Marko Josipovic, a bakery and patisserie student at University College Birmingham and a Dawn Foods student ambassador, on how to make your bakery photos stand out online. ”As a bakery student and keen food photographer, I often post photos of my creations on my Instagram feed @Marko_bakes.When I started my food photography and food blogging journey, I just had an iPhone 4 and an old wooden table. I would take photos of food, not really caring about what was in the whole photo. Soon I learned that it wasn’t the camera that was doing the bad job, it was me.You don’t need fancy camera equipment, especially if you’re just starting out. Get a few nice plates, paint a wall white, or invest in a good backdrop, and you’re set.Here are some of my top tips:Tip 1 – LightingI always use natural light, taking photos right next to the window of my kitchen. However, make sure that when you are taking photos, you look through the camera’s eyes first, and see how the lighting actually looks in the photo.Tip 2 – Styling and angleAs a rule of thumb, I have three different angles from which I like to shoot: the overhead angle, the 45-degree angle, and straight on.The overhead angle is great for desserts, where you want to show off shapes, symmetry, or patterns.I usually use the 45-degree angle if I want to show depth or highlight a specific part of the dessert, such as a bite out of a sheet cake.The straight-on angle is great for stacks of foods, such as cookies or pancakes, and it’s great for capturing drips or drizzles.Tip 3 – PracticeYou’ll never get an amazing photo on your first try, but if you keep trying and researching bloggers to see what they’re doing, you’ll adapt, learn and, eventually, find your own style of photography.Also, never underestimate the power of a good filter. Editing photos is my favourite part of food photography. I am not very skilful in Photoshop, so I use editing apps on my phone to edit my photos. The app I use most is called ‘A Color Story’, but I also use ‘Lightroom’ with it.Once you edit that photo and it looks even better than you expected, that’s when the magic happens.”
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: Ashley Buttle / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – Americans are stocking up amid the Coronavirus pandemicSellers across the United States are reporting major spikes in firearm and bullet sales in the wake of the outbreak.Images of long lines outside gun stores in California, Oklahoma and elsewhere have gone viral across social media.The ammunition website ammo.com said it saw a 222-percent increase in transactions over a three-week period. The FBI’s national instant criminal background check system saw a 73 percent rise in background checks in February, when compared to February 2019.A background check is required for anyone buying a gun from a licensed gun seller in the United States.
702/252 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach has sold to an interstate buyer.“This property selling within 14 days of being exposed to the market shows how robust the luxury market and in particular Mermaid Beach currently is,” Mr Stevens said.“Hedges Ave continues to be renowned as one of the most sought-after streets in the state.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Relax in the rooftop pool!The two-level 758sq m four-bedroom sky home offers views to the north and south of the Coast. It also has a rooftop terrace with a 15m lap pool and spa.The property was once owned by former Coles boss John Fletcher who paid $6.7 million for it in 2007. Soak in the ocean views.The property last sold in January, 2017 for $4.8 million.“The sellers purchased it and had already generated fantastic memories with friends and family there,” Mr Stevens said.“Due to purchasing another property in a different state this penthouse now unfortunately became surplus to their needs and they aren’t using it as much.”“They have invested close to $100,000 on improvements to the residence.” What a view! 702/252 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach has sold for $5.25 million.A LUXURY penthouse on the Gold Coast’s Millionaire’s Row has sold for $5.25 million within two weeks of hitting the market.An interstate buyer splashed out on the four-bedroom residence at 702/252 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Tolemy Stevens, of Harcourts Coastal, negotiated the sale and said it showed the strength of the luxury property market on the Gold Coast.
With a victory at the ATP Tournament in Casablanca last Saturday, Damir Dzumhur won the sixth title of the Challenger and thereby won points which brought him the ranking of the career.In the finals, the BH tennis player defeated the Spanish tennis player Daniel Munoz-De La Nava with 2:1 in sets (3:6, 6:3, 6:2), and it was certain already then that the victory will definitely take him to the best 80 players of the world at the ATP list and that he will surpass his best ranking of the career, when he was the 81st player of the world.According to the latest ATP rankings, Dzumhur is currently on 77nd position.(Source: klix.ba)