Tum Grilled Corn and String Beans

I’m trying something a bit different today, Tum grilled corn and string beans. This is a spicy grilled corn and sting beans salad.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1.6sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, spot metering, tungsten light, tripod mounted

My ingredients are sliced boil grilled corn, string beans, cherry tomatoes, a cove of garlic, fish sauce, shrimp paste, brown sugar, tamarind paste, and chili peppers.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/5.6, 2sec, ISO 100, focal length 145mm, spot metering, tungsten light, tripod mounted

I have a poor lighting in my kitchen and taken food photo is almost impossible for me. I recently learned how to shoot in Manual Mode and really liked it, in fact I like it better than shooting in Aperture Priority Mode.  My kitchen is not very big, and obvious that I didn’t need a zoom lens to take these images but I used it here to create a composition that my wide angle lens wouldn’t be able to create. As I zoom into the food image, the background is blown out, creating a nice bokeh background. I’m paying more attention to my background now, certainly don’t want anything that would clutter the image, and a bokeh image of the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper shaker gave it a soft touch. I also used a tripod to help stabilize the image and use a 2 second timer to avoid any shaking of my camera.


    • Cambree, I bought the corn from the supermarket, and I should have grilled it a bit longer. This would be a nice treat for the summer when there’s plenty of corn and outdoor grilling.

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