Dec 03

My food photography setup

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I know many of you have your own blogs or are interested in starting a blog.  With the holiday season upon us, I thought it’d be helpful to add some food photography items to your holiday wish list.  I accumulated all these items over several years, so don’t get overwhelmed if you’re just starting out.  A smartphone takes a fine picture and you can be a food blogger without any of this equipment.  These are just the products I’ve found that work the best for me.

my food photography set up |

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 60D DSLR
  2. Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle Lens
  3. Tripod: Manfrotto Tripod
  4. Lateral Arm: Manfrotto Arm with Double Camera Attachment (great for overhead shots!)
  5. Marble Slab: White Marble Pastry Board (this isn’t the exact slab I use, mine is more rectangular)
  6. Food Photography Backdrop: DIY Subway Tile Backsplash (if you have an ugly kitchen like me!)
  7. Post-processing (aka photo editing): Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (Photoshop + Lightroom)

post-processing with lightroom | immaEATthat

11 comments on “My food photography setup”

  1. Your timing is perfect, because I’ve been looking for a good wide angle lens! Thanks for the recommendation!! 

  2. And now I think you should totally do a basic tutorial on editing in Lightroom!! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing your set up- I have terrible lighting in my current house (rental) so I need to do something to improve my photography! Your photos are with out a doubt some of my favorites from all bloggers :)

  4. I love these kinds of posts! I would love to see one about how you grew your blog if you ever feel like talking about that! :)

  5. I read this post the other day and happened upon this AMAZING deal for a pastry board. Just bought it for myself and thought you might want to know about the incredible deal for your readers. :-) 80% off?!?!

  6. Love this! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. What do you use for your reflector?



    • It’s just the top of a giant Macy’s gift box lol!

    • i just buy pieces of white foam core. I teach and have my students “build” a 3 sided “box” with white foam core. They can use it as a reflector or backdrop for simple sets up. Many make one in black foam core as well. Just thought i’d chime in …

  8. I was just wondering what tri-pod head you use? Any advice on the wired connection to see the shot on computer before taking it? Thanks

    • I use a Manfrotto tripod now and LOVE it. I’m pretty hard on equipment (banging it/dropping it/etc.) so a higher quality tripod has been a good fit for me because it can stand up to the destruction I might bring upon it lol!

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