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Anglesey Cakes

By RachelMB
I have rather fallen out of love with my camera (I'm slowly adopting my boyfriend's DSLR!), but I did use it to take some photos of my most recent batch of baking - Anglesey Cakes (a.k.a Jammy Dodgers). I have not had a lot of time to go places and take photographs, however I have had time to bake, so most of my recent photos are of food! I tried to be more careful here with composition, depth of field etc., since I had time before our guests arrived.

Any constructive critique you can offer me is welcomed Smile

Also, the cakes were tasty Grin Especially with clotted cream! Yum Grin

Tags: Food Cake Close-up and macro Anglesey cakes Jammy dodgers

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dbedford 13 6 England
20 Aug 2011 7:08PM
Look good enough to ....errr eat !
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
20 Aug 2011 7:10PM
HIYA! Rach.....................welcome back!

These look delicious, you've caught them well - I wonder if an improvement may have been me some!!!!! Tongue No really, I think cropping off the dark area at the top may have improved the image - or even pulling back even further and taking a shot including the clotted cream, serviette, fork etc. Smile
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
20 Aug 2011 7:28PM
Yes, I think it looks better without the dark area! Smile
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
20 Aug 2011 7:38PM
Yummy Smile Carol
cjl47 13 5 3 England
21 Aug 2011 6:32AM
I agree re cropping and a bit of cloning to remove any distraction.
Had a quick go, it is 6.30am, lol,
RachelMB 15 42 10 England
21 Aug 2011 1:06PM
Thank you for the mod, Chris. It looks good Smile
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 7:07PM
Decent tightly cropped image. Look at pro food shots in magazines and cookbooks - lighting is critical and this is clearly flash on camera on a compact. ideally you needed some softened off camera lighting and an aperture of f16 to f22 to get greater depth.

Good try, but the lighting is harsh.

RachelMB 15 42 10 England
24 Aug 2011 9:34PM
Thank you Paul Smile I see what you mean about the lighting - some of the shadows look a bit harsh. I have since taken some new photos of my latest batch of baking and tried out a different lighting technique - it's much nicer than using on-camera flash!

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