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WEDDING by KRISS on 10 november 2015

Very often, people have fancy lights on or around their wedding cakes and it can be quite easy to shoot beautiful colorful wedding cakes photographs.
Most of the time what you need is :

- A camera body that will take high ISO well (for Nikons, D4s, D810, D750 or older D700) do a good, job, D4s so much higher than the other for that part but at a so much higher price as well.

- A short lens that will allow you to have both cake and couple in focus without closing your lens too much.
A 35mm opened at f2.8 will often be perfect because it will allow lots of light and not play on your ISO too much.
In some cases you can even try it at bigger apertures.

- To get close to the wedding cake, which means not hesitating to push people around because so many people will be packing with their iPhones and flashes to get a few bad photos.

- To shoot in continuous mode.
This is not a sports event, you probably don’t need the 11 frames per second of the D4 but either keep pressing the shutter button or put it in slow continuous mode at 2 or 3 frames per second.

Most of the time, it will get the job done and you won’t have to worry about anything else.

Other times though, either the cake will not be the most photogenic, flat cakes are tricky for instance.
And that’s when you need to improvise and create humanistic images like our bride stabbing the groom for instance.

I am aware that there are so many ways to shoot a wedding cake and I might myself have shot wedding cakes many different ways but 35mm f2.2-f2.8 is the way I go about it most of the time !

You have other ideas about shooting a wedding cake, please share with us !

SHOOTING A WEDDING CAKE

SHOOTING A WEDDING CAKE

SHOOTING A WEDDING CAKE

SHOOTING A WEDDING CAKE

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