I have a huge sweet tooth. I love nearly all candy and baked goods. I’m always willing to try something new, so it’s no surprise that I love Valentine’s Day simply for the fact there are so many fun desserts to eat!
Below are 14 delectable sweet treats for your sweetie (or yourself) this holiday. Take notice how well these are photographed. Doesn’t it make them that much more appealing?
1. This is such a charming photograph. Who doesn’t love elaborately decorated cookies like these? The photographer wisely let them steal the show and didn’t choose to include anything else in the frame.
2. Take into account the entire image, not just the main subject. This photograph wouldn’t be as interesting without the decor that surrounds the cake.
3. Consider capturing another part of the process. Here we see this dessert as it’s just come out of the oven, changing the mood of the photograph entirely.
4. There’s a nice repetition of color in this photo. The chocolate layers of cake complement the cake platter, and its composition has an easy rhythm to it.
5. The shallow depth of field makes the background of this photograph blurry. Right away it tells us the red velvet cheesecake squares are the most important part of the picture.
6. Again, this plays with focus and depth of field. A nice digital SLR will allow you to tweak these settings.
7. The choice in accessories is nice. A sorbet is delicate, so the dainty details of the dish is perfect. Ask yourself what the tone of this photograph is and it will help you decide what’s appropriate for your work.
8. This is a clever cookie that hides candy in the center of it. A good photograph was necessary to show how the dessert looks both assembled and cut.
9. A picture of food doesn’t have to be straightforward This is an example of a dessert that’s been abstracted. We don’t know exactly what we’re looking at, but we know it is beautiful.
10. Light and airy, the choice to photograph this cranberry pate de fruit on a white surface makes it seem like it’ll float away at any second!
11. Cookie or a tiny note? Who can tell? This amusing photograph pairs well-decorated cookies with non-edible pencils. It’s fun to keep the viewer guessing.
12. There’s an unexpected twist to this image. I never imagined I’d see a cut out in brownie form! It’s so neatly done that it looks effortless.
13. Just like the last photo, these series of emojis aren’t overly fancy and it works. They contrast very nicely with the flat lilac background.
14. If your packaging is done well, feel free to document it. While people like to see how things are made, they also want to see a finished product. Crafting a sweet gift is part food and part presentation, the latter being something we often forget about until it’s too late.
Love never looked so good.
Good photography is vital to making a dish look appetizing. The better your photographs, the more appealing your food will look. Do your handiwork justice and record it well, taking into consideration composition, lighting, depth of field and color. The photograph will shine if you do.