(Not so) Wordless Wednesday

I know it’s Wordless Wednesday and I’m supposed to stay quiet today and let the photo talk. But I had to share a little something with you.


I know I have said this before but I am truly overwhelmed by the great feedback and outpouring of emails about your love for what I am doing here. I also appreciate all the suggestions I have been getting on how I can make Indian Simmer and your experience here even better. So first, THANK YOU for everything!

I get a lot of email about tips on photography and that’s the reason why I started the series Food Photography – My Process. Your response to it was fabulous too. While working on the second post of the series, I thought about all the great questions I get on photographs I share here. I try my best to respond to each one of them but how about I do something similar here – share some technique specifics or my thoughts behind a photo of your choice so that everyone gets to read it?


So here’s the idea, if there is a photo you want to know more about, leave a comment with the link of that photo or send me an email. Depending on the questions/feedback I get, I’ll collate them and share with everyone in a single post. You can still send me direct emails with questions and I will continue to respond like before. Looking forward to hearing from you! Enjoy your Wednesday and the rest of the week!



  1. Really beautiful photography – something I am pathetically lousy at, too. I need more than just a question or two, I need to spend a week next to you learning! Wish I could!

  2. Loved the second photo with ice….I missed taking pictures like this when it snowed here….

    Actually I have a question : I read that you use 50mm f1.4 lens for food photography…Few weeks back, my husband gifted me this lens…I am still exploring it…I want to know if you use the same lens to take a top view photo…, what minimum f stop range do you use to take, so that everything will come to focus… My house generally don’t have good natural lighting condition…So I depend on lower F stops and little high ISOs…

    Thanks a lot,

  3. Like cooking, photography is a continuous learning experience. It’s great that you would answer to questions on particular photographs as it’s quite impossible to cover every little detail in two post. Great job Prerna!