I've recently purchased a "nifty fifty" lens for my food photography. I've noticed that when I'm taking photos of my food, I just can't seem to get the focus down.
For example, when I get my shot set up, I might have 1 bowl of soup with another bowl of soup sitting behind it and just to the left. Underneath the bowl of soup that's in the front of the photo might be a towel laying on a cutting board. The problem is that when I take a shot from an eye-level angle, the towel and cutting board are showing up very clear and in focus, but the bowl of soup is not. How can I get the bowl of soup (and everything in the front of the shot) to show up clear and crisp?
If you provide an answer to my question, please answer with the understanding that I'm not really sure of all the "technical" lingo. I'm super new to this, and have found my photo shoots very frustrating with this new lens. I think I'll like it better than my spec lens, but I need some help learning how to use it.
I use a Canon EOS Rebel T1i 15.1 MP CMOS DSLR