Monday, June 8, 2009

Cake balls photos

And here we are, just like I promised: approved by OZ.


  1. Delicious! My kids would adore those so I need to whip up a batch soon!

    I just went through all your Flickr photos and they all look absolutely terrific. You take beautiful photos and all your cupcakes/desserts look quite yummy! Can I ask what type of camera you use? I've been wanting to upgrade but don't know exactly what features to look for, or just how expensive a camera needs to be to take good food shots.

  2. Hi Maria! Thank you so much for your nice comment!

    No, we don't use any special gear for taking our photos; just a plain DSLR (right now we're on a Sony α100 with the standard 35-70mm lens, which was one of the cheapest DSLRs on the market when we bought it). The make-or-break factor, we found, is light. Light, light, light! You just can't rely on the flash for good photography. You need to have ambient, soft, diffused lighting, and at a cool light temperature at that (if the light temperature is warm, i.e. you have a rather yellow-orange-red hue), the digital camera will distort all colors. You need light bulbs at around 5500°K. Since you are based in NY, I suggest buying one of these which are excellent for object/food photography! Better still, buy two, one for each flank of your object.

    Oh, and a good lens, with a large enough aperture (i.e. a f/1.4, low f-stop). This will allow you to keep your object in focus, while blurring out the background, which is good for object/food photography.

    Confused? Don't be! Just start by cancelling the camera built-in flash, then use the Lowel Egolight from the link above. Loads of tips on the internet, just Google 'food photography egolight'.