AI am looking to take better cake/cookie photos with my compact digital camera (canon powershot a400). It's a decent point and shoot- has macro setting, good quality- but I want those gorgeous close ups like bakerella and smitten kitchen!. I don't want to make the jump into buying a DSLR, but I haven't yet figured out how to get consistently better photos from this camera. But I am sure there is a way! Anyone have suggestions?
Please see my blog for useful info on how to photograph your products no matter what camera you use.
Plus you may find if you switch your compact to the macro setting (it looks like a tulip or flower) this will enable you to get a little bit closer with your camera. Place your products on an attractive base and make sure that they are in good light so that your automatic flash doesn't go off (not a good look!) OR, if you want a slightly shallower depth of field (so everything else goes out of focus) the portrait setting will also produce something similar.
To get truly lovely photos and the soft focus look/shallow depth of field then a DSLR will eventually work much better.
The on-line training course at www.camerasandcake.com I have written has loads of tips and instructions for any kind of camera if you decide to take it further. Good luck - would love to see how you get on!
ATina, What a great blog! Really helpful tips. I will definitely try them out. Tammy
You're welcome, glad you like it - have fun!