Voila! Take a look at what might be my best food photo yet. At least because the colors are so pretty. (True, the background is all a blur, but sometimes that’s the feeling you get when you bite into a truly delicious warm lemon pound cake, no?)
I’ll tell you my trick: a flashlight. Restaurants are too damn dark at night for any photos to come out well. A flash is too harsh and bright, creating a flat effect. (unless you know how to deflect the light). But a flashlight, held a couple of feet above the dish at an angle, did the trick perfectly. I only wish the idea had occurred to me before desert.