This page is all about what’s in my camera bag. I am often asked what camera and lenses I use for my food photography so I thought I would leave all the details here in one place for easy reference.
MY PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 24-105mm f/2.8L II
Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8
Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8
Canon EF 12 II Extension Tube
The Canon 6D is a full-frame camera. The body is small and I love how it’s so manageable and not bulky in my hand. It has less aluminum alloy in the body making it a lighter weight camera. Besides the amazing image quality found with the 6D, the built in wifi is an amazing feature that I use often. The camera allows you to pick up a signal from your smartphone and download photos on the spot. Great for shooting on location or when you want to upload photos to social media in a hurry. I can’t say enough good things about the Canon 6D and I highly recommend it not only for food photography but for travel, portraits and landscape photography as well.
I primarily use the 100 mm f/2.8 lens for my food photography as I love zoomed in, close up images and the creamy bokeh effect it creates. This lens is great for all angles, but is definitely a tighter shot in comparison to my other lenses.
For some overhead/flatlay photos where I need to fit more in the frame, I often use my 50 mm f/1.8 lens.
I prefer to use prime lenses for my food photography. While I did use my 24-105 mm when I first started my blog, I generally only use this lens now for family photos and travel pics. I do like the versatility and zoom capabilities this lens offers for photos on the go with the family.
The options for photography equipment are vast and each person behind the lens should learn what works best for them. Even in my short time working in the food photography world I have learned that you don’t need tons of expensive equipment to take great photos. Invest in a decent camera, a great lens and practice, practice, practice.