From professional cameras to lenses and photography backgrounds, here are the food photography tools I use on this food blog to bring my recipes to life!
When I first started on Instagram in 2016, I was using my iPhone 6. I then bought my first ever DSLR at a pawn shop (lol). It was a Canon Rebel T1i which is now discontinued. I then upgraded to the Canon Rebel T7i but only used it for a few months before I bought my baby – the Canon 6D Mark II!
I gotta say, out of all the photography tools to have in your arsenal, having a good lens is everything. This 100mm has become my favorite lens. It’s a fixed lens and the amount of detail it picks up in food shots is incredible. It’s also a lot lighter than my 24-70mm. I may never use another lens again.
This 24-70mm lens is VERY versatile. Not only does it make food look stunning, but it’s also great for travel, portraits, and just about ANYTHING. It’s super heavy but I have to say the quality of your photos is MIND BLOWING. It took a little getting used to but I personally love it.
My Favorite Photo Editing Tool
This course is amazing for learning how to edit your photos EXACTLY in your preferred style. There are 9 hours of content from learning the logic behind each feature in Lightroom to crafting a unique workflow that effectively slashes your editing time in half. I highly recommend this course. Click here to sign up!
Photoshop and Lightroom are amazing tools for post-production. I use Lightroom to edit all my food photos. I know they’re expensive but I gotta say so far, it’s been worth every penny! Only $9 a month for the Lightroom CC version. Click here to sign up Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom.
My Favorite Photography Backgrounds
Ink and Elm photography backdrops are printed on durable, strong, and tear-resistant vinyl using the longest-lasting inks and state-of-the-art technology. All photography backdrops are printed on matte vinyl material for ease of cleaning and easy storage. I personally use them often and I love them. Here are examples: here, here, here.
Great food photography needs great photography backgrounds! Erickson has the BEST background in the market. They all have a matte finish which is best for preventing glare during photography plus a topcoat that protects against minor spills. Not only that but they have AMAZING customer service. Ginny goes above and beyond and honestly, I’ve never been happier with my boards. I have several and can’t wait to buy more!
If you’re just starting out and are looking for an affordable background for photography, this marble slab is a great option to get your feet wet in the whole food blogging world.