Saturday, January 30, 2010

Food Photography: Fondant covered cupcakes

Fondant covered cupcakes

My wife made these for our nephew's Christening party. I had exactly five minutes to get these shots and then we were out the door on the way to the church. Always in a rush!

Fondant covered cupcakes

Since I didn't have any time to play around here, just shot at high ISO and opened up the aperture to get enough light on the sensor. Any picture is better than no picture! By the way, the "N" is for Nicholas.

Fondant covered cupcakes

In the above shot, the effect of shooting at f/2.8 is dramatic (maybe a little too much so...I think the only thing in focus is that little silver ball on the cupcake!) Mmmmmm, chocolate cupcakes with butter-cream icing, fondant, and little silver sugar thingies on top...I think I ate six of them that weekend!

It would seem like I have been concentrating on shooting only baked goods for the last few weeks. Well, this is mostly because there has been a lot of baking going on in my apartment as of lately, and it's nice to have a subject that you can experiment with for an hour that will look the same at the beginning and the end. Much harder to do with a hot cooked meal, but I will eventually get there!

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