Friday, November 21, 2008

How to Photograph a Cake (without expensive equipment)

While I always enjoy compliments on my cakes and cookies, I've recently begun to get many compliments on may cake and cookie photography. Being a practical and frugal person (interpreted as "cheap"), I'm always looking for creative solutions.

After completing my most recent cake, I decided to try something new when it came time to photograph it. I recently installed full spectrum bulbs in the fluorescent ceiling fixture in my kitchen, which has improved my ability to shoot without a flash. Throw in an empty butter tub and a $2.00 scrap of fabric and voila, I've got some really nice photos. Read more about my Fuchsia Gerbera Daisy Cake.




5 comments:

Betty said...

Great job on the cake and pictures!

Kim said...

Thank you!

bridges67 said...

Hi Kim,
I just happen to land in your website when i searched from Yahoo topics on how to photograph cupcakes.
I love how you explained it! Thank you very much.
I just bought my DSLR (Canon 500D) a few weeks ago. And like you, i dont know how to navigate on its functions. Im a bit scared actually hehehe.
Here are my first few shots. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8809045@N03/sets/72157622634185981/
I just have to leave a TY message for this helpful entry before I browse in your other blog entries :)
Thanks again for sharing this info.

bridges67 said...

Me again Kim :)
I just noticed that this is an 2008 entry lol. I saw your amazing photos in flicker. Its just awesome!!! I love love love them all :)
I wish i can learn how to use my dslr soon.
Oh, and I love your self portraits from one of your blog entries.
Just lovely!

kim dever thibodeaux said...

Thank you! I have pretty much replaced baking with photography, but I still do a cake every now and then. I checked out your Flickr pics and they were great. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about anything - cake or camera!

Have a good one!