My photography equipment
Hi guys! I get asked about my camera or other equipment soooo often that I thought it was time to finally write it all down for you. 🙂
In this blog post, I am going to provide links to my photography equipment and some tips on where to find cool backdrops.
NOTE: These links will guide you to the German Amazon. The technical features should be understandable for you even if you don’t understand German but if you need help with translation, just leave a message under this blog post.
The reason why I chose the Sony a5100 is due to its price-performance ratio and light weight. It falls into the category ‘e-mount cameras’ which tend to be generally less heavy than traditional DSLR cameras. As far as I know all traditional features required for taking high-quality personalized shots are included in this camera. It has a touch display and – my favourite feature – a turnable screen. This comes handy when filming videos or taking selfies.
I just bought this 50mm lense recently after reading an interesting book about food photography. I love how you can play around with background sharpness and blurriness with this lense. This lense is great for food photography from a 45 degree or horizontal perspective.
I made a Youtube video showing exactly how I work with artificial lighting:
Most of my backdrops are free samples from DIY stores or pieces of wood from the dumpsite. There are only two items I bought online. The first one is a piece of real slate and the second one is an adhesive foil that visually imitates slate. As you can guess, the adhesive foil is much lighter and more convenient as you can store and move it around more easily. However, it reflects light more than real stone surfaces do so that is the major disadvantage of adhesive foils. My recommendation: If you can, get both. 🙂
In the following video I explain where you can find free backdrops:
And last but not least I would like to recommend a book to you. This book is only available in German, so LUCKY YOU if you understand German – You should order it right now because it has helped me soooooo much, it literally saved my life!
I hope you liked these tips and found them useful!