Saturday, 19 November 2011

A Narrative Picture Essay

 For this exercise I decided to photograph the process of making a pizza at home in the style of a magazine or cookery book, I wanted to practise the lighting skill learnt in the previous assignment.
 I set up a single light with a soft box and a large white reflector for infill when required, I had decided to keep things simple. Throughout the images I tried to include a sense of movement and a light airy feel.

Add 500ml of hand hot water

Add a teaspoon of sugar

Add a teaspoon of yeast

and 900gms of  strong bread flour


Mix until smooth

Add a splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt

Knead for 10 minutes

Test that the dough springs back when prodded

Form into tangerine sized balls

Sprinkle with flour, cover with a damp teatowel and leave  in a  warm place for 2 hours

Meanwhile prepare your chosen toppings

Tear up a ball of Mozzerella

When risen stretch out the dough until thin

Spread with tomato sauce, I use passatta

Sprinkle over topping

Bake in a very hot oven, gas mark 9, until cheese is bubbling

Enjoy !!!!
  I then took these pictures and laid them out as I felt they should look if printed out as an article, I varied the size of the images to vary the importance of the content and make it more interesting and engaging to view.

  I have enjoyed this exercise it has helped with previsualising what the finished article will look like and the importance of planning , but also an element of capturing what is happening in front of you and not trying to control it too much.

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