Taking Pictures of Cookies-The Background Matters
This is going to be a short post. I am in no way telling you what to do but, I want to show you something. I surf the web all the time and I come across some showstopping cookies that I can’t see very well. They are amazing cookies but, the problem is, they get lost by the background. Taking pictures of cookies is not hard but, there are a few things to remember before you start. Let me show you what I mean.
These are some cookies I made for a guest post for my friend Karen at TrilogyEdibles. I wanted to use them to show you about a simple white background and the difference it can make to your cookies.
The plain white background is so much better than this picture of the cookies on the baking rack. Not that this photo is horrible but, the cookies get lost in the grid of the cookie rack. When I see showstopping cookies on a rack I automatically zoom in on the cookies so I can focus on the wonderful details of the cookies without my eye focusing on the rack. I also know photography is art and the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I want all my hard work to be seen in my photos. I don’t want them to get lost in the background.
You don’t have to break into your savings account to buy expensive props. Just find some white paper, poster board, foam board or cute scrapbook paper that is complimentary to your cookies. Your cookies will be the focus of your photo and not the cookie rack.