It's always a good idea to keep in mind what you want the viewer to see in your shot, and how to lead them there. Notice how your eye goes straight to the cake here. No question of what the main subject is. This is no random accident. Some of the techniques I used to create this effect are easy to apply, once you know how. Here I considered:
1) Leading lines - created by the petals trailing towards the cake.
2) Light - sidelight here has been blocked in the foreground so the narrowed shaft of light falls on the cake, illuminating that glaze.
3) Aperture - a low f-stop and focusing directly on the cake ensures the background and foreground remain slightly blurred. This shot was taken at F 1.8.
Succesful photography is always a juggling game between aperture, shutter speed and ISO, to achieve the look you want. If you want to find out how to improve your food photography, please get in touch. I teach both 1-2-1 and online. And if you would like me to help you tell your food brand story, then please let me know, I'd be delighted to hear from you.
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