Friday, April 13, 2012

Editing Your Pictures

Hello and...uhh...Happy Friday?! Seriously, where did this week go?

It's been a busy week at work and a busy week at the Sweet Tooth Bakery. Not to mention I've been toting around three books that I'm attempting to read, and occasionally trying to work on this new blog site!

Today I wanted to share with you some quick tips that I've learned over the past few months related to photography.

Truth be told, I am no photographer. If you've seen a good picture on my website, odds are that Brian was the one behind the camera.

I  never had too much interest in photography until I entered into the world of food blogging. When I started The Bakery, it was also necessary that I started photographing my desserts. Luckily, Brian and I have an awesome camera that I absolutely love!

Our camera is a Canon PowerShot S90. It's no SLR, but it produces amazing quality for a small digital camera.

When it comes to photography, especially food photography, it's much better to take the photos during the daytime. The natural daylight makes the biggest difference! Unfortunately, due to the fact that I work full-time, most of my cakes and cookies are made during the evening or nighttime.

Take a look at this photo from Wednesday night:



You can tell that the lighting is not very good because it was taken at night.

Thankfully I have a Macbook and am able to edit my pictures using iPhoto. Another great resource is PicMonkey. As you all may recall, I was a dedicated member of Picnik for the past year. They sadly are shutting down their website in the coming days, but they have fully refunded my money and have recommended some other great editing websites (Google+, PicMonkey, etc).

Using these websites, the possibilities are endless!

Here is a photo (same lighting as above) edited with PicMonkey:



It makes a world of difference!

A couple sites to check out:

http://taylortakesataste.com/

http://sweetapolita.com/

These people  have great photography skills and tips.

Alright, enjoy your weekend! I'll be updating the blog much more regularly in the coming days, now that I finally have a moment to relax!

TBD,

Kelly

1 comment:

  1. wow! "Leslie's" cake looks incredibly professional! I am so impressed!!

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