My Food Photography Gear (Updated for 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. 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.

Food Photography Equipment: 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. If you’re not sure where to even start when it comes to looking for a camera, check out my post about The Best Camera for Food Photography.

Nikon D750

Nikon D850

Fujifilm XT3

Fujifilm XT4

Related Post: 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.

Food Photography Equipment: Lenses

I have a variety of lenses for food photography in my lineup. It has taken time to get all these beauties, because lenses don’t come cheap. If you want to dive a little deeper into the details of these lenses, I recommend checking out my post about 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

ZEISS TOUIT 32mm 1.8

Fujinon XF16mm f2.8

Fujinon 18-55mm Lens

Related Post: The Best Lenses for Food Photography

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Food Photography Equipment: Lighting

Learning how to shoot with artificial lights was a huge game changer for me as a food photographer. 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 such a great decision for my career as a food photographer. Natural light is beautiful, but it’s also inconsistent. You constantly have to adjust your camera settings to keep up with the ever-changing natural light. If you’re considering artificial lighting, check out my post that introduces three different artificial lights to consider for food photography.

Strobes

PAUL C. BUFF STROBES (MODEL x1600)

Continuous Lights

AMARAN 100D LED VIDEO LIGHTS

FALCON EYES 48W LED

Speed Lights

NIKON SPEED LIGHT WITH TRIGGER

SPEED LIGHT SOFT BOX KIT

Related Post: Artificial Lighting for Food Photography

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Food Photography Equipment: Studio Gear

My photography home studio is full of tools to help make my shoot process safe, efficient and most importantly, fun. I am not going to list every little detail, but here’s a general overview of some of the helpful tools 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)

Related Post: My 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.

Food Photography Equipment: Travel Bags

I have to shoot on location quite a bit, which means I need to pack up the gear I need and safely transport it to the photo shoot. My focus is finding gear that will protect my equipment and is easy for me to transport. Packing up and traveling with your equipment can get exhausting, so choose travel gear that will make this part a little easier for you.

Travel Bags for Camera & Lenses

VANGUARD CAMERA BACKPACK (55T)

  • This is my current favorite camera bag. It’s small enough to fit into the overhead bins on airplanes (I like to keep my camera and lenses with me if possible) and large enough to fit my camera bodies, lenses and my laptop. It can be used as a backpack, but also has four wheels and swivels for easy transport. I LOVE IT.

ONA CAMPS BAY CAMERA AND LAPTOP BACKPACK

VANGUARD ALTA SKY 45D CAMERA BACKPACK

Travel Cases for Lighting Equipment

NEEWER PROFESSIONAL CAMERA TROLLEY CASE

Travel Bags for Computer Monitor

ARCO LCD TRAVEL CASE

Check Out More Food Photography Equipment in My Amazon Store

This post contains affiliate links which means if you click or make a purchase through my site, I might make a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only promote products that I actually use and support. 

All images ©Regan Baroni 2021.

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