Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Eating Health - bagelwich. EASY! EASY! EASY!

Eating Health - bagelwich.  EASY! EASY! EASY!

Eating Health - bagelwich.  EASY! EASY! EASY!
Eating healthy is on everybody's mind. No one wants to eat unhealthy, but at the same time ... we don't want to eat food that the pallet does not approve. When we think about healthy, we usually think of sad food... I love colorful food and try to put as much color on my plate. Healthy food is actually happy food.

This is an easy recipe  meal...way to easy, fresh produce, cream cheese (store bought). the only thing I made was beet-cranberry relish for vegan lovers.


Eating Health - bagelwich.  EASY! EASY! EASY!


Beet-Cranberry Relish

1 cup granted beet
1 cup cranberry
2 green chilies
2 tbsp finely cut ginger
3 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste.

Heat oil, add all the ingredients and let it cook till cranberry is nice and soft, add salt. After it has cooled, store in airtight container. Stays good for a month.

Eating Health - bagelwich.  EASY! EASY! EASY!


Eating Health - bagelwich.  EASY! EASY! EASY!


Print Friendly and PDF

Friday, March 30, 2018

Still life photography

I love to connect with like minded people and share what we have in common, be it photography, walking, meditation or just talking about life. In the last few months I have met some amazing people, we connected over photography but realized we have more in common than just the love for light.


 The above is  from the photography class this week. The class is a personalized one on one session using Skype. I create a personalized class for you and your level. You can learn at your own pace and at a place of your choice.

This week I  helped my students create a story around tea, explaining the basics of composition, color, styling, framing, choice of aperture and more. It is one of the things I love, to share my passion and teach. I am booked out till June. If you are interested (after June) to take an online class. Shoot out an email : turmeric53@gmail.com and I will be happy to mail you the details.




Print Friendly and PDF

Friday, March 23, 2018

How I shot this - New series

I keep getting requests, asking me how I shot a particular image. So I thought of starting a new series on my blog called how I shot this. I will try to explain my thinking, process and camera details. Hope this helps. If you want to request how I shot this for a particular image please email me or leave me a comment, I will try posting once a month.

Before you go, do let me know if you liked the B&W or color?

Simi Jois

Simi Jois


Inspiration - light, reflections and pencil sketch feel.

Vision : I Wanted the glass in front to pop but at the same time I wanted the background to be the hero, almost like a sketch.

Light source : sun was falling at a 45 degree from the window.

Styling :   the sun was creating dramatic light and shadows of the blinds on the table. I aligned the lines of the blinds (on window) to the shadows it was casting on the table. This was to create a seamless background.
Placed the jar which was transparent, kept glass in front. Made sure the sunlight fell into the glass and reflected the color onto the table.

Aperture : I opened up the lens at an aperture of f/1.4 to to create dramatic background (sketchy feel) and desired bokeh.

Post process - changed the WB to a cooler shade to match with the blue-green glass.

Camera - Nikon D610
Lens - Sigma 85mm

Print Friendly and PDF

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mexican Buddha Bowl




This post is has been sitting, waiting to be published for over a month now...I'm glad it is not archived into oblivion. If you love Mexican food, hold on to your chair and stop drooling, this is food orgasm right here and right now. It is a bit of effort, but not as much as it looks, and worth every minute of the effort. My assurance, else, lunch on me...

 I was going to have my bf over for lunch and we decided to make something special, we both love to cook. It was understood that I was going to take pictures too, while she stood there and cried every 2 minutes, " are you done." Her version, I starved her, till she threatened to leave. Might be some truth to that, I was feasting visually, never realized not everyone likes to eat that way. After the photo session we both had a fabulous lunch. I'm blessed to have friends like her, caring, loving, and she's always reading my mind and moods.She is  my lifeline. So many things to be grateful for, specially the people in your life. Money can buy a lot , it can never buy good people, who add positivism and propel you forward.

This one to friends who make the world a better place and who love you unconditionally....


You will need

  1.  Guacamole
  2.  Mexican salad
  3. Mexican fried rice
  4. Mexican stirfry veggies 
  5. Mexican beans
  6. Salsa
  7. Quesadillas
  8. Assemble soft tacos 
  9. Chips (store bought) 
  10. Mexican Cheese blend
  11. Sour cream 
  12. Shredded lettuce





Print Friendly and PDF

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday Stills

Sunday Stills -Simi Jois

Sunday Stills

Sunday Stills





I love dry roses as much as I am in love with fresh ones....I am back with Sunday still life images for 2018.... I know I missed the month of January....it has been hectic for me and hectic not for good reasons. I do have a few recipes in draft but have not had the chance to post... don't ask it is a long story. I will be writing a detail post soon....but for now will have you enjoy these dried roses still life images. Print Friendly and PDF

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas cookies - Molasses thump prints and Linzer cookies

Simi Jois photography, Cookies, food styling, food photography
It has been a while since I have blogged and I am sorry for the long silence, some of you have messaged me. Thank you for the concern and affection. Well, it is kind of a long story, all I can say is it has been a roller coaster of a ride. Sometimes, in life you have the most unexpected things happen and then you just have to deal with it. I have been fortunate to have a few very good friends, my family, specially my sister,  husband and aunt,  who are my backbone. In these few months I have learnt life's finest lessons, learnt what caring and selfless means and the opposite as well. Maybe, one day I will write a long blog post and share, but for now it is some Christmas cookies.

Some friends are beyond friends, I think it is just about being a good human being. I was not planning to post anything for Christmas and what do I see, a friend of mine, with a recipe in hand and all the ingredients in a bag, rings my door bell. And before we knew it, I was in my zone, thoroughly enjoying, with a rolling pin in one hand and a camera in the other.

The next week she was back with a Christmas cake recipe, coming on the blog soon....

So if you guys have to thank anyone it is her, because she is just an amazing human being and I'm fortunate to have her in my life.

Simi Jois photography, Cookies, food styling, food photography


Simi Jois photography, Cookies, food styling, food photography


Simi Jois photography, Cookies, food styling, food photography











Print Friendly and PDF
Related Posts with Thumbnails
 
SITE DESIGN BY DESIGNER BLOGS
Code line 7 9 is for loading jQuery library. Remove this line if you’ve already loaded it somewhere else in your blog. Hint: If your blog has an image slider, carousel or something with fading effect running, chances are it is powered by jQuery. If this widget doesn’t work, the first thing you want to do is comment out or remove this line. To use your own button, replace the URL in line 3 with the direct link URL to the image. Make sure to keep the quotes. To reposition the button, replace