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I use a Canon 70d. My go-to lens is a Canon 50mm f/1.4. I also occasionally use a standard Canon zoom lens 18-55mm, F/3.5-5.6. For nature/lifestyle photography, I use a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. I’m hoping to invest in a 100mm f/2.8 lens soon. I use this tripod for most of my photos.
I always use natural light, although it can certainly be challenging when working full-time!
I use whatever I can find! I use cutting boards, cookie sheets, etc. Sometimes it’s as simple as using parchment paper. I also got some of my backgrounds from hardware stores. My favorite grey background is a bathroom vinyl tile I got on clearance. Finally, I use some backgrounds I made myself using plywood and acrylic paint.
It’s nothing fancy at the moment. I have one large window in my small living room and I take my photography right in front of it, on the floor. I sometimes use my coffee table to set up my food when taking images from the side instead of overhead.
I simply use Lightroom. I also sometimes use Photoshop when adding text to my photos.
I learned by myself, thanks to Google, books and practice. This book was the first thing I read when learning food photography and it was a big help! I also like to observe other food photographers’ work for inspiration.
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