WHAT KIND OF CAMERA AND LENS DO YOU USE? WHAT FOOD BLOG CAMERA GEAR SHOULD I BUY? THESE ARE THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS FOR ME. HOWEVER, I CAN ONLY TELL YOU WHAT I PERSONALLY USE & LOVE. THAT’S WHY I JUST GIVE MY SHORT LIST WITH MY FOOD BLOG CAMERA GEAR.*
*Typical affiliate?! Yes, another classic website. Sometimes, I still have to pay some bills. Don’t worry, if you purchase via those links, then there is no extra cost to you. I just may earn a small commission. No question, that these are all great products that I personally use and love!
THIS LENS HERE SAVED MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY. I’M NOT KIDDING! IT MIGHT BE CHEAP COMPARED TO OTHER LENSES (AROUND 200 $), BUT DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THAT PRICE.
ZOOM LENS KILLED IT
I MUST SAY THAT WHEN I STARTED TO SHOOT WITH THIS FIXED LENS INSTEAD OF ZOOM LENSES MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY CHANGED FOREVER (READ MY POSTHERE ABOUT THIS LENS).
THIS MANFROTTO TRIPOD IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD! SO FAR IT HAS BEEN FABULOUS AND STEADY. I COULDN’T WISH FOR MORE!
ALL TIME FAVORITE
THE TRIPOD I HAD BEFORE WAS BROKEN, AND I USED A STRING TO HOLD THE CAMERA ON THE TRIPOD. BAD IDEA SINCE I ALMOST BROKE MY CAMERA. I REALLY NEEDED A NEW FRIEND FOR MY FOOD BLOG CAMERA GEAR. WHY DO I LIKE TO USE THE TRIPOD AND WHY IT CHANGED MY PHOTOGRAPHY READ HERE.
I DID A LONG RESEARCH BEFORE I BOUGHT THIS TAMRON LENS. I REALIZED THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN STUPID FOR ME TO SPEND ALL THAT MONEY ON NIKON LENS WHEN I COULD HAVE TAMRON LENS. ALMOST ALL THE ARTICLE OR VIDEOS RECOMMENDED THIS LENS FOR THAT PRICE. My blog post about this lens here.
NIKON VS CANON
IT’S ALSO AVAILABLE FOR NIKON AND CANON CAMERAS. IN MY RESEARCH, I FOUND THAT SOME TECHNICAL PARTS ARE EVEN BETTER THAN NIKON 105 MM F/2.8 LENS. MOST OF THE MEASURES WERE JUST THE SAME OR EVEN BETTER.
SOMETIMES I GET A LITTLE GLARE OR REFLECTION WHEN I WORK WITH A GLASS OR SHINY TABLEWARE. IT MIGHT NOT BE THAT HARD, BUT ONCE I SEE IT, THEN IT USUALLY STARTS TO BOTHER ME. SOMETIMES IT MIGHT BE OKAY, BUT OTHER TIMES IT’S JUST SO ANNOYING THAT I CAN’T DIGEST IT (READ MY POST HERE).
THAT’S WHY ONE OF THE BEST SOLUTIONS HERE ARE SOME WHITE CARDS OR THIS POLARIZING FILTER. MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR LENS DIAMETER BEFORE YOU ORDER. FOR EXAMPLE, FOR MY 50 MM 1.8 LENS SUITS 58 MM FILTER.
EDITING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND I FIND THE BEST PROGRAM IS ADOBE LIGHTROOM. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
NO FILTERS FOR ME, THANKS!
IT COSTS ONLY ABOUT 12 EUROS PER MONTH FOR ME BUT IT’S MY FAVORITE AND I USE IT EVERY DAY. I KNOW NOWADAYS I CAN USE ALL KIND OF FILTERS. HOWEVER, IF I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET MY OWN UNIQUE STYLE, THEN I BELIEVE THERES NO OTHER WAY.
However, I still recommend you to use Lightroom presets for consistent style & learn new styles. You can download my presets collection HERE.
PORTFOLIO + more
Also, the creative cloud offers me all kinds of apps. Such as portfolio, Photoshop, Lightroom for my phone & Spark that are all part of my working process.