My Food Blog CAMERA & Resources?

WHAT KIND OF CAMERA AND LENS DO YOU USE? WHAT FOOD BLOG CAMERA GEAR SHOULD I BUY? THESE ARE THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS FOR ME. HOWEVER, I CAN ONLY TELL YOU WHAT I PERSONALLY USE & LOVE. THAT’S WHY I JUST GIVE MY SHORT LIST WITH MY FOOD BLOG CAMERA GEAR.*
*Typical affiliate?! Yes, another classic website. Sometimes, I still have to pay some bills. Don’t worry, if you purchase via those links, then there is no extra cost to you.  I just may earn a small commission. No question, that these are all great products that I personally use and love!

NIKON D750

UPGRADE
I UPGRADED MY CAMERA IN AUGUST 2017 FOR THIS FULL-FRAME CAMERA AND IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I HAVE MADE WITH MY FOOD BLOG CAMERA GEAR.
STILL HAPPY
I’M STILL SO HAPPY WITH THE QUALITY AND I COULD NOT WISH MORE AS MY FOOD BLOG CAMERA GEAR. BEFORE THAT I HAD 8-YEARS OLD NIKON D90 AND FOR ME IT WAS A MASSIVE UPGRADE.

NIKKOR 50 mm F/ 1.8

“CHEAP” LENS SAVED ME
THIS LENS HERE SAVED MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY. I’M NOT KIDDING! IT MIGHT BE CHEAP COMPARED TO OTHER LENSES (AROUND 200 $), BUT DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THAT PRICE.
ZOOM LENS KILLED IT
I MUST SAY THAT WHEN I STARTED TO SHOOT WITH THIS FIXED LENS INSTEAD OF ZOOM LENSES MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY CHANGED FOREVER (READ MY POST HERE ABOUT THIS LENS).

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD 

EDITING MAGIC
EDITING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND I FIND THE BEST PROGRAM IS ADOBE LIGHTROOM. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
NO FILTERS FOR ME, THANKS!
IT COSTS ONLY ABOUT 12 EUROS PER MONTH FOR ME BUT IT’S MY FAVORITE AND I USE IT EVERY DAY. I KNOW NOWADAYS I CAN USE ALL KIND OF FILTERS. HOWEVER, IF I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET MY OWN UNIQUE STYLE, THEN I BELIEVE THERES NO OTHER WAY.

MANFROTTO TRIPOD

EXTENDING ARM
THIS MANFROTTO TRIPOD IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD! SO FAR IT HAS BEEN FABULOUS AND STEADY. I COULDN’T WISH FOR MORE!
ALL TIME FAVORITE
THE TRIPOD I HAD BEFORE WAS BROKEN, AND I USED A STRING TO HOLD THE CAMERA ON THE TRIPOD. BAD IDEA SINCE I ALMOST BROKE MY CAMERA. I REALLY NEEDED A NEW FRIEND FOR MY FOOD BLOG CAMERA GEAR. WHY DO I LIKE TO USE THE TRIPOD AND WHY IT CHANGED MY PHOTOGRAPHY READ HERE.

 

TAMRON 90 mm F/2.8 

CHEAPER OPTION?! 
I DID A LONG RESEARCH BEFORE I BOUGHT THIS TAMRON LENS. I REALIZED THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN STUPID FOR ME TO SPEND ALL THAT MONEY ON NIKON LENS WHEN I COULD HAVE TAMRON LENS. ALMOST ALL THE ARTICLE OR VIDEOS RECOMMENDED THIS LENS FOR THAT PRICE. My blog post about this lens here.
NIKON VS CANON
IT’S ALSO AVAILABLE FOR NIKON AND CANON CAMERAS. IN MY RESEARCH, I FOUND THAT SOME TECHNICAL PARTS ARE EVEN BETTER THAN NIKON 105 MM F/2.8 LENS. MOST OF THE MEASURES WERE JUST THE SAME OR EVEN BETTER.

 

CIRCULAR POLARIZER

GLARE & REFELCTIONS
SOMETIMES I GET A LITTLE GLARE OR REFLECTION WHEN I WORK WITH A GLASS OR SHINY TABLEWARE. IT MIGHT NOT BE THAT HARD, BUT ONCE I SEE IT, THEN IT USUALLY STARTS TO BOTHER ME. SOMETIMES IT MIGHT BE OKAY, BUT OTHER TIMES IT’S JUST SO ANNOYING THAT I CAN’T DIGEST IT (READ MY POST HERE).
SOLUTION?
THAT’S WHY ONE OF THE BEST SOLUTIONS HERE ARE SOME WHITE CARDS OR THIS POLARIZING FILTER. MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR LENS DIAMETER BEFORE YOU ORDER. FOR EXAMPLE, FOR MY 50 MM 1.8 LENS SUITS 58 MM FILTER.

MY DIY BACKDROPS

I’M TOO CHEAP
THE TRUTH ABOUT BACKDROPS IS THAT YOU CAN SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON THESE. I’M TOO CHEAP RIGHT NOW. SORRY. I HAVE SEEN SOME ONLINE SHOPS WHERE ONE BACKDROP COSTS ABOUT 100 TO 200 DOLLARS (+ DELIVERY TO MY PLACE COSTS ABOUT THE SAME PRICE. ALMOST). YES, I LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. THESE BACKGROUNDS ARE AMAZING AND WILL LAST FOREVER.
EXCLUSIVE “PROFESSIONAL” BOARDS
SO, I PREFER TO MAKE MY OWN OR FIND SOME CHEAP ONES (READ POST HERE). NO MORE THAN 20 EUROS. THANK YOU! IN THE END, I GET TIRED OF THEM QUITE QUICKLY.