Talking about photography equipment with other photographers is a really fun way to “nerd out” about your craft. I decided to share what’s currently in my camera bag for food photography in case it helps other photographers get ideas for their own gear. This post was updated in August 2022.
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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.
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.
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I have a variety of great lenses for food photography. It has taken time for me to get all these beauties, because lenses do not 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
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Lighting Equipment for Food Photography
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, because it gave me a lot more control over my images. If you’re considering artificial lighting, check out this post on Getting Started with Artificial Lighting.
Paul C. Buff Strobes (Model x1600)
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Photography Studio Equipment
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
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Travel Photography Gear
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. I always try to find photography travel gear that will protect my equipment and is easy to transport. See some of my favorites below.
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
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All images ©Regan Baroni 2021.