View Full Version : Pork Photo Pickin' Help?

09-21-2011, 01:15 AM
Hey guys, I need to solicit the help of your critical eye. Please help me pick
which of the following pics I should use for an upcoming pork carnitas post?
They're all very close, so I appreciate your help.

Thanks in advance.






BBQ Bandit
09-21-2011, 01:38 AM
Third one down... largest portion in the field of view and depth of field.

09-21-2011, 01:50 AM
i agree with bbq bandit

09-21-2011, 04:31 AM
I have to agree picture three has the best angle and is clear and nicely focused right in on target.

B-Lazy BBQ
09-21-2011, 04:41 AM
Another vote for number 3:thumb:

09-21-2011, 06:20 AM
And another for number three.

09-21-2011, 06:26 AM
I agree #3!

09-21-2011, 06:28 AM
Well, I was going to say #3 too.

09-21-2011, 06:33 AM
Unanimous so far John.:becky:

09-21-2011, 06:36 AM
Number 3 for me! Just seems to just out the best.

09-21-2011, 06:48 AM
I like the first. It just looks better to me.

09-21-2011, 07:52 AM
Thanks for your input, guys. I appreciate the help.


Mister Bob
09-21-2011, 07:59 AM
Without a doubt, it's number 3 for me too. Excellent shot by the way, composition, depth of field, perspective, color...all are great, and the food looks really tasty too!

09-21-2011, 08:37 AM
The answer is number one.

Lake Dogs
09-21-2011, 08:40 AM
Why am I always the backwards judge (#6 I guess).

In order, I like:

The lighter colored wood in the background/foreground in pics 3 and 4 is a little distracting. While I like the pic of the meat itself best in 3, the background angles and colors take away some. 4 is worse. Leaves us 1 and 2. While I like the black foreground on pic 1, I think #2 gets right to the heart of it.

Please feel free to discount my opinion.

09-21-2011, 08:41 AM
Have to agree #3 seems to be the one. :thumb:

09-21-2011, 08:41 AM
I like number 1 as well!

09-21-2011, 09:18 AM
3 or 4 for me!

Fat Woody
09-21-2011, 09:28 AM
Call me crazy, but I like the second shot best. It seems to make the food pop...even though your crop is maybe a wee bit tight.

09-21-2011, 09:45 AM
I'll take #1... and a Dos Equis, please. I agree that 3 and 4 distract me a bit with the light colored wood across the back... I like how the dark leather and the meat play off one another...

Is that wrong?:roll:

09-21-2011, 10:09 AM
I was gonna say 3, but went back and looked at 1 wondering why some folks had chosen it & I'm thinking I agree with them - the plate/food seems to be framed by the table better in 1 and it does seem a little easier on the eyes - maybe because the shot isn't as tight? Every one of those shots is better than anything I'll ever be able to shoot!

Ole Man Dan
09-21-2011, 10:32 AM
I like #3 better. Best view of Taco's.

Lake Dogs
09-21-2011, 10:35 AM
I'm thinking the consensus is: There's not a really bad shot in the bunch

09-21-2011, 10:41 AM
I would go with the third one down.


09-21-2011, 10:57 AM
Without reading anyone else's suggestions I would go with 3. You have a great shot of the primary food and then a nice albeit fuzzy photo of the beans and sour cream. I almost licked my screen when I saw all those pics but the 3rd one is the money for me.

09-21-2011, 11:07 AM
#3 also

09-21-2011, 11:25 AM
I would also go with three, but to be honest, they ALL look great, so you can't go wrong whichever you pick.

Onto more important things: Please send me that plate of food for taste testing ASAP!

09-21-2011, 11:39 AM
I went back and looked at 1 again but still feel the angle of the shot loses the drama somehow. As to the figure/ground issue on three mentioned, I didn't find a distraction as it disappeared while my brain focused on the food itself.

El Ropo
09-21-2011, 12:36 PM
Before I read any responses, I was leaning towards #2 as well.

Terry The Toad
09-21-2011, 12:53 PM
I liked #1 myself. #3 is my second choice. I think that #2 and #4 were a bit too blurry in the left part of the frame.

Rick T
09-21-2011, 01:02 PM
I am hanging on Number 1. More of the photo is clear, other wise #3.

09-21-2011, 01:11 PM
Number 3 for me

09-21-2011, 01:23 PM
I like them all, but #3 is my fav also

09-21-2011, 04:55 PM
I liked #1 myself. #3 is my second choice. I think that #2 and #4 were a bit too blurry in the left part of the frame.

Ditto on that. #1 is the most focused on the tacos. The others are blurry on the left.

Camille Eonich
09-21-2011, 04:59 PM
2 Then 1

09-21-2011, 05:40 PM
I like 3 because the main subject is well represented ad the beans look great with the cream and onions. The contrasting color in the back looks great.

Gah, I am changing my mind, 1 looks good too because the main is focused better and you can still see the side.


09-21-2011, 06:05 PM
John, which one do YOU like best? You have to have a favorite I'm thinking.

09-21-2011, 06:07 PM
John, which one do YOU like best? You have to have a favorite I'm thinking.

I'm partial to the first one.


09-21-2011, 06:13 PM
Third one down... Hope that helps.

NS Mike D
09-21-2011, 07:23 PM
yup number 3

best use of depth of field in that photo.

09-21-2011, 07:34 PM
#3 appeals to me best as well John.
But it is your call.

09-21-2011, 07:48 PM
#2 for me.

I had picked #3 but I dislike the tiny triangle of table showing in the foreground on #3.

09-21-2011, 08:01 PM
3rd down looks like the winner for me as well.

09-21-2011, 09:32 PM
OK, I think what I'll do is re-crop #3 a little wider as a sort of
compromise between it and #1.

Thanks so much for your input.


09-21-2011, 11:54 PM
Woot! There it is.



Pyle's BBQ
09-22-2011, 12:03 AM
I liked #1 first, but this one looks good also.

09-22-2011, 12:07 AM
You know, this reminds me of buying a new TV. It's easy to see which picture
you prefer when you're looking at a wall of different sets, but when you get
yours home, it's the best picture because there's nothing to compare it to. :-D


09-22-2011, 12:16 AM
I'm late to the game here but from a photographic standpoint, I like #4 best. Compositionally and technically, I think it puts your subject into the foreground with more strength than the previous three. The shallow depth of field helps accomplish this nicely.

09-22-2011, 05:16 PM
I cant get all technical about composition, but I like #3 because the one on the left is more in focus....but I'd sample some from all 4 ....just to be a fair judge :-)

09-22-2011, 05:20 PM
# 1 for me