What is your favorite methods of taking great photos? I thought it would be fun for us all to share how they feel their methods showcase their product best!
I find it is all in great lighting.
lighting and background
I'm still struggling with lighting - trying to find the right place and the right angle. But backdrop - I had a large scrap of dark brown mock suede microfiber fabric left over from some sewing I had done. I lay it out over table, wall, whatever just to cover everything. The dark background seems best for the light colored cakes and you don't see my tabletop or counters or appliances (dependent on camera angle). I take some with flash and without - just to see what is better that day. I will also stand on a stool so I can get above the cake to get a good picture of the top.
yes I do those same things lol
I bought one of those science fair backgrounds and I use that for a backdrop on my cakes. I usually take pictures of the cakes on my ottoman because I am not tall enough to take the pictures I want when the cake is on the counter. I can turn the backdrop different directions to get the light the way I want it.
The other really helpful thing is a photo editing program. Some colors don't seem to photograph true on food, at least with my camera (my sister has a fancier camera with a food setting, I don't). So the photo editing program helps get the color to look more like it does in real life.
Lighting is so important so we can see the details, but the clearest details in the world will go unnoticed if the cake is shown next to sink full of dishes and a tampon laying next to it (yep! saw one of those!)
NO indydebi!! We must watch your background and I agree lighting is important.