Hey there,

Here's a prompt to create a barbeque meal for the 4th of July. Try it out!

Happy Prompting,
- The 4Fsh Team


A tantalizing platter of barbeque, glistening under the warm afternoon sun, placed on a rustic picnic table. The medium is a high-resolution, hyper-realistic photograph. The style is reminiscent of a Southern Living magazine spread, capturing the essence of a perfect summer day. The lighting is natural, with the golden rays of the sun casting long shadows and highlighting the smoky allure of the barbeque. The colors are vibrant and rich, with the deep reds and browns of the barbeque contrasting against the weathered wood of the picnic table. The composition is shot with a Nikon D850 DSLR camera, using a 50mm f/1.8 lens to capture the scene in sharp detail. The camera settings are f/8, ISO 100, and a shutter speed of 1/125 to capture the perfect balance of light and detail. The image is processed with a slight HDR effect to enhance the contrast and bring out the textures in the barbeque and the wood grain of the table.

The following breakdown will help understand the elements important for AI art programs like MidJourney.

Scene Description

  • Platter of barbeque: The main subject, aiming for detailed textures to emphasize the smoky allure of the food.
  • Glistening under the warm afternoon sun: Adds a specific lighting condition, suggesting reflection and shimmer on the barbecue, enhancing realism.
  • Placed on a rustic picnic table: Sets the environment, implying a casual, outdoor setting with textures like weathered wood.

Example: Changing the scene to a "snow-covered balcony in the evening" would shift the focus to a colder, more serene atmosphere, affecting the mood and context of the image.

Camera Specification

  • Nikon D850 DSLR camera with a 50mm f/1.8 lens: Specifies a high-resolution camera and lens known for sharp, detailed images with a narrow depth of field, focusing on the barbecue while softly blurring the background.
  • Camera settings (f/8, ISO 100, shutter speed 1/125): Indicates an intent to capture the scene with clarity and balance, ensuring enough light and detail.

Example: Using a "Canon EOS R5 with a 85mm f/1.2 lens" might create a more blurred background, making the barbecue even more the central focus.

Lighting and Time

  • Warm afternoon sun: Describes the quality of light as natural and golden, likely casting long, soft shadows to create depth and warmth.
  • Golden rays of the sun highlighting the smoky allure: Emphasizes the texture and color contrast in the image, adding to the visual appeal.

Example: "Under the cool moonlight" would change the color palette to cooler tones and affect how the barbecue's textures are perceived, potentially giving a more serene or isolated feel.

Style and Post Processing

  • Southern Living magazine spread style: Suggests a clean, vibrant, and somewhat idyllic representation of the scene, focusing on aesthetics that evoke comfort and warmth.
  • High-resolution, hyper-realistic photograph: Targets detail and accuracy in textures and colors.
  • Slight HDR effect: Enhances dynamic range, making the highlights and shadows more pronounced, and brings out the textures in both the barbecue and the wood grain of the table.

Example: Adopting a "vintage film" style would introduce grain, fade colors, and alter the image's overall mood to something more nostalgic.

Technical Specifications for MidJourney

  • High-resolution and hyper-realistic: Implies the use of high-quality settings in MidJourney to ensure detailed output, possibly adjusting parameters like --quality to the maximum.
  • Processed with a slight HDR effect: Suggests post-processing to adjust contrast and texture, which could involve specific styles or effects in MidJourney to mimic HDR photography.

Example: Lowering the resolution or realism, perhaps by adjusting --stylize parameters, could make the image more abstract or impressionistic, altering its impact significantly.

By understanding how each part of the prompt contributes to the final image, creators can more precisely guide AI art programs like MidJourney to produce visuals that meet their specific vision and goals.