What's the best lighting for desserts?

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  1. arvin

    arvin New Member

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    Hi! I'm new to photography and I would like everyone's recommendation on what lighting I should get. I have a Canon Rebel T2i with an EFS 55-250 mm lens and an EFS 18-55 mm lens. What I will be taking photographs of are desserts like cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, and other desserts. I've been searching for what the best lighting is for what I will be taking pictures of and it seems like getting a pair of soft boxes is a great option with a white backdrop. One thing I'm mainly concerned about is if the heat from the light source will be too hot that it'll melt away the cake and other details such as fondant. I would greatly appreciate it if I can get someone's opinion on what I should get. Thanks for your time and I can't wait to see your response.
     
  2. KCook

    KCook Well-Known Member

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    A wide variety of lights can be used. Different photographers have different preferences. The usual portrait size softboxes can be rather clumsy for a small food setup. And softboxes are certainly not the only way to control light. Links for lots of ideas -

    http://clickitupanotch.com/2014/11/food-photography-lighting/

    http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/how-to-create-a-photo-studio-at-home

    http://foodphotographyblog.com/category/lighting-techniques/

    http://www.learnfoodphotography.com/photography-lighting-gear-buying-guide/

    http://photographingfood.com/not-all-artificial-light-is-created-equally/

    Kelly Cook
     

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