Tip Tuesday- Shooting Macro
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Taking pictures of your cakes is a very important part of your business. Not only do the pictures provide proof of what you’ve made, they also serve as marketing media. Websites, business cards, flyers, posters, social media, you name it! The pictures that you use will be your voice, a big part of your silent salesman pitch. Taking pictures with different backdrops from different angles is a great way to add versatility, but it is important to switch of the lens you use from time to time.
I must admit, I love my nifty fifty but it simply isn’t possible to get really up close, personal, detailed shots. You know, the shot that captures a brush stroke, an intricate flower or impeccable piping? Try shooting macro to get that shot.
Macro sounds expensive and it can be. Although you want to up your picture stash, don’t get caught up in vanity things that break the bank. As a baker, decorator, designer, having state of the art macro lenses isn’t top priority (Kitchen Aid Mixer is of course :) ) Instead shoot macro by using an extension tube.
Extension tubes are a great tool to have in your arsenal, keeping you from buying new lenses, all you have to do is add a ring to your camera body, add your lens to the ring and shoot!