How to photograph cakes using natural light - Laportes

Daylight is wonderful for photographing food.  Daylight is natural and food is natural.  They go together beautifully

This cake speaks for itself.  Eat me

Photographing cakes at Laportes, Lewes






The reflectors are both polystyrene insulation panels, easily portable and effective at getting objects to glow gently.  I've used an 80-200 zoom lens set at 135mm, and F10, at a tenth of a second.  The F10 part is VERY important because it renders the texture of the whole cake and that texture is what makes this cake so mouthwatering.  The depth of field given by this lens throws everything else out of focus, the cup and the mug just blurry shapes, hinting that this cake is in a cafe

It's the big three again.  Window light, tripod, reflection on the shadow side 

Laportes, 4 Lansdown Pl, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2JT, 01273 478817.
Open daily 8.30am - 5.30pm