Sunday, 28 October 2007

The Food

I find it very difficult to take good pictures of food in the evenings, when there is little or no natural light.
Has anyone got any hints?

Anyway here is the final menu of the Triple Birthday Party:

Starters
Meze consisting of Hummus, Tzaziki and Taramasalata with hot pitta bread
I did not make any of the above, as I did not have enough time, there is a great recipe of hummus on Aly Khan's A treat a week blog
Chilli and Garlic Olives
Bharela Mircha / Stuffed Chillies
Main Course
Tandoori Chicken
Roast Potatoes with Tandoori Masala
Greek Salad - recipe to follow
Herbed Pilau
Chana batata
Chevro / Chevda - great recipe by Trupti on The Spice who loved me
Blackcurrant Cake - recipe to follow
Pistachiou Kulfi - recipe to follow

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12 comments:

Asha said...

That is yummy feast, can't wait for the recipes!:)
Btw, I bought a cookbook called "Khoja Khana" by Fateema Hooda last week, looks good. I will be cooking a few Khoja food from that,will post when I can.

Saju said...

I look forward to that, let me know if is good and I will get it.

Suganya said...

Saju, Get a tripod. It is so useful when there is little light and hands shake like an ECG graph. You can set the exposure time a little longer. Mounted on a tripod, this will ensure a brighter picture. These photos were taken at 9 in the evening.

Saju said...

thanks Suganya, I am getting a tripod the first chance I get.
Great pics of the apple dessert.

sunita said...

I'm still drooling over the menu.

musical said...

Hey Saju, the menu is really fantastic! i am especially waiting for the kulfi :-D.

Padmaja said...

hey come on please post the recipes!!! can't wait now!!!just like musical , even i am waiting for that kulfi recipe!!!

TBC said...

Hey Saju,
I think a lot of us have the problem with light these days. Here's a link that might help a bit...
http://global.yesasia.com/help/topic.aspx?lang=en&topicId=1505

I have found that playing around with the tungsten balance(if your camera does have that setting)helps a lot.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

sure Saju.......We could fathom from the pics how much your guests must have enjoyed the food.........Hope u guys had a blast :-)

Laavanya said...

What a yummy feast that is... a mouthwatering menu indeed.

Manisha said...

Looks really good, Saju!

About poor lighting, check to see if your camera has settings for white balance. Fiddling with that helps take away the unnatural glow from photos clicked in incandescent light.

salma lalji said...

Chachi
Here is a suggestion for better pictures in the evening
Using Reflectors
"I use a system of small reflectors that come from LightRight for food and product photography. These are cardboard silver reflectors made with a shiny silver surface on one side, and a white surface on the other side. The reflectors have a sliding magnet system that allows me to angle the light anywhere I wish. I usually use two strobes with softboxes, and one hard light focused through a grid (a round metal disk that allows light to pass through a honeycomb pattern, focusing the light and keeping it narrow). I usually will bounce the light from the hard light back into the shadow side of the product with a LightRight reflector.

Don’t own any photography lights? You can do product photography with just window light and three or four LightRight or homemade silver art paper reflectors. Defuse the window light with a white sheet or curtain; place your product on a paper or cloth background, then bounce the light from the window into the shadow side of the product with your reflectors. It works great!" by
http://www.davisphotographic.com/htm/lighting_home_studio.html

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