I’m reading Andrew Scrivani’s photography articles. His last article was on Food Photography: How to Shoot the Holiday Table (Nov, 2010). He’s continued the series with Part two. Both articles offer practical tips for food photographers. Enjoy.
One other tip, I just finished scanning a bunch of family photos for an event next months. I’ve accumulated a large number of birthday cake photos. Most are underexposed. My guess is that the problem originates with all the white frosting. I think it acts like snow. I did not shoot these myself, but it promoted me to check some of my shots. I focus on the facial skin tones using a spot meter. The results are much better.