Apple Cake

As I was taking photos for my 52 Week photo project, I found a good spot for this kind of photos so I also wanted to try it out on something else. And while I was planning on baking something sweet during the Sunday I therefore used this opportunity to take some photos of the result.

Just a couple of tips I found out that might be useful next time:
1) As there is fruit on the bottom of the cake, the baking paper tends to tear and it is good idea not to try to remove the baking form.
2) When I crumpled the baking paper a little bit it looks nicer than just a plain one.

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(Shutter Speed: 1/60 seconds, Aperture: F/5.6, Focal Length: 30.0, ISO 200)

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(Shutter Speed: 1/40 seconds, Aperture: F/5.6, Focal Length: 45.0, ISO 200)

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(Shutter Speed: 1/40 seconds, Aperture: F/5.6, Focal Length: 45.0, ISO 200)

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(Shutter Speed: 1/40 seconds, Aperture: F/5.6, Focal Length: 52.0, ISO 200)

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Apple Strudel

Apple strudel is traditional Austrian dessert but it is also quite popular in other countries mostly in Europe. In our family we make an apple strudel usually in summer when we are at our cottage and we can use apples from the garden. But this time, altought it wasn’t summer making a strudel was a great way how to spend cold and damp weekend.

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(Shutter Speed: 1/125 seconds, Aperture: F/1.8, Focal Length: 50.0, ISO 100)

Also, this is my very first try on food photography, so… what do you think?

Photographing Food

After some time I decided to take some macro photos and as I was preparing dinner in the kitchen, some ingredients caught my eye. I didn’t expect that pasta would be so difficult to take photos of. They were instantly spreading onto the kitchen desk so I had to use a rubber band to hold them together. The spices didn’t make any problems so this was good and it smelled so nice. There was also another thing, that made shooting harden. I don’t have any macro lens but I use extension tubes and with these it is necessary to be very very close to the photographed object so I needed to be carefull not to touch the spices with my front lens otherwise I would have there nice colourful spots. The first two photos show spaghetti pasta, on the third photo there is turmaric spice and on the last one there is sweet paprika spice.

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(Shutter Speed: 1 second; Aperture: F/18.0; Focal Length: 78 mm; ISO 200, extension tubes, tripod)

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(Shutter Speed: 3 seconds; Aperture: F/18.0; Focal Length: 85 mm; ISO 200, extension tubes, tripod)

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(Shutter Speed: 2 seconds; Aperture: F/16.0; Focal Length: 78 mm; ISO 200, extension tubes, tripod)

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(Shutter Speed: 2 seconds; Aperture: F/11.0; Focal Length: 78 mm; ISO 200, extension tubes, tripod)