|Prawns in Penang|
This is a pic of a delicious food-hall dish we ate in Penang in October.
So last Monday, my day off work, I rectified this and had a day in the kichen cooking and taking pics. I have just bought a long cable so I can attach my camera to my laptop while I am shooting. This is called "tethered" shooting. You work through "Lightroom".
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Basically you can see the images you have shot on your laptop screen as you shoot them, instead of trying to decide from your camera screen whether you are happy with the shot or not, or not seeing your images till you download them onto your computer. You can look at the image on your laptop screen, and make any adjustments to your layout etc if needed, and then take another shot. This is really useful if you are photographing for a client. They can see the images as you take them, make suggestions if they want something changed, and let you know when they are happy with the shot. You can read more about tethered shooting on Christina Peters' fabulous food photography blog- Tethered Shooting
Anyway back to my day....
I love Rachel Koo's "The Little Paris Kitchen" TV series from the BBC. Have you seen it? They are running repeats at the moment where I live. I made one of her recipes, Cheese, Pistachio & Prune cake. Whilst not the cheapest cake to make, it really is delicious. It is a savoury loaf with a touch of sweetness from the prunes. You can click on the link to download the recipe - Cheese, Pistachio & Prune cake
Here are some of the main ingredients - pistachios, prunes, goats cheese, eggs, plain yoghurt, flour. If you are doing a food photography blog, it is a nice idea to show the ingredients... The background here is plants through my kitchen window. I have warmed up the image in post-processing.
Food looks so fresh when you let the sunshine in don't you think.
The recipe says to wait till the cake is cooled before cutting, but I couldn't wait - so delicious spread with a bit of butter. The morning light in my west face kitchen window is fabulous.
Here is another of Rachel Koo's recipes - "Oeufs en cocotte" - Eggs in Pots - so delicious. The recipe for this one is on the BBC blog too. Eggs in Pots
Next off - savoury quiches. To make it easy I used a muffin tin lined with muffin liners. Then cut a sheet of puff pastry into four. Popped the the pastry into the tins. Then filled with the quiche filling. Use whatever is your usual quiche recipe. I have grated carrot into mine. My recipe made six quiches.
The quiches can be eaten hot or cold and with the French loaf would be perfect picnic food. Don't forget the wine!
Maybe finish off with some chocolate slice
Just keep those pesky seagulls away - I've played around with a bit of post-processing with this one to add a bit of drama to the sky and water...though it doesn't much look like picnic weather now....
Do you have a favourite picnic food? Tell us about it in the comments.
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