What is in my toolbox?

Updated: Sep 16

Equipment to Create

Food Photos, Videos and Stock Footage

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I get many questions pertaining to my equipment, so here’s my complete list of things I use on a daily basis when doing shoots. It’s important to remember that this list will constantly be changing and evolving, because I think it’s important to advance my equipment as my skills grow and I find other useful things to use. In addition, it’s important to understand that no two photographers will use all the same equipment for their different styles- I utilize my own equipment to best fit my skills, style, and especially my niche in food photography, which a lot of my gear is specialized for.

Cameras

Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera https://amzn.to/37bDpag

Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless https://amzn.to/2KpAPaz



Lenses

Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens https://amzn.to/2Vwxze2

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8-22 Macro G OSS Standard-Prime Lens https://amzn.to/2HTxkIg

Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Portrait Lens https://amzn.to/2EG5s6C

Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens https://amzn.to/2GMgo3D

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 https://amzn.to/2YARNEM




Filters

ND Filter + Polarizing Filter for Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens https://amzn.to/2XNxq7h

Circular Polarizing Filter for Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Portrait Lens https://amzn.to/2GIT1GX

ND Filter for Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens https://amzn.to/2WLWSdV

Circular Polarizing Filter for Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens https://amzn.to/2DlIYpZ

Memory cards

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS https://amzn.to/2JryRpF

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC UHS https://amzn.to/2GqHi1A



Stands and mounts

Manfrotto Tripod https://amzn.to/2BjuhU8

Manfrotto Photo-Movie Head with Q5 Quick Release System for Tripods and Cameras https://amzn.to/2DdLe2f

Magic Friction Arm Super Crab Clamp https://amzn.to/2DTs6s7

Manfrotto 3 Section Double Articulated Arm with Camera Bracket https://amzn.to/2taX3S5

Manfrotto Replacement Camera Bracket for Magic Arm https://amzn.to/2DVRSfd

C-Stand, Adjustable Reflector Stand with 4ft/120cm Holding Arm and 2 Pieces Grip Head https://amzn.to/2t8x8uA

Aluminum Light Stands https://amzn.to/2Ttw43N

Background stand https://amzn.to/2T05Fp6

Impact 3 Section Articulated Arm without Bracket https://amzn.to/2rIJSe0

Joby JB01561-BWW Gorillapod 5K Video Pro https://amzn.to/2JWswQF




GoPro camera and gear

GoPro HERO7 Black https://amzn.to/2t7rmte

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS https://amzn.to/2t5SPv1

Handlebar Mount https://amzn.to/2t3eTqm

Ski Pole Mount https://amzn.to/2D6O88Q

Suction Cup Mount https://amzn.to/2HWWUMu

Dual Battery Charger https://amzn.to/2t452k0

Manfrotto Mini Tripod https://amzn.to/2Da1QrL

Aluminum Tripod Mount Adapter https://amzn.to/2t8Nqn8

Stubby Screwdriver https://amzn.to/2HVs6LY

Pole https://amzn.to/2DlEgIP

Portable Charger https://amzn.to/2WE2PcJ


360VR camera

GoPro Fusion https://amzn.to/2t45Vck

Telescoping Pole with Tripod Stand https://amzn.to/2GpzbCj

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS https://amzn.to/2GqD1ec

Remote shutter releases for photo and video

Wireless Remote for Sony https://amzn.to/2GpExgU

Studio lighting

Dracast DRP-LK-2x1000-BG 2 X LED1000 Bi-color https://amzn.to/2Tx5uTB

Dracast Softbox for LED1000 https://amzn.to/2WLFs0C

W160 LED https://amzn.to/2HV7L9C

Dracast S Series Bi-color LED500 https://amzn.to/35LeSIS

Ultra Bright LED Video Light - LED 49 https://amzn.to/2VssqFw




Other camera gear

Camera Strap https://amzn.to/2MS7dAq

Jerkstopper Tether Tools Tethering Camera Support https://amzn.to/2t8kNGx

Rode VideoMicro Compact Microphone https://amzn.to/2Gd6IQV

Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable, 15 feet. For Sony https://amzn.to/2GqbVnx

Studio sandbags https://amzn.to/2F36HgJ Reflector/ diffuser 40"X60" https://amzn.to/2YymZ8G

Photo Reference Tool Gray Card https://amzn.to/2FMq24B


Monitors

Feelworld FW759 Screen Camera Field Monitor 1280x800 IPS Screen (7 Inch) https://amzn.to/2Img2C6

Neewer 11"/28cm Adjustable Friction Power Articulating Magic Arm https://amzn.to/2SeunGU

Sony DLC-HE20S Slim High speed HDMI Cable, 2 m (6.56-Feet)

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Computers, monitors, softwares

ASUS PA329Q 32" 16:9 4K/UHD IPS Monitor https://amzn.to/2WJQeVp

Monitor calibration tool, X-Rite i1Display Pro https://amzn.to/2BfYrYj

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My website designed with WIX http://bit.ly/2HSCHYg

Image editing software Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Video editing software Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Social media management and planing software Tailwind





Backgrounds

Vinyl Photography Backdrop 3-Pack, Natural Wood, White Wood & White Marble https://amzn.to/2t7jwjh

Background Paper, pink, 53" x 36' https://amzn.to/2DV4lzS

Background Paper, Super White, 53" x 36' https://amzn.to/2t48CdW

Background Paper, Black, 53" x 36' https://amzn.to/2Gq0mwG

Background Paper, Blue Mist, 53" x 36' https://amzn.to/2t4GAyZ

Background Paper, Thunder Gray, 107" x 36' https://amzn.to/2WGN7NP

Background Paper, Super White, 107" x 36' https://amzn.to/2t56EKt



Studio tables and shelving

76"(H) x 48"(L) x 18"(D) Chrome Commercial Heavy Duty 6 Layer https://amzn.to/2DfItxh

Universal Pot Rack Hooks https://amzn.to/2MOPiup

Industrial All-Purpose Utility Cart https://amzn.to/2tb0BDT

Hanging Hooks Hanger https://amzn.to/2GbwAwy

Stainless Steel Top Worktable 49 x 24 inches https://amzn.to/2D88JK6

Stainless Steel Top Worktable Caster https://amzn.to/2Bg048n

Stainless Steel Top Worktable Shelf, 18" D x 48" W https://amzn.to/2Sw3oG6

Stool https://amzn.to/2Grf0nE

Adjustable sawhorse twin pack https://amzn.to/2DMr4wF

Base table https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50106773/



Miscellaneous

Adhesive craft vinyl roll, silver https://amzn.to/2TpMKt7

Silver chrome vinyl https://amzn.to/2UuNslo Adhesive craft vinyl roll, white https://amzn.to/2EZnVLS

Adhesive craft vinyl roll, black https://amzn.to/2VIishQ

Lacquer thinner https://amzn.to/2NXbGCb

Small fan https://amzn.to/2OVeNv5


Royalty free music

Soundstripe http://bit.ly/2RnAybg

Stock video submitter

BlackBox http://bit.ly/2MqXfps

Stock agencies for photo and video

Shutterstock https://shutr.bz/2HTf8yu

Deposit Photos http://bit.ly/2Gb5qWvod

Adobe Stock https://stock.adobe.com/

Pond5 https://www.pond5.com/

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