Little Cows Bento

by - Tuesday, January 17, 2012

 Cows Bento
Moo moo moo... les petites vaches ^^. Just a quick bento post for today. I randomly pick one of my old bento pictures. Those cute little cows were inspired by akinoichigo's bento creation :D. Those little buddies were made of cheese, egg sheet, and beef salami cut with various little cutters. Use a cutter with bear shape to make the cow's head, then cut a little on the ear parts. The facial details were from black sesame seeds and nori cutouts. For the side dishes, I had blanched broccoli florets, beef cocktail, boiled sweet corn, semur tongkol with quail eggs, and tempeh perkedel

Briefly in this post, I want to share a little tip about styling your bento photo. I used my craft magazine as my photo prop here. Yes, I love to make use of anything around my photo spot (a gathering room in my boarding house where we watch tv or do our assignment - there I can easily find newspaper, novels, magazines, softdrink bottles/cans, and stationery) as my photo properties. If I see a set of crayons (my boardinghouse mate's ;p), then I'll make it as my prop like you can see here hehehe. You don't always need to buy expensive fancy props for your photo. I sometimes use my novels, books, and even useless *oh they are NOT useless for me* things such as out-of-date newspaper, bubble wrapper plastic, and mini mandarin orange basket as my props that you can see here, here, here, and here. The thing I want to tell you is that you can use almost anything around you as your photo props (glasses, mobile phone, iPod, laptop, headset, your kid's toys? No problemo :D). Let's have improvisations with 'em ;D. All you need to do then is just to capture the photos from a good angle :D.


Have a wonderful day my dear friends :D

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10 comments

  1. But the way you put them all together in a pleasing color-coordinated fashion is so inspired!! If I did it, it would look like a jumbled mess :D

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  2. so cute, Ta...and thanks for the tips...I always envy your pictures of bento. Mine always have unnecessary shadow inside the box. I am not sure if I need to fix the camera or the lightning...if only we live nearby, I will secretly go to your house to take a peek or two ...LOL

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  3. @sheri: tee hee :D. You should give it another try Sheri ^^. It's about balance (repetition to the empty space hehehe). Something messy is sometimes just a lot of fun :))

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  4. @Mbak Yenny: Thanks Mbak Yen, and you're welcome :)). Photography *for me* is about lighting (and I love natural light). No matter how expensive your camera is (say 5D, for example), but you don't have supporting light, the result may not be better than the one from ordinary digital pocket camera with supporting (natural) light :D. So *for me personally*, photography is about lighting ^^

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  5. Hi, yummy bento and nice photo, great combination , love your blog :)

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  6. Always love the way you how you placed your bento for photo! I never have that kind of sensitive sense toward colours :)

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  7. @rabbitcancook: Hi! Thanks a lor for your sweet comment :D. Btw, what am I supposed to call you? :)

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  8. @Ai Ping: Thanks Ai Ping :D. Never stop practicing; it makes perfect by sharpening that kind of sense hehehe :))

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  9. hi! ^^
    I'd like to invite you to my bento contest: http://japanthewonderland.blogspot.com/2012/01/bento-contest-special-valentines-day.html
    please join us! I look forward to seeing you... =)

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  10. @Sayuri: Hi Sayuri, thanks for inviting me. It sounds great. Fortunately, I'm not going to make any bentos for about next one month due to tight teaching schedule. I only posted my stored bento picts so far. I have visited your link, I think I'll look for my previous posts and hope I'll find one suit your bento contest :)

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