Monday, March 1, 2010

Faux-Professional Pictures, Anyone?

I recently came to the conclusion that I needed better pictures of my cakes.  There's nothing like a crumb-covered counter top to lend to the authenticity of my cakes; however, I think clients will respond better to great photos.  So what did your girl do??  I created a homemade light box, or "photo stage", for my work.

 

This is just a cardboard box with the sides cut out and replaced with wrapping tissue.  The tissue-covered "windows" allow for the light coming from the two lamps flanking the box to be diffused into the box.  The baby shoes are sitting on a white poster board, or the "stage".   See the before and after pictures of the gum paste baby shoes below.

Without the Light Box

 

With the Light Box


After a bit of photo editing

Ahh, I impress myself sometimes :-D