape, highlights on the pickles. Don't take this the wrong way, you have interesting props for a good photo, I just think it would gain a bit with a little more work on the image.

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Thanks, Carlos. I appreciate your thoughtful feedback.