What equipment can I use for a food photography setup in low light?
January 17, 2013 11:07 AM Subscribe
What kind of equipment could I purchase within a $300 budget for the backdrop and lighting? My house is naturally very dark. I use white plates and minimal props for the food. My camera is a Canon 40D. I don't have much time lately so I'll spend a little more for convenience.
posted by sunnychef88 to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My house is quite dark so I have a tough time finding bright back drops for my food photos. I would love to show a sunny kitchen table or a brightly lit cutting board and ingredients in the background of my food photos, but my kitchen is so dark naturally that I end up taking the same shot with the window in the background, or just an aerial view of the food. Poor lighting has always plagued my food photography despite my use of reflectors (white foam boards and foil covered posterboard) and artificial tabletop lamps. I just have a dark house not conducive to photography!
My photos are shot with a Canon 40D (this
lens) or a Fujifilm finepix digital. The lighting is much more problematic when I use the DSLR.
What kind of equipment could I purchase within a $300 budget for the backdrop and lighting?
I know a tripod could come in handy but I'm not sure whether a table top or a full sized tripod is best for shooting food on a table. I don't have much time lately so I'll spend a little more for convenience.