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What I Am Working On: Whatever it is, It’s all at Home

I look through a fair number of blogs, most are in some way related to photography, but most photographers have other aspects of their lives. Ingrid, over at Live Laugh RV, posted about coffee cake and an eagle. I gave the coffee cake recipe a try, a photo of the result is below. The recipe is here.

ISO 100 f/2.2 1/33sec 4.2mm

Ingrid called her post the “Coffee Cake Debacle” and I could call this editing attempt a bit of a debacle as well. The photo has the Luminar Look, Food Photo Enhancer, added to it. With the look added, the edit was a mess, the little editing voice in my head going, “as if” to the original outcome. With the Clarity taken out and the Vignette tweaked, the edit was much better.

The coffee cake turned out quite nicely, I’ll be hanging on to the recipe.

The Instagram version is here:

Added to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, At Home.


24 thoughts on “What I Am Working On: Whatever it is, It’s all at Home

  1. Wow. Looks good enough to eat! Personally, I like the banner and first photo best. The instagram shot has that light/bright area in the center that I think lacks detail. Good looking cake!

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  2. So glad you tried the coffee cake recipe. I find food photography VERY challenging. I actually do a tad better using my iPhone for food images. Thanks for the mention 🙂

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  3. Yum! I follow Ingrid, too. I must have missed that post. The coffee cake looks yummy. Thank you for the reminder I need to bake cookies today – it’s a science experiment. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Thanks for the recipe. Been baking so much banana cake, muffin, and loaf lately at home. I will try this during blueberry season. I want fresh berries. I hesitate to post any food in my blog.

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    • Yes, I’m not really that much of a cook/baker so I don’t usually post that many food-related posts. Fresh berries would be best for this, although which berry you use, that part would be easy to switch up in my opinion.


  5. Ah, delicious, Amy. I think I will give it a try. I am a lousy food photographer, but you did really well. I agree with Ingrid – the phone works better for me in these cases.


  6. This looks very tempting, Amy. I might gice it a go, I have lots of blueberries in the freezer. I bought Luminar 4 some time ago, but apart from installing it I never got any further. Is it easy to adjust to? Do you use it a lot?


    • I think you will have little trouble with adjusting given that you have years of experience with other software. I find it very easy to use. Photoshop has more features but I found that I wasn’t really using them, as in my opinion, Adobe has moved a lot into the graphics end of design and creation. That’s not bad, it’s just not what I want from photo software. I do still use Bridge for tagging and cataloguing, but that can be used as a free stand alone. I actually cancelled my Adobe subscription. Luminar just works better for me. All personal preference of course and you could also use Luminar as a plug-in, I heard that it functions that way as well.


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