Like any food photography shot, photographing mooncake is an art, from the selection of props and background, to composing the shot, to deciding how to use lighting to make the mooncake pop. The final product is an elegant image of all these elements blending harmoniously with one another.
Mooncakes are sweet chinese pastries available once a year during the mid-autumn festival (also known as mooncake festival), which is one of the most important festivals for the Chinese around the world. It falls on the 15th day of the eight lunar month.
For this mooncake shot, we wanted an authentic and traditional feel and hence the choice of the background and props. As this shot was done indoor with minimum lighting, we had to recreate the lighting with artificial lights to make it look like natural lights coming through a door or window, and it illuminated the mooncakes. As for the storytelling part, I shall leave it to your imagination.
For us the food photographers, we look forward to next year's mooncake shoot.