So we’ve been shopping in downtown today, and bought some sweets to go before we headed home. After almost half of these were washed down with some fine tea, I realized that these little pieces make for today’s perfect photography objects. Now, I know I didn’t bake these sweets, but I wanted to give the shots a touch of homemadeness (what a cute word). So I implemented a simple and obvious trick: I added some ingredients and additional plates, cups and kitchenware that could have been used in the process. Yes, this does sound obvious straight-forward – yet it does bring the effect I wanted. A good little trick to keep in mind when styling your shots, isn’t it?
for a 10 1/4 inches cake pan
14 1/8 ounces (400 grams) pie crust
14 1/8 ounces (400 grams) condensed milk
7 1/8 ounces (200 grams) blueberries
3 egg yolks
So they are saying the upcoming weekend is about to get really nasty. If you are planning to stay indoors and would like to sweeten the weekend a little bit, here’s a perfect recipe for you. This is a very simple yet yummy and truly irresistible tart.
Preheat oven to 390F, pave the cake pan with baking paper. Put the dough into the form, make sure to spread it evenly thick. Then evenly prick the dough with a fork in various places and place the pan into your oven for about 15 minutes, until it gets lightly browned. While the base is baking, prepare the cream. Mix the egg yolks with condensed milk, zest and juice of 1 lemon. Then add the berries and mix gently.
When the dough is browned, remove the pan from the oven, fill with cream and put it back into the oven for another 25-30 minutes. Remove the tart from the oven, let it cool down and serve with milk / coffee / tea / insert your favorite drink here.
ingredients for 1 portion:
1 medium cucumber or 2-3 small ones
a few slices of smoked turkey
yogurt / mayonnaise
Just like everybody, we have our favorite recipes – those we use not only once or twice, but regularly. One of them would be this salad. Served for lunch or dinner, it is done literally in 3 minutes, easy to do and incredibly tasty.
Simple as that: cut cucumbers, turkey and egg in small strips, and season it all with…. Now for the filling: this salad is yummy enough, even if its just seasoned with yogurt, but yogurt mixed with mayonnaise is way better. Especially with homemade mayonnaise (one day we’ll tell you how to make it too!).
If you are a food photographer, Sunday is not necessarily a day of rest for you. And if it is, you sometimes simply yield to an impulse, grab the camera and make a shot or two.
Following trends can be hard – sometimes time-consuming, sometimes just quite tiring. But here is one of the current trends in the food photography that is fairly easy to keep up with. Since nowadays it is so fashionable to produce dirty/grungy/vintage pictures, don’t rush to the dishwasher with the dishes after you’re done with cooking – try arranging a set of ‘used’ tableware and shoot it. You may come up with some beautiful ‘side’ compositions using dirty dishes – take a look at the proof above!
Every now and again (but at least once every two weeks) I replenish my collection of beautifully used-looking stuff like the items shown above. If you are a food photographer or a food stylist, you will certainly understand what a pleasure that is. Even if you are not – you have to agree that these things look gorgeously authentic and rustic.
If you are like Ira Leoni, you get glowing eyes each and every time you pass by a decoration store, and the word “flea market” makes your heartbeat accelerate.
If you are like me, you regularly get to tow home all this fabulous old antique stuff and stumble upon decoration boards every now and then.