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Tripod for Food Photography

A tripod is essential for any avid photographer. We all want clear and sharp photographs and getting them you will have to need a tripod especially in conditions of low light. Food photography can be in low light in some cases and under such conditions it is hard achieving sharp photographs when the ISO is low. Some of the reasons you need a tripod for food photography are:

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  • To achieve sharp images in cases of low light as it helps to increase the depth of field of your images. It increases sharpness since it can keep the camera still in cases of slow shutter speeds.
  • It helps to reduce camera shake and blurry images thus helping you to achieve a high quality image even when the ISO is low. This will help you to avoid grainy pictures that are not very clear.
  • A tripod helps you to achieve precise composition helping you to frame the shot the exact way you want it. It is thus good for HDR and paranomic shots that require precision.
  • A tripod can help you to do self-portraits with a camera timer in a case where you need to photograph yourself doing cooking or illustrating a recipe.
  • In case where you need to do close up photography or macro photography you will need a tripod as there is high chance of shake or vibration and thus without a tripod you will have blurry pictures.
  • A tripod makes it possible to take pictures at difficult hand held angles that would be hard to shoot without one.
  • With a tripod, you can rest heavy camera gear such as long telephoto lenses and hold several camera accessories such as flashes and reflectors among others.

As seen above, it is worth grabbing that tripod to take your food photography to a higher level. Since in most cases a photographer who does food photography will travel a lot, they will need a travel tripod. A tripod can either be made with carbon fiber construction or aluminum construction. They are all good in their own ways and one’s choice depends on personal preference. Generally carbon fiber tripods are more preferred since they are lighter and stronger though they are also more expensive as compared to their counterparts.

Good news is that there are tripods of all prices and thus you can easily get a tripod that fits into your budget. To get the best budget travel tripod, you will however need to do a vast research as well as comparisons on different tripods in the market to make sure that you get value for your money.  Cheap is not necessarily expensive as you can get a great quality tripod at a good price. There are some tripods that come with a kit and others that don’t, there are tripods that have features others don’t, and it all depends on what you are looking for. A carbon fiber tripod also doesn’t have to be necessarily expensive you can get at an affordable price.…

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5 Steps to Beautiful Cake Photography for Your Bakery Website

If you’re anything like me, you’d rather be eating a slice of deliciously moist cake, topped with your favorite icing right about right now. When we can’t eat the delicious dessert, the next best thing is to admire beautiful photographs of it! Great cake photography can make customers crave your scrumptious icing-topped treats so much they will come into your bakery in order to satisfy their sweet tooth.

It is not difficult to learn how to become a photographer, so follow these five steps to ensure your cake photography has people on your bakery website drooling and ready to buy today! 

5 Steps to Beautiful Cake Photography for Your Bakery Website

Step 1- Don’t Eat the Cake!

Put the cake down! Back away slowly!

There will be plenty of time to eat later, but right now you need to photograph this masterpiece. You have a bakery website that needs pictures, and you need those pictures to bring in the customers, so you are going to have to control yourself.

Let’s move on to step 2! 

Step 2- Proper Lighting is a Must!

Find a room in your studio, home, or bakery that gets a good amount of natural light, and set up your shoot there. This should be at a time when the light in the room is the brightest, and the light should be coming in from the side of your subject; not behind you or behind the cake. You may also find it helpful to use a bounce card to eliminate any shadows created by the natural light.

Step 3- Free Your Hands by Using a Tripod

Your hands will naturally shake and move when you are taking photographs. You can get pretty steady with practice, but using a tripod is still always recommended whenever possible.

Not only does a tripod help to steady the shot, but perhaps even more importantly it helps to free up your hands for other tasks. Photography is constant tinkering and adjusting until you find something that works, and a tripod allows you to concentrate on getting the shot you want, and keep the best angle once you’ve found it. 

Step 4- Inject Some Style

There’s something about cake that seems so… stylish. It’s beautiful, it’s “done up”. Not only does it taste amazing, but it looks artistic, and that’s because it was indeed created by an artist!

Celebrate the artistry it took to create the masterpiece you are photographing. If you are particularly proud of the smooth icing or intricate piping, show it! Cut a piece out and display it creatively. This will allow you to showcase not only the beauty of your entire creation, but the viewer will also see a delicious piece of moist cake sitting on a plate, just the way it is served, ready to be eaten.

Always look for new ways to display your cake stylishly in order to entice your customers. 

Step 5- Get the Perfect Angle

There is no one “perfect angle” for cake photography, because each cake has its own charm. Since you are photographing your own art, you will likely have an idea of what inspired you to make certain decisions to begin with, and those can carry over into your photography.

One cake might look best from a bird’s-eye view, while another will need a super duper closeup to show off your masterful piping. You may have spent a bunch of extra time making sure the fondant was perfect, so photograph it!

Now Go Get Photographing!

There’s no better time than now to begin taking those perfect shots that will bring in the customers. Just remember- no eating until the pictures are perfect!…

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