Food Blogger Resources
This page is for Food Blogger Resources (although most bloggers could benefit from these as well) and will be constantly evolving and updated as I try new things, companies change and better ways of doing things are found. Some links on this page are affiliate links which means that if you click on them, I earn a commission at no additional cost to you so if you do click on a link, I think of it as a big THANK YOU!
Services & Equipment
This list is by no means comprehensive, as I am always picking up vintage dishes and napkins and making backdrops and also utilize reflectors and LED lights that are generally the same regardless of where you get them. I have also found that using white foam board is exceptionally useful both as a reflector and backdrop; not to mention cheap and easy to come by!
This is the hosting company I started out with, and I still use them for some of my websites. They are good and reliable for shared hosting if that’s what you need and they have been around forever. You’ve probably heard of them before, they’re part of the most widely used shared hosting platform in the world! Once upon a time I worked for their parent company too.
This is the company I am using for hosting currently, I decided to switch over to them because of the growth potential and the fact that I can use Cpanel on their shared hosting platform, so when I do eventually upgrade to a VPS (and subsequently to a Dedicated Server) the interface will remain for the most part, unchanged. Basically I upgraded because I’m a nerd and if you’re also a nerd and understand the above you may choose to go with them as well! In either case, both InMotion and Bluehost come highly recommended by me. If you’re more tech minded I’d suggest going with InMotion, if you’re less interested in dealing with the backend stuff, Bluehost would probably make more sense for you.
Nikon J3 Mirrorless Camera
I used to have a really expensive DSLR. I hardly ever used the features, and I also have a less expensive much older DSLR if I feel like getting fancy so I sold the newer one (it was Canon Rebel T3i if you’re curious) and bought this little beauty. I have never regretted the decision. Sure, it doesn’t have as many features, but with the right lens and Adobe software I don’t feel like I’ve lost an ounce of range or ability, except maybe in Video. And I use my smartphone most of the time for that anyway.
Nikon 2137 50mm f/1.8D Auto Focus Nikkor Lens
Sure, there’s a stock lens. But. I absolutely fell in love with the 50mm f/1.8 lens for my older Nikon DSLR and I just knew I’d love this one too. Guess what? I never take it off. My camera body is red and so is the stock lens that came with it, but my 50mm lens is silver. Why? Because
cheap frugal ! I don’t even care that it doesn’t match. Character! I love this lens. Love. It.
Tasty Food Photography E-Book
I am a lifelong student of everything I am interested in, most especially photography. It was one of my first loves, and I never feel like I am done learning more about it. It’s an ever evolving love and skill and no matter how long you do it there is still something someone can teach you. This book is written by a very accomplished Food Blogger and Photographer, the Lindsay-girl behind Pinch of Yum. If you haven’t ever seen any of her work, you haven’t ever been on Pinterest! Just trust me, you’ve seen her. She gives some amazing tips and tricks and down to earth useful information in this ebook and I would be remiss not to recommend it. I bought it myself!