Hi, I've started blog recently where I showcase wonderful cupcake recipes! I;ve found tons of beautiful images I've decided to write down my own recipes and made first cupcakes but I realized I mad awful images ! I have nice camera Cannon Eos 1000 but...
Does anyone have some great advice about taking cupcakes photos.
I'd say get really close, use strong light from different directions (not the camera's own flash if it has one) and frame your pics at crazy angles: looking up at them, looking straigt down on them... play about and have fun and you'll get some great ones
Read your camera manual (find it online...) because there is a setting for close-up pictures that works MUCH better than the general setting even with zoom.
On Nikon cameras it's in the "scene" menu and the icon is a little flower...and boy does it take SUPER close-up pictures.
The other thing to remember about digital pics is that the camera tries to auto-focus on the brightest feature, so being careful about your light source will make a difference.
Check out the Rule of Thirds. It's a grid that helps with placement of the object in pictures. For example, those who read left to right will first look at a picture from the left to the right, so a single object will flow better to the eye when placed on the left. It's quite interesting to read how the eye thinks.
Also, I'd go with what Crazy-Gray said about angles. Even the slightest angle can make a huge difference, as can natural or slightly filtered light.
I look forward to checking out you blog!
Yes , great advices! I will try to used them! The best problem was light and shadow! Also I had a problem with making great background composition! It looks so easy when you watch some great photos but hart when you want to make your own