I’d like to think that I’m very slowly catching on to food photography basics. But, how on earth do I use two hands to accomplish a task and still be able to take an action shot? I mean, it’s not like I can rustle up another five fingers here.
I need some serious guidance with this one. If there is a photographer who happens to come across this post and my ineptitude, please advise. I’m lost.
This is the scenario I refer to:
Let’s say I am pouring some vanilla extract into a measuring spoon, the bottle is perched in my left hand (I being lefty) and the measuring spoon is in my right hand. I would like, for one reason or another, to photograph that action.
How do I do that?
I’ve already spent 10 minutes trying to set up the tripod which is something that continues to elude me as it’s one of the oddest contraptions I’ve ever encountered (another reason I am not a photographer by trade).
The camera sits poised on the tripod and the appropriate settings have been made. Everything is good to go.
Now what do I do? How do I snap the photo without spilling the vanilla? I do have a remote shutter release but that is yet another item that needs to handheld. If I press the button I would imagine I am A) going to spill the vanilla, and B) the remote will be in the photo.
Short of figuring out a way to rent another hand, any and all tips are welcome other than to advise me to give up photographing food. I’m determined to conquer this.