Jean Cazals and Eton Mess

Stories & Pictures | May 14, 2014 | By

My photos sucked in the last few posts. I don’t know how to put it more accurately!  I did not understand what was going on with the lighting, hue and tint. They were blue, yellow and all over the place. So when I heard that Jean Cazals was giving a work shop in Dubai I was more than happy to attend. The work shop was inspiring in terms of understanding how the beautiful photographs we see in books and magazines are made to look so polished. It was about styling and lighting and I really felt that Mr Cazals gave us his best tips and techniques. It was refreshing to meet other food photographers and to know that there’s a world out there that shares one’s passion and hobby..

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I am still not there yet in terms of producing balanced photos. And also, at the end of the day It is food and it has to look like food and not plastic (I was shocked to know that what we see as ice cream in most food magazines is actually potatoes!!). On another note, with summer already here I wanted to do something with berries and I always remember Nigella Lawson’s Eton Mess. So I just recreated that adding more berries for color and textures. There’s no recipe per say excpet for whipping up some cream, adding icing sugar to that (minimum) crushing shop bought meringue and mixing and topping with fruits. Really delicious desert and oh so easy.

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    Da Husband
    May 18, 2014

    I actually always thought your photos were brilliant – they also always made me feel hungry 🙂

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    Sally
    May 26, 2014

    Would love to hear more about this workshop. Was it worth going to?

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