Why is this so hard? These are all terrible. I hate this tripod. Who decided to make food photography a thing? I just need one shot. Seriously, who decided that we need a flawless photo of every morsel we cook or eat??
A few of the thoughts that went through my head as I tried to photograph the pickling of baby radishes. Not overly complicated. Until I noticed steam coming off the jar after I added the liquid and panicked trying to trap it until I could set up a shot to capture that lovely, wafting steam, in the process knocking a hot saucepan nearly off the stove. Awesome, almost getting third degree burns for a photo. Then I realized, I’ve never captured steam in a photo before, so maybe a spontaneous, rushed shot wouldn’t be the best time to start? Correct. So steam-less it is. Of course, in my disappointment absolutely nothing seemed acceptable compared to the steam photos that only existed in my head, there was glare on the jar, and the tripod was completely off kilter when the levels said otherwise. And on goes the list.