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SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE

Well this sauce has the mandatory pouring shot, otherwise its considered incomplete ;) Pouring shot shows the consistency of the caramel and also its way to connect to your readers.

How did I shoot this image?
ISO 500 | F4.5 | 1/20 sec 100mm macro

Set up for the Shot

Its a natural set up with a wooden base and dark background. Since the glass jars easily show reflections on them , its tricky to click them .


Lighting
Natural Light falls on the subject between 2 - 4 ' o clock angle and it is blocked between 8'clock and 2' o clock.
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Happy Diwali !!
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Instant Rava Idli with Spicy Coconut Chutney + Green Chutney & A cup of Filter Coffee.
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GREEN MOONG DAL CURRY
Its VEGAN too.

Shooting Indian Curries used to be very tricky...only until I got hang of the trick!!
Well whats so big deal about it?

Indian curries specially gravies have a lot of monotony. It needs to be broken with a garnish.. minimal but tidily... Usually when you serve in a handful of chopped coriander leaves for curries, you will really not think much. But when you try to potray it in a frame, it looks like bowl of mess.

No offence here really!!

In this Green Moong Beans Curry, I have used very minimal garnish that actually goes on it - like coriander leaves and onion rings.. Don't they look pretty.

What else have I got in this picture?
Curry, salad,nan bread and a jar of pickle.. - Nothing artifical ... but just what you would have on your table.

Lighting: Backlit image to allow the light to fall on top of the curry.
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STILL LIFE OF INGREDIENTS

Well, I have been mia from from social media for a while. Trust me this break was much needed and am back rejuvenated.

I love shooting ingredients as much as the final shots.. There is something really special about it. To give them a rustic feel, I chose my wooden bg.

How did I shoot this picture?
Well it was an impromptu picture and actually just one shot. This picture is shot at 5.30pm and we still had enough daylight.

ISO 400 | f 8.0 | 1.3sec 100mm macro
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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH SALTED CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM

There are a tleast 100 possibilities of shooting the same subject. I kept snapping my shutter while arranging and restyling on 2 different backgrounds.
I really couldn't choose which of these images are nicer and hence worked on a collage.

Which of these images are you fav? Let me know and I could work on a post about it.

Recipe: http://sandhyahariharan.co.uk/2017/03/20/chocolate-cupcakes-salted-caramel-buttercream/
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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE WITH SALTED CARAMEL BUTTER CREAM FROSTING

I am back after a kind of a 2 weeks sabbatical.
I shot this picture a few minutes back today. This picture was kind of easy and slightly tricky to style / shoot. I had finalised on this cupcake wrapper so everything around it had to co- ordinate with it.

How did I shoot this picture?
ISO 250 | F 7.1 | 1/4sec 100mm macro

Set up for the Shot

Its a natural light set up with a hand painted greyish- blue background. I have used layers of plates to add some detailing .

Lighting
It is a classic backlit image. I have used a reflector between 7 and 9'o clock as there were deep shadows there.

Minimal editing in lightroom.
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HOW TO SHOOT FOOD PICTURES WITH A CLEAN SEAMLESS WHITE BACKGROUND
One question I am often asked if How do I shoot on a clean perfect white background? Well the answer is here in the post.

This post will walk you through Backlighting technique. Perfect for FOOD BLOGGERS and you really cannot go wrong!

Post Link: http://sandhyahariharan.co.uk/2015/04/19/shoot-food-pictures-with-white-background/
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CHURMURI
Churumuri recipe is an instant healthy Street food prepared by mixing chopped vegetables with puffed rice, tossed with spices and served immediately.

Shooting this Indian Street Food was a challenge. Presenting an authentic look with the simplest of the ingredients was what I had in mind. Hence I chose the color Dark Green.

How did I shoot this image?
ISO 640 | f 8/0 | 1/50sec

Lighting:
Its a simple Backlit Image .

Recipe: http://sandhyahariharan.co.uk/2016/04/09/streetfood-churumuri/
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RAM LADOO | STREET FOOD FROM DELHI, INDIA

HI Guys Howdy?
This picture potrays a very delicious street food from India called Ram Ladoo. Lentil Fritters topped up with Chutneys, grated radishes , coriander leaves and a sprinkle of chat masala.

How did I shoot this image?

ISO 200 | F7.1 | 1/4 sec

Shooting something so appetising is actually a bit tricky as you need to bring out the essence of the subject { chaat in the case}
In a dish like this, chutneys can be topped up to ones liking, but I have added just enough to potray in the picture .

Color coding for this image is kept to minimal - Browns, Yellow, Green and White. Keeping this mind, I have worked on the set up.

Lighting

Back lit Image , shot at 60- 75 Angle.
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