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    Tuesday, 8 November 2011

    fried under the strobes!!

    08 November 2011
    Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    well, during Eid-ul Azha, there's hardly any chance of missing the delicious kababs (or some may also say kebab)..... the Eid Day is basically hectic and mostly passes managing the sacrifice and the freezer.... but the day after Eid usually an opportunity to relax.... this is when you can sit down and let your taste buds appreciate the quality of the food.... no place for a vegetarian though... after all, this is Eid-ul Azha... vegetarians go into hibernation during this time of the year....

    and when you have some opportunity to snap those delicious stuff before they fill your tummy, you get to grab your camera.... its a difficult shoot keeping your nose-buds waiting.... and also difficult to try to style food as they arrive at the table... and this is a time of rising fuel prices... so, why not try frying some kebab with strobes??.... thank to David Hobby, we now have a hope!!.... those YN-560s can pack a punch!!.... its kebab time!!

    and thats a lotta effort for basically one picture.... my wife had a tough time preparing all the items and also to style them.... last time during Eid-ul Fitr, I forgot to mention the names of the food items and faced queries on that.... now, the food have names... Stick Kebab, Keema Salad, Tikki Kebab and Bindi Polao were the items this time.... and yes, all the items tasted at least as good as they showed up.... :)

    as far as technical stuff is concerned, used two lights in a simple setup.... one bare YN-560 on a lightstand around 8-10 feet away on left, and a Lastolite 24" Ezybox Hotshoe softbox + YN-560 flash combination on camera right.... also experimented with some warm gels, which didn't produce exceptional results.... the trigger used was an Elinchrom Skyport with the light on the right.... the light on the left was on optical trigger (S1) mode....

    a lot more to come....
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