I recently provided an image for an online cake shop who are looking to upgrade their website. The brief was simply to show the sliced product with a white background.
Having researched similar websites I chose a simple setting that minimised any distraction. I lit the shot using a pair of softboxes at 45 degrees, positioned to avoid any reflections in the plate or fork. I chose an aperture of f8 to keep most of the cake in focus, which at ISO100 gave an exposure of 1/10th second. The only editing was a tweak to the levels in Photoshop.
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