FOOD BLOGGERS RESOURCES
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that food bloggers can use to see the products and services that I use with my blog. From photography equipment, accessories, editing software, web hosting, Genesis, WordPress, email marketing, e-courses, eBooks and plugins. The list will be continually evolving as I find different resources that I love.
This is the DSLR I currently use, it’s a cropped sensor camera that shoots incredible pictures.
Amazing prime lens ideal for portrait which I use mainly for food photography.
Macro lenses are wonderful at capturing sharp details of texture.
This pancake lens is ideal for interior, street, travel, everyday photography.
The wide-angle lens I use for landscape photography.
I bought this remote switch for night and long exposure but I am using it for food/lifestyle photography instead
A sturdy tripod, great design ‘Made in Italy’. I use it with the Manfrotto 131DB horizontal double head for overhead shots.
Great accessory for my Manfrotto Tripod 190XPRO 4 section tripod, it’s a must to capture beautiful flat lays.
Amazing value for money. I use mainly the diffusor and few black and white foam boards from the craft store to bounce/block the light
Great compact camera bag, it holds my DSLR + 4 lenses + accessories.
Fast memory card, it holds all my RAW files with no issues.
A must-have for any photographer. So handy for holding backgrounds and reflectors.
You need a place to store your memory cards that is durable, waterproof and anti-shock. Designed to store 10 Micro SD cards + 4 SD cards + 2 CF cards.
I use these sandbags to stabilize my Manfrotto tripod, especially for overhead shots.
I use Lightroom and Photoshop for editing photos, Premiere Pro for video editing. Currently learning Indesign to create my next Ebook.
Great value hosting plans with free email hosting, SSL and domain names all in one package. Reliable high-performing infrastructure to scale together with your hosting needs. Furthermore, it lets you create as many fully-featured email addresses as you need, I use the WordPress Plus plan and I could not recommend it enough.
Another great option is WP Engine the best platform for developing and hosting fast, reliable, and secure WordPress sites. It includes Free Genesis Framework, and Free 35 StudioPress Themes.
The child theme I currently use is on top of the Genesis Framework. Designed by Shay Bock at Feast Design Co. this theme has a minimalistic style, fully customizable and mobile responsive meaning your website will be perfectly optimized for every browser, device, and screen size.
FBP is a membership site that teaches you how to start, grow and monetize your blog. Founded by the Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom of the popular blog Pinch of Yum FPB boasts over 300+ tutorial videos, covering everything from setting up WordPress to essential plug-ins, ad networks, affiliate programs, Photoshop, Lightroom, email marketing and more.
Mailerlite is the e-mail marketing company that I use. The design is intuitive and offers lots of features like embedded signup forms, pop-up forms, landing pages, RSS campaigns, e-mail automation etc. It’s free for up to 1000 subscribers so perfect for new bloggers.
Grammarly is the world’s leading software suite for perfecting written English. It checks for more than 250 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, enhances vocabulary usage, and suggests citations.
Founded by Chase Jarvis CreativeLive is an online education platform that broadcasts live classes to an international audience.
Founded by Aaron Nace PHLearn is an online education platform that creates fun and engaging Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography tutorials.
This e-book by Lindsay Ostrom will guide you through the fascinating world of food photography.
A WordPress plugin is a piece of software that can be installed on your blog to give additional functionality. These are the plugins that I use and recommend.
Akismet – Protect your blog from comment and trackback spam.
Pretty Links – Create, shrink, re-direct, and track links from your website. This plugin makes it easy to manage affiliate links and track clicks.
WP Recipe Maker – The easy and user-friendly recipe plugin for everyone. Automatic JSON-LD metadata for better SEO will get you more visitors.
Yoast – Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.
Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I use all of the products listed above and recommend them because they are companies that I have found helpful and trustworthy. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything listed above! For more information see my disclosures