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Nice shots. Here's my C&C:
Assuming these will get worked in post. Is that correct?
- Something about the jagged/real looking edges I find distracting. Particularly since these are glamour/product shots, not photo-journalism.
- I particularly like how the face of the chocolate is lit in the first shot, with high contrast and solid color tone. But the others feel a bit loose and soft with the lighting... giving a bit of a mealy/chalky impression rather than a smooth, creamy, deep impression.
-The green edge-glow from the lighting on number 3 distracts.
-The shadow of the bean on the chocolate doesn't work for me in number 5.
-Number 4 looks like it's sitting in white sand in front, not milk.
-In the hot spots and shadows there seem to be superfluous/distracting casts (or sensation of casts), for instance a greenish tint in image 5, yellow in image 3, and green in image 2. (BTW, calibrated IPS display here.)
-From an overall aesthetic perspective these seem a bit heavy on the supporting characters and light on the subject. There's a reason why we see chocolate ads/covers on higher-end chocolates where it's all chocolate, for instance, and then a single sprig of mint (vs the lava-lamp green glow in your mint image). Or a single, small, slice of orange, or a little pile of chocolate powder.
I hope you don't take any offense. Unlike congratulatory posts that won't help you actually get better as a photographer, spending time on where you could improve elevates the game. It's good for us (criticizing is a means of improving our own work), and it's good for you. And if more than one person gave you proper C&C, you'd be able to filter out those (perhaps mine) that seem like outliers.
Almost all of this can be addressed in post. And I'm neither the customer nor the AD-- so grain of salt and all that. But that's my 2 cents. Good work overall. A few tweaks would, I think, elevate this.