A Cheat Sheet of Midjourney control phrases
[descriptions based on v4]
fine ultra-detailed realistic- Can be a bit grainy and "ropey" but increases detail generation
ultra photorealistic- Simiar to "fine ultra-detailed realistic"
Hasselblad H6D- Sharper focus on subect; shadows are deepened
high definition- Shadows are lightened; more fanciful and saturated colors
8k- Lighting tends to be more extreme; colors even more saturated and computer-generated looking than "high definition"
cinematic- Shadows tend to be more extreme (though not darker); objects a bit thicker; more poster-like
color grading- Extreme variations in hue; vibrant but not over-saturated colors
depth of field- sharp focus on subject, background and foreground blurred
film lighting- Limited lighting sources; backlighting common; deep shadows cast by light sources
rim lighting- Slighting stronger lighting effect than "film lighting," but very similar results
intricate- Tends toward non-realistic "crafts" and "pattern" type designs.
realism- Aristic realism. Backgrounds tend to be more uniform; subject looks more like a painting; more objects with subject
photography- Subject tends to have a little area of objects around it with little else in the background
rendered for IMAX- More complex subject with very directional lighting and subdued saturation
tilt-shift- Like "depth of field," but from above or with high angle
motion-blur- Speed lines. May render as if wind is blowing
35mm film- More vibrant colors, but muted saturation, detailed with additional foreground and/or background elements
soft focus- Slight blurry focus and thiner subject with lots of potentially grainy detail; colors tend toward pastels
harsh lighting- Extreme contrast with dark shadows
minimalist line art- Very simplified pen-on-paper type line sketch of the subject with few or no additional elements†
Hasselblad full frame- Similar to "35mm film" with more emphasis on strong contrast.
†In general, "minimalist" can be added to many modifiers to reduce the complexity.
Examples with v4
[all with "--seed 1" to stabilize generated details for comparison]
Examples with v3
See the slideshow here.