I am building my portfolio and I don't think that my pictures look very professional. Basically, I have been placing the cake on a table with a tablecloth. I have seen other pictures of cakes with a white or black background, and the pictures seem professional and really highlight the cakes.
What tips or hints do you have to improve the quality of photos taken when building your portfolio?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I use a homemade light box.. I got the directions from:
You can look at the photos I have taken, I think they turned out pretty good. For diffrent color backdrops you can use diffrent colored poster board or fabric (I attach it to the top inside of the box using velcro dots)
Hope this helps
I bought a science project board from Staples - it's thick and stands on it's own. Makes a great white background (not to mention hides the mess). If I want something other than white I hang wrapping paper over it.
I have a large black sheet that I use and put it over my stove top. Then I take the picture there. easy peasy.
Thanks for the tips!
I'm not a pro but trying to improve...I use a white tablecloth in a room with the most bright natural light (usually morning sun) and no flash.
I bought a project board from Wal-Mart along with an inexpensive black sheet from the clearance section. I set the project board on a card table, drape the sheet over the board and table, then place the cakes on the table and on the sheet. Works great! If the sheet gets dirty, I just toss it in the washing machine.