But then there's setups like this.. perfect right?.. when done right (NOT my picture... I didn't really have to say that though did I)
(Click here to peruse an amazing cake shop in Ann Arbor that created this photo!)
Ok one last and very important tip! Probably the most important tip/trick I have in my non-photographer arsonal is this little gem of a lens for my not so professional camera. I asked a photographer what the best 'cheap' camera was and was told numerous $500 and up just for the camera bodies without lens'... which all in all isn't a bad price for a good camera but I'm fairly cheap and broke so I pushed reason/advice aside and sprung for a Cannon Rebel 3 (around $300) (since buying the Rebel 3 I have been super pleased and excited with it... and my pictures) and this 50ml1:1.8 lens (about $150)! I have no idea what the numbers mean but the lens shoot amazing close, crisp detail shots of stationary things like..ta da... cakes! again woohoo!
Hope this gave you a few tips from a very non-professional photographer how to take better food pics! Now go eat cake!
Ps. I'm in the process of moving my blog right here to my website... check back soon for more how to, cake and fun with my crew posts!