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Food Photography for Pastries Like a Pro

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
COPYRIGHT, HELEN S. FLETCHER, 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ALL PHOTOS BY PASTRIES LIKE A PRO UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Chocolate Strawberry TartThere is only one reason the food photography on my blog is the quality it is.  I am fortunate to have a professional “on call” photographer as he calls himself.  My husband, Mike, is a retired professional photographer.  Mike was a freelance photographer who shot editorial, high end ads, annual reports and shot for Time, Newsweek and Fortune others among other things.  I remember well, Mike in Europe on tour with the San Francisco Symphony for a month while I was opening the bakery.  I never realized how helpful one person could be until he wasn’t there any longer.  One thing he never shot was food photography.  That came about when I entered the field of food professionally.

As there is no natural light in my kitchen, it is lit with three 1000 watt tungsten quartz lights bounced off the white ceiling which illuminate my island  where the majority of the photography takes place.  The ceiling becomes one big bounce card! Continue reading