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Food Photography: Crab Cakes!


These are some jumbo lump crab cakes and this is actually my third time trying to photograph them. Previously the lighting or plating had been real off and this is the first time they even sort of work.

For lighting I shot this in our bay-window with reflectors on both sides.

Pairing the crab cakes with the corn was important because crabs are almost always served with steam corn. I’m not sure how I feel about the tarter sauce. I had tried taking a few pictures without it on the plate but then then there was too much negative space. I even tried a few photos with the sauce on the crab cakes but it looked kind of gross.