Jersey Bites: Food Blogging Seminar Gear List



(Edit: I’ve included a list of books at the end of this post for those of you who asked about what books to get to improve your cooking skills, as well as your food styling and plating skills. Scroll down to the bottom for the Amazon links!)


Hi, everyone. Here’s a quick list of some equipment that might be useful if you’re considering taking your food photography to another level. The items that I’ll be recommending are all professional-grade, high quality equipment, but don’t forget that you can always get by with less equipment and still get excellent results.


Canon T4i


Nikon D7000


Canon: EX600 flash

Nikon: Nikon SB910

Universal flash (manual mode only): LumoPro LP160 *

Sync options:

1) Sync Cord (ETTL) for Canon OR Sync Cord (ETTL) for Nikon

2) Buy both for your brand of camera:

Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 for Canon AND Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 for Canon


Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 for Nikon AND Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 for Nikon

3) Buy two of these, and the matching adapter cable (see chart on product page): Pocket Wizard Plus III

4) *If you opted to get a LumoPro LP160, you’ll need to get these two (2) items to go with it: a) Sync Cable, and b) either a Universal Hot Shoe Adapter OR a PC-to-Hotshoe adapter


LumiQuest Softbox LTP (large)**

LumiQuest Softbox III (medium)**

LumiQuest UltraStrap**

**(For a limited time, enter the promo code “CONWAY YEN” when buying LumiQuest Products at and receive $5.00 off any purchase of $25.00 or more!)

5-in-1 Reflector

Basic Light Stand

Swivel Adapter / Umbrella Adapter

Books on cooking and how to be a better cook:

Alton Brown’s “I’m Just Here for the Food”

Michael Ruhlman’s “Ruhlman’s 20”

Book on food styling and the secrets of playing with your food professionally:

Delores Custer’s “Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera”

Happy Shooting! And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments or shoot me a message at my website,

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