Hey there,

With this prompt, the idea was to create a concept restaurant for a potential client. By being given what they want, you can put all the inputs in to get something closer to what they envision, cutting down concept time.

Happy Prompting,
- The 4Fsh Team


Envision a quaint, empty restaurant by a tranquil lake, the last light of the day casting a soft glow on everything. The restaurant's vintage aesthetic, with its antique furniture and nostalgic decor, adds a sense of timeless charm. The lake is still, its surface reflecting the pastel hues of the sunset. Use a Sony A7R III mirrorless camera with a FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens to capture this scene. The camera settings should be an ISO of 200, a shutter speed of 1/80, and an aperture of f/4. Post processing should aim to enhance the soft, dreamy quality of the light and bring out the textures in the scene.

Here's how the prompt dissects across various factors:

Scene Description

  • Quaint, empty restaurant by a tranquil lake: This sets the main subject and its environment, guiding the AI to focus on architectural and natural elements.
  • Vintage aesthetic with antique furniture and nostalgic decor: Specifies the style and period, hinting at detailed textures and an old-world charm that the AI should replicate.
  • Lake is still, reflecting pastel hues of the sunset: Adds to the ambiance, suggesting a serene and picturesque setting that impacts color and mood.

Example: Changing the scene to a bustling city street at night would shift focus from serene and natural to dynamic and urban, affecting elements like lighting, subjects, and mood.

Camera Specification

  • Sony A7R III mirrorless camera with a FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens: This suggests a high-resolution capture with the potential for both wide and close-up compositions, depending on the focal length used.
  • ISO of 200, a shutter speed of 1/80, and an aperture of f/4: Indicates shooting conditions ideal for low light without sacrificing detail, and a depth of field that keeps the main subject sharply focused while softly blurring the background.

Example: Switching to a smartphone camera would imply a change in image quality, potential for digital zoom artifacts, and possibly a shallower depth of field effect.

Lighting and Time

  • Last light of the day casting a soft glow: Implies a warm, golden-hour lighting, contributing to the ambiance and emotional tone.
  • Pastel hues of the sunset reflected in the lake: Suggests a color palette and the interplay of light, enhancing the mood and visual appeal.

Example: A noon setting would introduce harsh shadows and a brighter, more saturated color scheme, altering the image's mood and texture.

Style and Post Processing

  • Enhance the soft, dreamy quality of the light and bring out the textures: Dictates the finishing touches in post-processing, aiming for a certain ethereality and attention to detail.
  • Vintage, nostalgic look: Directs the stylistic approach, ensuring the output aligns with the historical or retro aesthetic.

Example: Opting for a modern, high-contrast edit would shift the aesthetic to contemporary, affecting the perceived era and mood.

Technical Specifications for MidJourney

  • Using a specific camera and settings as a prompt: Although Midjourney doesn't replicate camera settings directly, including such details can guide the AI towards desired clarity, depth of field, and lighting effects inherent in the specified equipment.
  • Post-processing instructions: Directly influence the AI's rendering style, pushing it towards achieving a particular visual effect or mood.

Example: Changing the technical specs to include HDR processing or a different camera model (e.g., a vintage film camera) would nudge the AI to simulate the distinct visual characteristics of those techniques or equipment.

By carefully constructing each part of the prompt, creators can steer Midjourney towards generating art that closely aligns with their envisioned scene, mood, and style.