You need stuff to take food photos; it’s a fact of life. Here’s the stuff I recommend!
One-Click Food Photography Presets for Lightroom.
Skip the editing and use my one-click food photography presets for Lightroom. Guaranteed to save you hours and hours in Lightroom – promise!
- Recommended higher-end camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
- Recommended mid-range camera: Canon EOS 6D
- Recommended lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM lens
- Recommended lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM lens
- Recommended lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 ESM lens
- Recommended budget camera: Canon EOS Rebel T5
- Recommended budget lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens
- Recommended SD card: SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB SD Card
- Flash is recommended:
- Godox 47.2″ softbox
- Godox wireless remote and receiver system
- Godox TT600 Speedlite
- Umbrella bracket for light stand
- Tabletop reflector
- Simple continuous lighting: Lowel EGO Digital Imaging Fluorescent Light
- Neewer 43” 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disk Light Reflector with Bag
For learning artificial light, I cannot recommend Joanie Simon’s course Artificial Academy enough.
Joanie also has an excellent, more in-depth food photography course for beginners.
I love Foodtography School for deepening your understanding of light, texture, composition, and styling for food photography.
Peel-and-stick subway tile
I wrote a blog on my little dining room studio on my CherylMalik.com blog. Check it out! I share how I put together an extremely functional yet minimal studio with mostly IKEA pieces, under $100, there.