As I was snapping pictures for an upcoming blog post, the following occurred to me: Perhaps I should have considered before embarking on a blog that I am a bad photographer. Okay, really bad. Terrible, in fact. When it comes to photographing my wedding cakes, I am notorious for cutting off the top tier. My husband always advises me that when I think I’ve got the cake in the frame to take two steps back. (We started with just one step, but soon realized that it was not sufficient.) Here are a few photos to illustrate my point.
This was a “perfect pear” themed wedding cake for a wedding at the Torrey Pines Lodge in La Jolla, California . Too bad I took the photograph during my artsy EXTREME CLOSEUP phase:
Check out the lighting on this one. Ouch. Even I can’t tell what color it is:
This hurts me more than it hurts you:
Here’s a slightly better version. The wedding was at the absolutely stunning Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon. Of course I could have chosen to take the picture outside in the beautiful bucolic setting, but no, I chose to take it in their kitchen. See the spoons and gray glassware bins?
My daughter gets some pretty cool birthday cakes. Too bad she doesn’t get any cool pictures of them.
So, what’s a cake designer to do for quality photos? More about that in a future post. For now, I’ll try to compensate for my poor photographs with really quality blog content. And really nice cakes.