How to photograph macaron

How to photograph macaron

Macaron is one of my favorite sweets in the world. And it’s not even for the taste. The macaron wins me for being one of the most beautiful and photogenic sweets that exist. For having beautiful and varied colors and looking like an edible piece of rainbow.
When photographing this or any colored candy, dishes or utensils with strong colors can steal the whole scene. For today’s post I photographed macarons and chose that the colors were pink and light green, which are complementary colors (which means that they will almost always be in harmony together because they present a lot of contrast between them). For those who don’t know, there is a ‘map’ of colors, a chromatic circle, which you can use as a guide when you need to choose colors for some composition. Complementary colors are those that are exactly on opposite sides of the circle. It does not mean that only if you combine these colors exactly together it will be fine. The choice of colors also depends a lot on personal taste and, above all, common sense!
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To highlight the colors of my macarons very well and, especially, their unparalleled texture, I chose a combination of silver plate-surface-accompaniment of very light colors. To capture the texture, I took some close-up pictures. Photos like this are called ‘Macro’, and are used to capture details, leaving the rest more blurred.
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To prove once again that we don’t need artificial lighting when we have natural lighting, I used only the lighting from a window. It is important that the window is large and that enough light is coming in through it. To illuminate the other side and eliminate those dark shadows, I used the good old homemade reflector that I showed here in my first post. Yes! The reflector also works indoors.
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Now that you know how to photograph macarons and are dying to eat one, click here to see Dani’s raspberry macaroons recipe! 🙂

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