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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.
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'.