Photographing food and flowers is doable for me because, for the most part, food and flowers don't move. But there is a critical element to this type of photography that does move...the sun!
When the sun does finally show up, I chase it around the kitchen. Literally. Kind of like 'light hunting'. I have reflectors and scrims that I use to point the light this way or that way. When all is said and done, I am spent! Exhausted! Wiped out! No need to get a gym membership...until I start to eat what I've cooked. Oh butter, why do you have to make everything taste so delicious?
I was asked recently if I have any photos that would be suitable for a kitchen, possibly with daisies. I didn't at the time but kitchen photos were on my list of 'things to shoot' (along with a moose, but I didn't get a license this year so any shooting I do of moose this year will have to be with my camera...and they will have to stay veeeeeery still!!).
These are some of the shots I took. I like the one below. There is just a delicate kiss of sunlight in this one. After this shot, the sun decided to take a break and hide behind some clouds/fog/drizzle for the rest of the day. I guess it was spent! Newfoundland. You gotta love it! Hunting the elusive sun can be as challenging as hunting moose some days!