Over Exposed Photographs

Lounge By Stitches Updated 22 Jan 2014 , 4:39am by scrumdiddlycakes

Stitches Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 11:07pm
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Am I the only person who is sick of seeing a beautiful cake with that over exposed look that is blindingly light? Sheesh, I say ENOUGH!

 

It was a cool technique when it first appears but now I'm soooo over it! It's too hard on my eyes....how about you?

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SPCOhio Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 11:14pm
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AI am so completely awful at taking pictures it would be a pot/kettle situation for me to speak. Lol I need a real camera instead of my iPhone or iPad but that is an investment which must wait awhile. I have noticed the trend among portrait photographers, though, and I am not a fan. My own wedding pictures are a bit like that, but it's just as well since it hides a multitude of sins (I.e. I am also completely awful at doing makeup).

MBalaska Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 11:21pm
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Not sure what you mean, unless it's the bad photo in my current avatar.  Photo's are just the bane of my existence, and I don't think I'll ever achieve decent photos.

Stitches Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 11:39pm
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An example, The Cake Blog posted Hello Naomi's cake this afternoon on FB. It's too light for my eyes.

 

I think she does incredible work.........but I sure would like to be able to see the cake!

rexygirl Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 11:58pm
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AMy hubby is a photog and he hates his "trend" he is a total nut about the proper exposure (don't judge by my cake photos those are from my phone!) but I have to say I agree!

tarttokig Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 12:25am
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I totally agree! It's really a shame because you can only see the decorations but not the cake itself! It bugs me.... ;)

AZCouture Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 2:28am
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Yes, I know exactly what you mean, and it's blindingly annoying!

AZCouture Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 2:30am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Stitches 
 

An example, The Cake Blog posted Hello Naomi's cake this afternoon on FB. It's too light for my eyes.

 

I think she does incredible work.........but I sure would like to be able to see the cake!

Ok....lol. Now that particular cake is rough iced. Nothing to see here...move along people. Just look at the flowers and be on your way. :D But yes, overall, blinding!!

Stitches Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 2:36am
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

Just look at the flowers and be on your way.

I can't even focus on the flowers enough to tell if they are real or gp.........

MBalaska Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 3:05am
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It reminds me of the gauzy photography done in the 30's & 40's on my favorite actresses like Marlene, Greta & Mae........ soft focus, over lit, shot through gauze..... No flaws, no lines......perfection for the imagination.

I'd love to see a Mae West themed cake.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 4:39am
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I did a total of 7 dummy cakes for different photo shoots last Spring/Summer, I could only use pictures of 3 of them because of it. Even those ones are pretty brutal, made me so mad.

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