Hopefully you saw Monday’s entry about the Super Sundae Recipe Contest and you’re ready to get to work building the most mouth-watering ice cream sundae imaginable. But like we said, you have to send a photo of your creation along with your entry and the photo is an important part of the process, so we thought we’d offer a few photography tips here.
1. TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES
Shoot your sundae from several different angles to get the best shot and feel free to send us a few different pictures to choose from.
2. AVOID USING A FLASH
If you’re shooting indoors, and chances are, you are, you’ll want to avoid using the flash on your camera because the bright, intense light of the flash isn’t exactly friendly to most food. Instead, put your sundae in a well-lit area (natural light works best, so maybe by a window) and use your camera’s no-flash setting.
But beware, the no-flash setting may require your shutter to stay open longer, which means you’ll have to hold the camera very still when you take the photo. For this reason, a tripod might be useful, if you have one. If your camera doesn’t have a no-flash setting or the no-flash setting creates blurry or dark images, don’t worry about it – just use a flash and make the best of it!
3. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAIL
This is especially true with sundaes. Take some time to make your sundae look as delicious as possible. But don’t take too much time or you’ll end up photographing a melted mess!
4. HAVE FUN!
This is the most important tip we can offer. Don’t stress too much about getting the “perfect shot.” Just get a few good ones and send them along with your recipe. Then grab a spoon and enjoy your super sundae creation. You’ve earned it!
If anyone has any food photography tips they’d like to share with the group, sound off with a comment!