Photo Gear List for Product Photography
This is a list of equipment that I recommend for Product Photography. These are my affiliate links of equipment from Amazon. You can, of course, buy from Irish suppliers – I recommend Conns Cameras and Bermingham Cameras in Dublin, who deliver nationwide and have excellent customer service.
Camera & Accessories
Canon 2000d https://amzn.to/36vCwek
64 Mb Memory Card for Camera: https://amzn.to/3ndSYXj
Camera Bag for the Camera: https://amzn.to/3nbNUTx
A decent macro lens is a must for close up product photography. I would recommend this one for Canon Cameras: https://amzn.to/3pmiZWw
Manfrotto make the best tripods in my experience. This one is excellent for Macro Photography. It can be used for all other types as well. https://amzn.to/38zUS0k
Continuous Lighting Kit:
I highly recommend the Neewer Continuous Lights. They are great value for money and ideal for starting out.
I recommend the Godox Flashes. They are cheap but reliable. Depending on your camera you need to get a trigger and flash and flash stand.
For Canon Cameras you need this trigger:https://amzn.to/3pnfFu3
You need this Flash to put inside the softbox: https://amzn.to/3lqNrw4
For Nikon Cameras you need this trigger: https://amzn.to/32AGxxc
You need this flash for Nikon cameras to put inside the softbox. https://amzn.to/2IoysnU
These Reflectors are ideal for food and product shots: Selens Light Reflector Cardboard Foldable Photography Reflective/Block/Fill Light Thick Paper Double Sided Board, Color Black/White/Silver for Still Life Food Shooting
These black and white acrylic boards are ideal for placing products on, if you wish to have a reflection: https://amzn.to/38za6Tm
This AmazonBasics Portable Photo Studio Light box is excellent. This is the one I was using on the course and again I highly recommend it. https://amzn.to/2IibJKH
This is a SMALL backdrop holder. It is ideal for small products. https://amzn.to/36rmGRV
This one would be excellent for food. You would use the small stand above with it. There are other colours worth checking out as well. https://amzn.to/38GBeQi
These are small backgrounds that would lie flat – under food for example. There are loads of different types and colours.
For large products:
This background is quite large, so make sure you have space for it: https://amzn.to/3n7JAEO
These background clips are handy for holding up backgrounds: https://amzn.to/3naF08A
Highlight White Backdrop:
If you want a snow white backdrop for headshots or hair shots, you need this background and a flash to put in it: StudioKing BGS150 150 x 200 cm Softwall Softbox
You will need a light stand to hold the flash inside the backdrop/softbox. https://amzn.to/38AeDVS