Look At The Difference A Professional Photo Makes..

Decorating By ttehan4 Updated 3 Nov 2009 , 7:11pm by wildwolves

ttehan4 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:39pm
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I was shocked out how the professional photo made this cake look. Im in love.



http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1491600.html

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tonedna Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:49pm
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It does make a difference, specially if the cake is at the venue..
One of my TT's was photograph by a professional and it looked so dreamy!
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Texas_Rose Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:49pm
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It's a beautiful cake in all the photos icon_biggrin.gif

If you don't want to pay a pro every time you make a cake, you can get a photo editing program to touch up your photos yourself.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:50pm
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Great! You can take that same pic, upload it to www.picnik.com and make it look even better. Upgrade to the pro account and do even more with it! Change the xposure, soften the edges, get rid of some of the background, focal zoom, lots of cool stuff icon_smile.gif

tx_cupcake Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:53pm
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Originally Posted by LURVELY

Great! You can take that same pic, upload it to www.picnik.com and make it look even better. Upgrade to the pro account and do even more with it! Change the xposure, soften the edges, get rid of some of the background, focal zoom, lots of cool stuff icon_smile.gif




Woo! Thanks! thumbs_up.gif

mariela_ms Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:56pm
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Picnik.com is my favorite site to edit! I used to have Photoshop on my Pc, sold it, then switched to Mac, and I no longer have it. When I found out about Picnik.com I was in heaven. I use it very often! I love editing pictures, specially my son's!

tatorchip Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:57pm
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thanks for sharing, I will give it a try

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 5:59pm
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Here's an example. icon_smile.gif
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tonedna Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:00pm
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That looks great luverly!
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__Jamie__ Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:02pm
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That's a mirrored frame....it could look better with more definition at the top. I love Picnik. That program rocks tha house. Thanks Edna!

tatorchip Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:02pm
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yes, both of the cakes are beautiful

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:08pm
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Originally Posted by tonedna

That looks great luverly!
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Oooooo, and yes, your TT looks divine!

tonedna Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 6:26pm
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Originally Posted by LURVELY

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Originally Posted by tonedna

That looks great luverly!
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Oooooo, and yes, your TT looks divine!




Yeah, those photogrphers with the expensive cameras!..I might have to steal one!..

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Peridot Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 7:11pm
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Question.....When you use picnik.com are you still able to download the photo to CC? I was wondering if it gets to a point where you can no longer download as it is too big or whatever you want to call it.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 7:12pm
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Of course you can. You can resize it, do all kinds of stuff.

grandmom Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 7:19pm
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Edna, stop it ! Your cakes would look as good sitting in the driveway!!

tonedna Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 7:26pm
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Edna, stop it ! Your cakes would look as good sitting in the driveway!!




Mmmmhmm...maybe I should do that!.. icon_lol.gif
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ttehan4 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:31pm
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I try to buy a photo from the brides photographer when I can. The photographer for this cakes was nice enough to give me a download of the photo. I will definietly try the pic site.

A fellow CCer saw one of my other cakes and she was at the wedding. She messaged me and told me my cake was on the photographers website. I was very impressed with that cake too. Its the lime green paisley one in my photos. I actually used it on my brochure cover.

Thanks for the feedback.

Win Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:58pm
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Originally Posted by LURVELY

Great! You can take that same pic, upload it to www.picnik.com and make it look even better. Upgrade to the pro account and do even more with it! Change the xposure, soften the edges, get rid of some of the background, focal zoom, lots of cool stuff icon_smile.gif




Picnic is my mostest favoritest! The collages, oh the collages!!! I keep a premium account --it's only $24.95 for a year.

Rylan Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 11:05pm
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It really does make a difference. You can usually do it on your own, even if you don't have the equipment. Make sure you have nice natural lighting and a nice edititing software (I gotta try what Jamie suggested).

I read a few blogs on how to photograph food and it really helped me a lot.

ttehan4 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 11:18pm
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I tried picnik..LOVE IT!

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 11:21pm
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Yeah...lightboxes! Totally forgot about those....now THAT is what gets a good picture right off the bat!

luvmysmoother Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 6:22pm
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I just don't know how everyone does it - not only spend hours baking a cake, decorating, cleaning up, then taking the time to photograph it just perfectly. I am so tired when I finish I just don't want to mess with my camera and end up taking cell phone picsicon_smile.gif Kudos to those that pay attention to detail from top to toe though - it does make a huge difference I have to admiticon_smile.gif

cownsj Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 6:34pm
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It really made that cake come to life. It's a beautiful cake to begin with, but the professional pictures really brings out the personality of it. Thanks for sharing that.

ttehan4 Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 6:47pm
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I am in the process of converting my basement into my cake area/kitchen. I am working on a special area that can be left up at all times just to photograph my cakes. I am going to do a set of black backdrop and white. I think it will make a huge difference with my cakes. I usually post the pics to my webpage to and I want it to look more professional. I am going to have my hubby build a light box too. It will just be easier to have it in an area that doesnt have to be torn down and dug out everytime I need it.

Echooo3 Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 10:24pm
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I second Grandma!

Edna - I know your work and your cakes are beautiful without needing help from a professional -- you are the professional.

Very georgous cake Edna.

tonedna Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 11:03pm
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Thanks Echo!!

Lighting does make a huge difference!..Natural light works great too!
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wildwolves Posted 2 Nov 2009 , 11:53pm
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Thanks for the tips everyone and the picnik website is fantastic.. will be using that from now on!! icon_biggrin.gif

aundrea Posted 3 Nov 2009 , 12:15am
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thanks for sharing all this info. i too will check into picnik. sounds like fun!

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