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post #16 of 22

A great tip for fabulous backgrounds is to change your aperture setting to the lowest possible (smallest f-number), this makes the background blurry and keeps the cake in focus, it's amazing how much it makes the cake stand out; if you can't change the aperture setting you can photoshop your pics and manually blur the background too :-)

post #17 of 22
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I am so confused about the Aperture settings! I have a Canon Rebel XS and it has different modes for the manual settings and I don't know which mode to use to set the aperture low.... :-/ 

 

But thanks so much for all the great tips!

post #18 of 22
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I am so confused about the Aperture settings! I have a Canon Rebel XS and it has different modes for the manual settings and I don't know which mode to use to set the aperture low.... :-/ 

But thanks so much for all the great tips!

This site might help you icon_smile.gif

photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=293874
post #19 of 22

I've done almost all of my cakes with a plain black background.  I know I don't have the photographic skills (or decent lighting, half the time) for some of the lovely backdrops I see.  But I think that if you look on my website, the fact that almost all of the cakes are on a black background looks quite good...  it's the uniformity.

 

Here's the very technical set-up I use!!!! icon_biggrin.gif icon_wink.gif

 


 

 

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post #20 of 22

Natural light! Can't say that enough. Supplemented with flash that is well diffused or bounced off the ceiling or sideways at a white piece of foam core-NEVER straight at the cake. 

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post #21 of 22

If you have a Mac, you can also use iphoto to enhance your photo.  Sometimes my cakes are brighter than the picture shows, so I adjust accordingly in iPhoto.  I also use iPhoto to blacken out the background, or blur it depending.  It's true, the photos make all the difference in the world when it comes to marketing!

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If you have a Mac, you can also use iphoto to enhance your photo.  Sometimes my cakes are brighter than the picture shows, so I adjust accordingly in iPhoto.  I also use iPhoto to blacken out the background, or blur it depending.  It's true, the photos make all the difference in the world when it comes to marketing!


Definitely.  The black fabric I use isn't as black, black, black as it was when I first bought it.  But it's very easy to 'enhance'.  I also make the pic brighter if I need do, etc...

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