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The Food Photography Book
The Food Photography Book* by Nagi at Recipe Tin Eats was a game-changer for me. It massively helped me to improve my food photography SO quickly, and I still go back regularly to re-read it and learn something else. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in starting or improving their food photography. Plus it’s a STEAL at only $29.
How to Photograph Food
Another excellent photography book I love is How to Photograph Food* by Beata Lubas. Beata’s food photography is absolutely beautiful, and she explains all the technical stuff in a way even a complete novice like me can understand!
Siteground Web Hosting
I use Siteground* to host my website. I will be honest, I don’t have another host to compare them to, but I’ve been pretty happy with everything so far. Their customer service is great. They also make it SUPER easy to set up a WordPress site with their WordPress Starter plugin (which I used myself – it was SO easy). And they have a handy Migrator Plugin to help if you are moving your site.
Camera – Canon EOS 400D
The camera I use for all my food photos is the Canon EOS 400D*. I was a COMPLETE novice when I started, only ever using my iPhone or a pocket point and shoot camera to take pictures (mainly for Instagram and Facebook!). This camera was incredibly reasonably priced and easy to use – I’m sure I will upgrade at some point but I have NO complaints about this one.
I love shooting photos in natural light, but I live in Scotland and I also work a regular full-time job outside of my blog. It’s totally impossible for me to rely only on natural light for my photography. I have 2 sets of lights. The EMART 60 LED Continuous Portable Photography Lighting Kit* are two smaller lights which can sit easily on a tabletop and I love using them to take shots in the kitchen while I’m preparing a recipe. I also use this ESDDI Softbox Photography Light, 20″X28″* for my main photos.
Most of the backgrounds I use for my phots are from Black Velvet Styling. I found Sophie via instagram and fell in love with all her beautiful backgrounds. They are such lovely quality and I can’t wait to add to my collection.