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From my fiance's birthday. Note: I did not make them :D.

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Critique by MetalHead9000 Jul 1, 2010, 6:19:44 AM
I love cupcakes :D If I were there they would all magically disappear lol :D Now to the Critique!

There is defiantly a story here, I’m guessing mostly everyone can pick up the fact that it’s either a birthday or a celebration of some sort. I can tell by the light lighting and the focus of the cupcake that it may seem to be a celebration. I defiantly love the focus of the cupcake because it’s very noticeable and very easy to catch on about. This was very well done.

Of course I have seen cupcake photographs before, but they were always missing something… almost a theme of some sort…any who I loved how to made this very to a celebration themed photograph. It was very well carried out and very well done.

This I found was very good. I like the fact that you blurred the background from the actual image that you are trying to focus on (the cupcake). I can tell that this was professionally well done. I like that you made some of the cupcake out of the picture (no pun intended) and it was positioned very well, because it was still showing the other cupcakes be hide it which makes more of a hunger if you ask me :D.

I am the wrong person to ask to critique this only because the impact is so visible I almost felt like eating my hand it looks so delicious. You presented this very well because I can almost taste the creamy icing and the sweet cupcake touching the tip of my tongue. The story here was very well portrayed and I can tell that you are a very good photographer; the fact that it looks so vivid stuns me.

Overall a wonderful photograph. I really should have eaten something before critiquing this… lol :D I loved your photograph and it’s defiantly going into my favourites.
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Technical aspects:
The focus here is very nicely done. Very crisp and clear. I feel like I could reach into my monitor and stick my finger in the frosting. :D I also like the shallow depth of field, the tight focus on the front cupcake, with the other cupcakes in soft focus behind.

This is the kind of lighting I like the best. It looks like natural light from a window to the left, making shadows in the ripples of the frosting and the in the accordion folds of the paper cup holding the cupcake. It creates wonderful visual interest. Also the fact that the focal point is lighter than the background makes for a better picture.

I'm glad you didn't center the cupcake, but have it off to the "dark" side. The photo is more appealing this way, and because the center of attention is moving out of the photo lets me know there is more to the story, in a way.

Your colors have the perfect tonal range. The color of the cupcake is believable, and is making me hungry. ;) The swirls on the frosting are visually appealing.

I believe your story here is that there is a party going on. This cupcake is just waiting for me to grab it and chow down. :laughing:

This photo, while not something I would hang on my wall, would be an excellent choice to hang in a bakery or a coffee shop. The whole effect is leaving me wanting to go make some cupcakes now. There's even a good chance that the photo is better than the actual product! :P

This is an excellent photo. Bright, happy and visually appealing.
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Yuuchou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
looks sooo tasty*w* <3
foggyday Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I haven't seen a macro shot as appetizing and appealing as this before. Of all things, I'm so happy it's a cupcake! :hungry:
cmykchicago Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thank you so much!
foggyday Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
You're welcome. :)
netigo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
great focus, they look so so good
cmykchicago Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ty! :aww:
micky3846 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Photographer
this looks so yummy! :aww:
FatallyFeminine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
They look delicious, great photo!
Ludraw Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   Photographer
I waaantt !! :D hehehe

Very nicee shoot ! :D
Akatsukigurl101 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks so good!!! :la:
Can I has it?! :iconohpleaseplz:
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1/320 second
Focal Length
35 mm
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Jun 21, 2010, 6:39:13 PM