As you may be able to tell, I’m not a great photographer. I have all the right stuff, including an insanely expensive Canon camera, and not a clue how to really use it. If you’re like me, you’ve got two choices, learn, or bring in a pro! Now I’m not saying you need a great shot of every single cake. Let’s face it, some make it out the door without even a happy snap, but when it comes to promoting yourself, it’s vital to get the right shots.
Photo by Renee Bell
As you can see here, my photo of the painted cake, verses Renee’s photo, well let’s just say, the photos speak for themselves..
So what can you do to get a better photo? Here’s Renee’s top 5 tips for taking a better shot of your next cake:
5. Make sure the feeling of the cake shines through – ultimately every cake tells a story, just like a painting or any work of art. Look at the images, and really make sure you are capturing the essence of the cake. Does it make you feel playful, is it light and delicate, bold and striking? Make sure at the end of the day, the images you share evoke that feeling.
What issues do you have when photographing your cakes? What do you struggle with?
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If you live in the Newcastle area, or close enough to travel, contact Renee for cake decorating photoshoots. She is brilliant, and sweet, and the perfect photographer for me and my cakes.