Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wedding Cake flowers

Photo by wedding and portrait photographer
Frank Kendralla 

I am not a 'cake' eating person but this cake sure looks yummy.  :-D 
A quick tip when photographing cakes.  Ensure you do not blast the cake with your flash.  This image was shot with the flash bounced off the wall camera left. Many folks love to photograph the cake during the reception.  This is one part of the reception where nearly everyone who has a camera with them brings it out.  However, most people blast the cake with their flash and they wash out all the detail and reduce or eliminate the cake's beauty.  If you are using a point and shoot where you cannot bounce the flash, try turning it off and using the ambient light to illuminate the cake. 

The great up lighting on the second image was provided by my DJ buddy Frank Gloor from Otto Productions

 I used a touch of light bounced off the left wall but used a very slow shutter speed to bring in the ambient light that Frank provided with his accent or up lighting. 

If you want cakes that taste as good as they look, contact Amy Barna.  In fact, not only do I endorse her cakes but we had her cakes at my daughter's wedding four years ago and her cookies at my daughter's baby shower last year. 
Amy Cakes

 The last image is a cake that Amy made for a wedding I shot last year and is one of my favorite designs.  Maybe because the cake looks like it has lasagna noodles on it, which brings back memories of my childhood. 


Get out and enjoy the beauty of life!

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