Still Life Photography Equipment List

Still Life Photography Equipment List Besotted Blog

Still life photography equipment can be as simple as your iPhone and a kitchen counter, but if you find yourself falling in love with the possibilities of still life as I have, you may want to invest in some equipment that will help you take your photos to the next level. Honestly, I wish I’d purchased the backdrop stand and accessories much sooner! I came up with all sorts of ways to rig up my backdrops, when I could have just purchased this simple backdrop stand for under $40. Live and learn right?

Excluding the camera and lens, this still life studio equipment rings in at under $200. An easy investment to step up your still life game!

// STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT LIST //

Backdrop Stand | Hello game changer! It’s expandable which means there’s room to shoot giant bouquets, or even portraits!

Sandbags | A safety necessity – if there’s anyone other than you in the studio (or if you ever accidentally bump into your backdrop stand – ahem) you’ll be glad your backdrop stand is stable.

Clamps | for holding the backdrops to the backdrop stands. I also use them to clamp blooms to backdrops.

White Backdrop  | This fabric will never be perfectly smooth, but I’ve come to love the texture of its stubborn wrinkles.

Black Backdrop  | I ordered 5 yards.

Tripod  |  I’ve mentioned this tripod before, it has held up so well, I think this price is a steal!

Camera | I’ve made the switch to Fuji mirrorless and LOVE it!

Lens | 35mm prime lens.

 

// EDITING TOOL //

You probably guessed but of course I used our very own Foto Rx! Foto Rx | First Aid Kit is always open in my Photoshop Actions menu – I really do use it all of the time, it’s just so fast! The image for this post took 3 clicks to edit: Slight Light, Add some Pep, and 20/20 Vision on the Spot (applied to the lemon and the pitcher) – and voila!

 

Author / Miss Michelle P.

Miss Michelle P. is a photographer, and the co-creator of Foto Rx Premium Photoshop Actions. She lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her muse is light.

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3 thoughts on “Still Life Photography Equipment List

  1. Love this post. I’ve been eyeing the mirrorless cameras.

    Any chance of a Lightroom compatible FotoRx in the future? I love the look of your actions, but don’t use photoshop!

    1. So glad you liked it Stacy! The mirrorless camera is so light (and handsome) and I’m more than happy with the image quality. My dslr has been gathering dust since I made the switch.

      We do have Lightroom Presets in our sights for Foto Rx! Once we perfect them, you can bet we will be shouting it from the rooftops!

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