I get a ton of emails and direct messages on Facebook and Instagram asking what gear I use. I also occasionally have clients ask me for an equipment list. So for everyone that has been asking here is a pretty good overview of the equipment I use for food photography. You can click where it says Food Photography Kit and be redirected to Kit.com com where you can read details about each piece of equipment that I use.
I use a lot of different gear for food photography depending on what I am photographing, and where I am photographing it. I have cameras, lenses, lights, softboxes, and tons of grip gear. To highlight a few key items. My favorite camera is the Pentax 645z, my favorite lens is the Pentax 120mm, my favorite tripod is the Manfrotto 055CX and my favorite ball head is the Really Right Stuff BH55. I also use a Nikon D600 and a Nikon 50mm f1.4G, Nikon 60mm f2.8D Macro aka The Single Best Lens for Food Photography, and Nikon 105mm f2.8G Macro.
To see my write up on The Two Best Lenses for Food Photography Click Here!
I will be doing some more in-depth articles on each item in the coming weeks. For now, check it out.
Thanks for taking a look at my food photography kit! Hopefully you were able to find value in seeing the equipment that a food photographer uses on a daily basis.
Nick Bumgardner is a commercial food photographer based out of Nashville, TN. Nick specializes in taking beautiful pictures of food for clients big and small across the southeast.
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