Best Camera and Lenses To Use For Food & Blog Photography
What Camera and Lenses To Use For Food & Blog Photography?
The idea to selecting the perfect lens for your food photography is to understand what you are trying to achieve in your photos. Also, be aware of what kind of lens will help you achieve those goals. Super sharp food images will always elevate your our food photography from good to great.
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The next lens on my list of "must-have" is the Canon EF 85mm f1.2. I have wanted this camera for a very long time, but simply can't justify this to my husband who happened to think I am overflowing in camera lenses. The Canon EF 85mm f1.2 will garner you some really stunning close-ups and really the most gorgeous bokeh, even better than the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM. This lens will tip the scales on your food photography for sure. I know it will that incredible people pictures too, but I have yet to get my husband to give me to go ahead.
Now, as far as lighting goes, you don't always have the luxury of natural light. I live in the Chicago area and we have gloomy days a lot! I have added to my lightening arsenal over the years and as long as you store them after each use, they should remain in really good shape. I use a round reflector like the Neewer 5 in 1 Portable . This one comes with a carrying case whihc I highly recommend for storing when not in use. If you don't store this round reflector when you are not using it, it may get dirty. I also have several umbrealla lights that I use for indoor food photography and blog photography. I recommend a kit like the Photo Portrait Lighting Kit so you can pretty much get everything you need without piecing it all together.
I do not have a soft box, but I know a lot of bloggers who do use them and love them. I have been able to shot my images fine with the equipment I mentioned above. I recently purchase a ring light to attached to my camera and I lost the ring attachment in the forest preserve at a photo session. I ordered another one right away, but I didn't purchase the same brand and it is not of great quality. I would say to invest some money if you really like a camera ring light becuase the ones I purchased were not that great of quality.