December 2014 – Recent : Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body)
April 2013- December 2014: Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR with 18-55mm EF-S IS II Lens
Flash: Canon Speedlite 430EX II
Tripod: Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column
Ball Head: Siriu K-20X Ball Head
Reflector and Diffuser: Neewer® 5 in 1 Portable Triangle 43”Inch/110cm Multi Camera Lighting Reflector/Diffuser Kit with Grip
Storage: SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB CompactFlash Memory Card
Ona Bags The Brixton Camera Bag – Smoke & Lowepro Pro Runner RL 450 AW II DSLR Camera Backpack Case
C-STAND & ACCESSORIES:
Base: Avenger Turtle Base C-Stand (9.8′, Chrome-plated)
Arm: Avenger D600 Mini Boom
Adapter: Manfrotto 014-38 Rapid Adapter – 5/8″ Stud to 3/8″ Thread
Sandbag (2): Impact Empty Saddle Sandbag – 18 lb – One for the base and one for the arm.
Remote Control: Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Canon with 3-Pin Connection
I almost always use and prefer natural light for my photography. However, based on the lighting conditions, if I have to, I use flash. Though it is very rare. I shoot RAW.
I edit all my photos in Lightroom and sometimes also in Adobe Photoshop. I occasionally use Visual Supply Co. (VSCO) filters in my photographs. I created a preset in Lightroom for each of the filters below to match my style.
Some of my favorite VSCO filters are:
VSCO Film 01: Portra 400, Portra 400 ++, Portra 160, Portra 160-
VSCO Film 02: Fuji Superia 100
VSCO Film 05: Kodak Max 800, Kodak Max 800-
WORKSHOPS & BOOKS:
Other resources I used to learn and improve my photography:
Editorial Food Photography and Retouching with Rob Grimm
Photography tutorials by Andrew Gibson
Mastering Composition & Mastering Lenses E-books by Andrew Gibson
The Practicing Photographer Series by Ben Long on Lynda.com
Books that I recommend for Food Photographers:
Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera by Delores Custard
Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling by Helene DuJardin
Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole S. Young
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