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Building Your Business: Beautiful Cake Photography

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Give your cakes greater visibility and bring more buzz to your business. Learn how to stage professional-quality cake photos with accessible techniques and inexpensive equipment.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class material
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Carrie Sellman
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Set up captivating, share-worthy shots for every cake you make — no photography background required — with guidance from Carrie Sellman, the founder and editor of The Cake Blog. Think like a photographer as you learn the basics of your camera, and get comfortable with terms like ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Receive budget-friendly tips for snapping compelling shots with your smartphone. Illuminate your cakes beautifully with Carrie's lesson on lighting. Build a set with simple materials to bring elegant ambience to your photos. Master the fundamentals of great composition to highlight the strongest features of your decorating. Plus, make your favorite photos even better with editing techniques for Adobe® Lightroom and other programs. Attract more attention and clients as you take gorgeous cakes photos for your portfolio, website, social media and more!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Why Cake Photography is Important
Meet your instructor, Carrie Sellman, founder and editor of The Cake Blog, and discover why taking good photographs is so important. Learn how simple styling, strong composition and smart post-processing launched her career as a blogger and has positively impacted countless cake careers without costing a fortune. Get started building an incredible portfolio, defining your personal photography style, and keeping track of all of your beautiful cakes after they have been eaten.
2. Equipment & Accessories
3. Lighting
4. Photo Setup
5. Composition
6. Post-Processing

Taught by

Carrie Sellman
Carrie Sellman
Carrie Sellman is the founder and editor of The Cake Blog. Carrie's cakes and images have been featured on the websites of People, Today, Country Living, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Real Simple, Redbook, DIY Network, TLC, The Cooking Channel and on numerous blogs. Her designs have also been published on the cover of Country Living magazine and in the pages of Brides magazine.

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