“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future” – Sally Mann
I never cease to wonder how little knowledge go a long way. I have not changed my camera – I still use a basic and very old point and shoot camera.
But armed with little know-how has changed my photography. A testimony to which is the Revisiting Food Photos Through the Lens Series.
I started my blogging journey with Eggless Tiramisu 2.5 years ago. Not only photography was new to me, baking, blogging, frosting, assembling – every single process was relatively new to me.
Though the earlier photos of Tiramisu are downright shoddy, but the taste was unbeatable. Since then V has been asking me to make it again. I did make a variation with Eggless Orange and Fig Cheesecake but a coffee laden classic tiramisu is an unparalleled dessert.
For V’s birthday I re-visited the Eggless Tiramisu and made from scratch. If you are a regular reader here you would know how important baking cakes/ goodies on family occasion is to me.
Once I kept my Tiramisu for setting, I realized that I wanted to give some extra finish from the outside. Initially I contemplated doing chocolate collar or filigree, and then I came across few posts on Tiramisu Charlotte by wrapping the same or other variation of Tiramisu in ladyfingers or savoiardi. I made another batch of ladyfingers to wrap them around the already set Tiramisu.
My ladyfingers were slightly long and I felt would have looked better short. It would have also given me more savoiardi to cover around closely.
I tried making chocolate curls using simple and useful instructions by Ree Drummond. But they didn’t curl despite all my efforts! How could someone mess such simple thing! May be it happened because I replaced shortening with butter. Nevertheless chocolate in any shape will do and I used them as sharts!
The taste was coffee, cream and buttery. The almonds gave a very nice crunch to tiramisu along with richness. Utterly delicious and finger licking good! BUT very-very fattening for already fat tummies!
For photography, I did not change much except my knowledge and more importantly the use of it.
Photography set-up: North facing window, black cardboard as background, hubby’s white shirt to diffuse light, shot at 10:00 am, side lighting, white foam board for reflection, props used from the kitchen, Canon AS710 IS P&S Camera.
Practically didn’t change much or bought extravagant props, but simply learning to apply my knowledge.
Lately I have started using our clothes as background. I decided to put them to good use since it no longer fits me and they are far pretty to be thrown away. Who am I kidding? I guess the real reason that they are memories of long gone days when I could fit into them!
I posted on Google+ seeking some feedback on hiding the tell-tale signs like seams, pleats, etc of a stitched garment. If you have some pointers, I would love to hear about them.
Linking the yummy Tiramisu Charlotte to -