After I temporarily moved out of my studio today (our kitchen), Michael realized we needed to photograph the rest of the duck confit process—and he needed it done NOW. Instead of dragging my lights back up to the kitchen I was able to recreate the same lighting situation as the first shot because studio lighting is consistent.
You can photograph almost anything with available light and a tripod, but today it is dark with a foggy cloudy sky and, like I said it needed to be done NOW! Your lighting doesn’t have to be strobes, but the stronger the light, the faster shutter speed you can use (this shot hand-held @125 sec.) and a greater depth of field (f11). This is one of those photographs you don’t want a shaky spoon and you want everything to be in focus.