We’re so excited to share with you the food photography gear we use that takes our photos from meh to amazing!
Food Photography Gear
Wireless Remote This with the tripod makes pour shots easier, although I don’t use this as often as I should.
White Foam Boards These are available at Michaels or the dollar store. They’re great for reflecting light and use as a clean background. My issue is I have to replace them often as I usually drop food on them (they’re $5 at my Michaels, it can add up).
Swanky Prints Vinyl backgrounds.
Adobe Creative Cloud Includes both Photoshop and Lightroom.
Pro’sKit 900-015 Helping Hands Soldering Aid – Meet “Norman”. He holds my spoons when I’m shooting alone. Isn’t he cute?
Neewer® 5 in 1 Portable Triangle 32”Inch/80cm Multi Camera Lighting Reflector/Diffuser Kit with Grip and Carrying Case for Photpgraphy(32″ Triangle) – I put this diffuser in front of the window sometimes when the light is too harsh.
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (Silver) STDR2000101 – I store the RAW files on here so they don’t take up valuable real estate on my computer.
Westcott 20″ 5-in-1 Sunlight reflector kit – Diffusion, Silver, White, Sunlight, Black – If you have a helper, get them to hold this reflector instead of using the foam board.
Stacie’s Photography Gear:
Randa’s Photography Gear:
The gear below is what I’m currently using on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen.
Nikon D90. I bought this camera from Kijiji (used) and paid to have it sent to the province I was in. Upgrading doesn’t have to cost a lot when you’re starting out. This was a great starter camera, but I have my eyes set on a full frame option for my next upgrade. I’m looking at the Canon 6D for my next option.
Nikon AF Nikkor 28-105mm I use this lens the most with my food photography. My son knocked it off the table and now it’s broken. It won’t zoom in and out past a certain setting and the autofocus doesn’t focus that well. I basically have to keep it on one sweet spot and work with it. It’s still a beautiful lens. I saved money by purchasing it off eBay. By doing this, saved hundreds because part of the plastic on the lens was broken off.
Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.8 This was the lens I first started out with in food photography. It’s affordable when it’s brand new, but save more money and buy it on eBay (I bought mine for $67 + shipping).
Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.
Free eCourse on Photography
Getting starting in photography doesn't have to be hard or overwhelming. We created this 10 day FREE eCourse on Photography tips and tricks that will improve your photography and earn you more money with your blog. PLUS get a free workflow checklist.