I’m anxious to show you the cookies I’ve been working on recently but unfortunately I can’t post them yet because they are for collaborative projects. So today I thought I’d share some photography tips with you. Specifically I’d like to talk about coupler rings & scrapbook paper.
I mentioned in this post about my photography set-up that I use coupler rings when I photograph cookies. I use them to prop my cookies up and give them a different angle than a cookie just lying flat. I believe it gives the cookies a little more interest.
Also in that post you will see that I used a wooden cutting board to photograph my cookies on. It’s great to use because it’s food safe and can be easily washed. I love the way my cookies look on it but I was growing tired of using the same background over and over in my pictures. I began stocking up on scrapbook papers when I learned that my friend Kim was using them in her photos and there are ones that look like wood. I love the look of wood in photos if you can’t tell. The only thing that made me hesitant about using the scrapbook papers was that oils from the cookies could ruin the papers and also I didn’t know how many people had touched the papers and well that’s kind of gross.
The coupler rings are a great way to solve those issues by elevating the cookies off of the paper. Here you can see that the cookie is not laying on the paper. I simply balance the cookie on the ring.