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Week 11 – Cake Photography
with David Brice
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1. Week 11 - Cake Photography

Business Boot Camp Week 11

How much time do we spend making our beautiful cakes? How much time to we spend on the photograph? All that work and often blood, sweat and tears and the cake is eaten within hours! The only lasting feature is the photographs. In this lesson David covers the basics to taking good photos without spending much on equipment.

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Exposure Triangle Definitions Explained:

  1. ISO; controls the camera’s sensitivity to light. A low ISO setting means the camera will be less sensitive to light, while a higher ISO means it will be more sensitive to light. However, the quality of the image will decrease as the ISO increases and you may see ‘noise’ on the image with a higher ISO. An ISO setting of 100 to 200 is usually ideal when shooting outdoors during the day, but when shooting in low light situations, such as indoors or at night, a higher ISO of 400 to 800 or higher might be necessary.
  2. Aperture; is the opening in your lens and controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor as well as the depth of field. A wider aperture (indicated by a lower f-number) lets more light through, but has a narrow depth of field. This is ideal for focussing in on a specific object and fuzzing out the background. While a narrow aperture (indicated by a higher f-number) lets less light through, but has a wider depth of field and ideal for Group shots.
  3. Shutter speed; controls how long the shutter stays open when you take a picture. The longer the shutter stays open, the more light gets through to the camera’s sensor. A fast shutter speed is good for freezing action, while a longer shutter speed will blur motion. Long shutter speeds can give interesting effects, but usually require a tripod.
David Brice

David Brice

David Brice is the lead business tutor with CakeFlix, which has won Cake Masters awards Best Learning Experience in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
David´s career started in the Army then he moved over to become a civil servant with the MOD then latterly the Scottish Government.  His job prior to leaving was as a speech writer for the Transport Minister, which came with huge kudos, good salary and great pension. However, he wasn´t fulfilled, he knew that there was more to life than the role that he found himself in.
David knew Paul for a couple of years before Paul started his Cake Business in 2002, helping with some of the paperwork and admin required to set up a business. As Paul´s success grew it was clear that his business needed more support so in 2005 David left the security of his job and joined Paul in the cake business. That was a leap of faith as David had not, and still hasn´t, decorated a cake. However, he could see the potential and they grew the business to seven outlets with 35 staff. It wasn´t all plain sailing and its the highs and lows of that journey along with a lot of studying on business best practice that he shares in his Cake Business tutorials.
Paul and David sold the cake business to concentrate on teaching and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences to help others.
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