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Taking pictures of gum paste figures

post #1 of 9
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I'm having problems taking pictures of gum paste figures, (with fondant too, but it seems more with gum paste) without washing out all the details. I turned the flash off and helped a bit, but it's still really washing out the details.

Anyone have any tips?

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post #2 of 9
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Here's some pics of my problems. The first one is with the flash off, so I can see details, but too many shadows

The second is less shadows but it loses the details.

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post #3 of 9
Im sorry I have no tips but they are sooo adorable!!
post #4 of 9
Ahhhhh! We have that mold and everyone wants those on christening cakes.

I think they're creepy, and at the shop we call them dead babies or dead butt babies.
post #5 of 9

I think it has more to do with your camera set-up; but I have found that turning OFF the flash on mine gives me more details when taking those close-up shots. just a thought:)

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I think it has more to do with your camera set-up; but I have found that turning OFF the flash on mine gives me more details when taking those close-up shots. just a thought:)

I turned off the flash, but that gave me shadows..would a "spotlight" for lack of better words, take away the shadows but not wash out the details?

 

Godot, I agree, it's the big "thing" right now along with the belly/boobs cakes!

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post #7 of 9
Diy Light box
http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent

I'm a terrible photographer but for 5 min I was trying to learn..,came across this first.
post #8 of 9

Yes, I agree that a spot light will help with your shadows!

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post #9 of 9

I keep my flash off and use Photoshop to lighten my photos when I have shadows.

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