I have a Canon DSLR (T5 Rebel) and I am using my standard kit lens (18-55mm). I wanted to capture a soup picture with steam. I am trying to take the picture under natural light. I set my ISO to 100, but if I increase my shutter speed, my white balance gets messed up. Is there any tips or settings for taking food pictures with steam? By natural light, I meant daylight and I tried taking the pic close to my window.Also sorry its my exposure that gets messed up.
First of all, the steam is hard to shoot on a photo. A lot of pictures you see with steam are composites of the photo + steam.
To take a photo of the steam in real time you first need a dark background, and then you need to use a flash in a very focused way (use a snoot) pointing to the steam and only that.
The flash normally is at 90° of the camera axis.
Then try to use the normal combination of speed to iluminate the scene and fstop to iluminate the steam.
my white balance gets messed up
Probably you are refering to the exposure. The white balance is independent to the shutter speed.
Your White Balance problem is due to the alternating current(AC) cycling of florescent lighting. Keep your shutter speed about 1/60 to capture the entire cycle and avoid capturing a portion of the cycle with a different color temperature.
Using 1/125 should work as well because you would capture a full half cycle.
In Europe use 1/50 or 1/100.