The phrase “all the gear and no idea” truly applies to food photography. Buying the most expensive gear will NOT make you an amazing photographer, learning how to manipulate light and understand styling and your camera settings is much more important. To learn some of these key principles, check out my food photography for beginners eBook: Food to Photo. However, if you are in the market for gear, there are certainly some important things to look out for. Here are all of my curated favourites that I use regularly.
None of these are truly essentials, you can start taking photos with just your phone! However, if you are looking to take a step up with your photography, then this is what I use and recommend.
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