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!