Shooting with Backlight
This is a little bit tricky here. It is back-lighting but there are dark objects right behind this so we'll see if we can get a back-lighting look. We may not be able to. And so basically I'm just gonna be turning my camera to face the windows. It can't be too high, it'll be perfect.
So while we're setting that up, I would love to remind everyone at home we've had a number of you posting, submitting images to our student work gallery, which is on the class page and each of our photography and craft classes have this for each individual class. We've been seeing some great images coming in of your own product photography based upon what you've been learning so keep those coming. We would love to see them, you can comment, you can give hearts and you can do that just by clicking on the name of the class above the video you're watching, that takes you to the class page and scroll down and you'll see that student work gallery. Thanks for posting those images.
Okay for this purpose I'm g...
onna take off the lid but you can see the cake is pretty much silhouetted when I put it in front of there and let's add on a fun topper or something. The cake is pretty small on the stand so if I were really styling this with a lot of time, I would probably add flowers along the base or some other party items. For right now, let's just add a topper. This cute guy, someone's turning five. All I'm gonna do to change this is change my exposure compensation and I'm gonna go all the way up to plus three, and see how that looks. It's too light now, I think. Let's go just down a little bit. Much better, so that's actually how I would use, it's just exposure compensation. Now the other thing that I would do because this five is sparkly, and I want it to be sparkly in the photo, I would add in ... do you see that? So I would have someone, poor Kate, poor, poor Kate, come hold this reflector in right here, and that's gonna add light back in onto my subject so I don't have to go quite as bright now. It's gonna make that five show up a lot better. See the difference? So this isn't like a full-styled, beautiful shot but you can see how you would use light like that and you can do something really, really beautiful with it. It is actually another really great way to get a white background because it is brighter out there than it is in here so if you have sky, or if I just had that white building and I didn't have the trees that are darker right there, I could make it completely white in the background.