Food Photography Equipment (Updated in 2022)

I get a lot of questions about the food photography equipment I use and love. This post was updated in January 2022 and is completely dedicated to sharing my favorite gear. Let’s dive in!

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Food Photography Equipment

Please note that I am a Nikon and Fuji shooter and the gear I am listing is compatible for Nikon and FujiFilm. Make sure that your lenses and studio gear are compatible with your camera brand and model.

A pro tip is to rent before you buy. Food photography equipment is not cheap, so test things out before you make a big investment. Check out lensrentals.com for a wide variety of equipment, brands and models.

DSLR Cameras

When it comes to what camera to buy for food photography, there are a lot of different things to consider. The truth is, I’m the type of photographer who invests in lenses over the fanciest camera body. I see a much bigger difference in my images depending on the lens I’m using, but not so much with different camera bodies. Below is a list of the cameras I currently own or rent for food photography.

Nikon D750

Nikon D850

Mirrorless Cameras

Fujifilm XT3

Fujifilm XT4

READ MORE ABOUT: THE BEST CAMERA FOR FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

See what gear I use as a professional food photographer ranging from cameras and lenses to lighting equipment and travel bags. Read more.

DSLR Lenses

I have a variety of amazing lenses for food photography. It has taken time to get all these beauties, because lenses definitely don’t come cheap. If you want to dive deeper into the details of these lenses for food photography, I recommend checking out this post: The Best Lenses for Food Photography

50mm 1.8

Nikon 35mm 1.4

Nikon 105mm 2.8

Nikon 14-24mm 2.8

Nikon 24-70mm 2.8

Mirrorless Lenses

Zeiss Touit 32mm 1.8

Fujinon XF16mm f2.8

Fujinon 18-55mm Lens

READ MORE ABOUT: THE BEST LENSES FOR FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

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Lighting

I started off as a natural light shooter and later decided to take an online class to learn how to use artificial lights. It was a huge game changer for me. If you’re considering artificial lighting, check out my post on Getting Started with Artificial Lighting.

Strobes

ProFoto B10

Paul C. Buff Strobes (Model x1600)

Continuous Lights

Amaran 100D

Falcon Eyes 48W LED

Speed Lights

Nikon Speed Light with Trigger

Speed Light with Soft Box Kit

READ MORE ABOUT: ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

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Studio Gear

My photography home studio is full of tools to help make my shoot process safe and efficient. Here’s a general overview of some of the helpful tools that I frequently use in my studio.

MANFROTTO TRIPOD WITH BALL HEAD

MANFROTTO GEARED HEAD

OBEN CT-3561

MY BADASS OVERHEAD SETUP

C-STANDS

POCKET WIZARDS PLUS X

GAFF TAPE

TETHER CABLES

TETHER BLOCK

REMOTE SHUTTER

SUPER CLAMPS

SMALL CLAMPS

LARGE CLAMPS

UTILITY CART (WITH WHEELS)

READ MORE ABOUT: THE BEST OVERHEAD SETUP FOR FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

See what gear I use as a professional food photographer ranging from cameras and lenses to lighting equipment and travel bags. Read more.

Traveling

I have to shoot on location quite a bit, which means I need to pack up my gear and safely transport it to the photo shoot. My goal is to find travel gear that’s easy to transport and that will protect my equipment.

Travel Bags for Cameras & Lenses

Vanguard Camera Backpack (55T)

Ona Campus Bay Camera & Laptop Backpack

Vanguard Alta Sky 45D Camera Backpack

Travel Case for Lighting

Neewer Professional Camera Trolley Case

Travel Bag for Computer Monitor

Arco LCD Travel Case

CHECK OUT MORE GEAR IN MY AMAZON STORE

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All images ©Regan Baroni 2021.

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