Sunday, February 22, 2009

Reflection on a Slice of Cake


Here is my dear sweet little girl, reflecting seriously on what she'd like to do with this piece of cake...

The story behind the picture: I was taking pictures for my food blog and the kids kept wanting to get closer and closer, probably trying to plan a sneak attack on the frosting or something. I decided to take advantage of Zaylee's desire to be in close proximity to the cake, and posed her kneeling by the table and looking at the cake. The cannibalistic look on her face, however, was entirely her own doing.

I used a trick I learned from a digital photography book to get the cake in focus when it's not in the middle of the picture. Hold the camera so that the subject (in this instance, the cake) is in the middle of the view finder or LCD screen and press the button down halfway. This activates the auto-focus, so that it is focusing on what you want it to. Then, while keeping the button half pressed, move the camera (keeping it the same distance from the subject) so that the subject is where you want it to be, then finish pressing the button. The photo will take with the subject still in focus, though it's no longer in the middle of the viewfinder.

And if you're interested, here's the recipe for the cake. :-)

4 comments:

Jackie said...

Yummy!! I love it!

Mindy said...

My brother taught me that trick awhile ago when I just had my point and shoot. It's a great trick to know! I like the focus of your picture, and your cute girl's expression. :)

Felicia H. said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm I want that cake too! Great tip for focusing thanks!

Travis and Jenny Holloway said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing the tip about focusing--I will definitely use this trick! --Jenny