Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Taking Photos of My Monsoon Wedding Dinner

We're still learning how to use the new digital camera, so a couple of the photos of last month's Korean dinner came out a little blurry. But most of them were quite lovely and highly detailed. I think the key is in making sure the tripod is good and steady, and keeping the camera absolutely still during the digital image capturing process. But when hot dishes start flying off the stove in my kitchen, things can get a little hectic. And even though my son Will is my food photographer, he's also my head waiter, so he gets a little flustered at serving time too. But I think this dinner will be much more relaxed than previous ones, as many of the dishes can be kept warm on the stove until serving time without overcooking, and most of them can be made ahead the night before and reheated without loss of quality.