So this is a little overdue. I decided a couple of weeks ago that my food blogging just wasn’t going to get where it needs to be with the equipment that I owned. With food photography, or other macro photography in general, lighting is so important. I really wanted to showcase the ingredients that I’ve been using, as well as the cooking that goes along with it. I’m fairly new to the whole lighting side of photography, so I’m not going to go on trying to pretend like I know everything about it, because I DON’T!
I picked up a great Sony HVL-F42AM Flash from Craigslist for $200. This was a great buy considering if I had bought a newer model brand new it would run me $500-600. This was perfect for what I needed and it also was only lightly used too, which was a plus! I am going to be learning how to use this in the next few months, so if you think I can do something better, please don’t hesitate to tell me! I want the critique!
Anyways here’s some of shots I’ve been able to put together so far.
And here’s the equipment that I’m using now. I have a Sony A700 with a few different lenses, the one I use most often being the 18-70mm. I used to use the A100, but recently upgraded earlier this year. I have really gotten a lot more into photography at this point so I’m sure if I keep doing what I’m doing, my camera will need an upgrade in the short future as well.