#7 Shoot over­head

Practical Photography (UK) - - 10clicks -

Cap­tur­ing im­ages good enough to eat is Elisabeth Coelfen’s (elis­a­beth­coelfen.com) bread and but­ter, and she’s quickly be­come an ex­pert.

“I’m a stock pho­tog­ra­pher, so while I can shoot what I love I also have to con­sider what food trends and mo­tifs are miss­ing from my port­fo­lio. Sweet foods are al­ways good sell­ers, but minia­ture cakes are sell­ing ex­tremely well at the mo­ment. I de­cided to bake some mini bundt cakes and pair them with my sig­na­ture pastel­coloured props and a home-made crepe flower.

“While I of­ten shoot from above, I never climb any lad­ders for this tech­nique. In­stead, I use a mas­sive stu­dio stand and shoot teth­ered. I use a wire­less re­mote con­trol to zoom in and then set the right fo­cus man­u­ally.”

Above Learn how to shoot colour­ful food flat lays with the lat­est Cam­era School mod­ule from p116.

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