Yesterday was the first time I’ve tethered my camera to my laptop so I would have immediate feedback on the pictures I shot. I think it made a difference, as I changed the composition of the food on the table, aiming for something more pleasing, with appropriate height, more balanced.
Last night when I uploaded the pictures using Dropbox, it didn’t upload all of them for some reason (I’ve got to learn how to use that software properly). So I only had about half of my shoot when I was reviewing last night.
This morning, all of the images were there, including a series of 5 bracketed images to play about as an HDR (I haven’t done that yet) and my later compositions.
Here’s the one I posted yesterday:
Here’s one I reviewed this morning (well, I also played around with it in Photoshop to give it a more graphic appearance):
I switched the onions and the leeks.
This gives more of a vertical through the image of green, and has some amber rounds on the left, and some on the right, rather than having them all together. More of a mix of round and long things throughout the image, because the leeks were over with the corn and the carrots before.
I think this composition is more harmonious (but the two diagonal black lines on the curtain are disastrous).
What do you think? What would you change?
EDIT: After looking at it for a day, I hated the Photoshop filter. Made an interesting novelty, but I didn’t like it enough to repeatedly come back to it. So I’ve loaded the full-colour image instead. One change I did make from the top image (other than the repositioning of food) is that I colour corrected it, so instead of looking like it has been photographed by warm candlelight or late afternoon sun, the colours are more correct — they’re cooler. Now, I think I like the warmth of the top image, but the arrangement in the bottom. Your thoughts, please!