How to Photograph a Wedding Cake: Free Excerpt and Massive Discount on Fstoppers Tutorial

Several years ago, Fstoppers created a comprehensive tutorial on everything wedding photography. The tutorial includes over 14 hours of content revealing shooting techniques and successful tips on running a wedding photography business. Today, we're offering a free excerpt from the full tutorial to the Fstoppers community. Additionally, to celebrate our 30 videos spree during January, we're offering one of our biggest discounts ever if you choose to purchase the full tutorial. To save $200, simply use code "CAKE" at checkout.

In this lesson, Patrick dives into his approach to photographing a wedding cake. The cake can sometimes cost as much as the photographers' fee and should not be overlooked as a key element of the reception that needs to be photographed. It's important to develop a system to keep this process quick so you can move on to your next priority. Try using these tips to consistently get great cake shots at your wedding. 

  • First, slightly underexpose for your ambient scene.
  • Add a key light using an on or off-camera flash.
  • Set up a rim light to give the edge of the cake some definition. 
  • Reduce the clutter of your surroundings by isolating your background with a telephoto lens. 
  • Add variety to your pictures by shooting multiple angles and multiple focal lengths. 

I hope these tips will help you improve your shots at your next wedding. If you're interested in learning a lot more, make sure to take advantage of our special $200 discount and use code "CAKE" before January 31.

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David Strauss is a wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC.

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So that guy in the video is Patrick's relative or something?

Which relative looks best is the real question!