Choco Walnut Cake, by Bashar Alaeddin

I’m fortunate enough to have a family that own and run a local cafe’ in my hometown Amman. And since my main commercial genre and favourite subject is food photography, I have unlimited access to the kitchen and ingredients to play around with trying to create unique food images. This was something I worked on with the pastry chef that ended up being used as one of the main hero images to promote our desserts display. There was no styling or manipulating of any kinds, the pastry chef was experienced enough to hand me the plate as is and then I placed the sun to my right and had a 500W tungsten light to my left dimmed all the way down with a diffuser to bring up the shadows a bit.

Choco Walnut Cake, by Bashar Alaeddin

Canon 5D Mark III with EF 100mm Macro f/2.8 | Exposure: f/8 at 1/10sec | ISO 100 | Focal Length 100mm
Choco Walnut Cake, by Bashar Alaeddin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 22
Award Score: 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Food Photography
Photograph Location: Cafe’ Gourmand in Amman, Jordan

Photographer: Bashar Alaeddin (Amman, Jordan) Registered
Born in Kuwait City, lived between Jordan and Lebanon most of his life, Bashar has over 9yrs experience in digital photography since he picked it up as a hobby for a course during his university years. Starting from a 2mp Samsung, he is now the founder of a photography & video studio based in Amman, Jordan where his time is split between his commercial day job photographing food, interior, products and portraits; and his night-time job traveling around the middle-east region capturing landscapes, the culture and his favorite genre, long-exposures of the night-sky. He is an amateur astronomer and tried to combine that with his love of photographs showcasing the beauty of the Arabian landscapes under starry nights.

Website: http://adasat.co/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34413965@N02
500px: http://500px.com/balaeddin

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