What kind of equipment do you need to work with BOOM?

Please note that if specific equipment is required, a member of our Production Team will inform you prior to the day of the shoot.

For Real Estate

  • You’ll need a tripod and a camera with bracketing capabilities, for most assignments you’ll have to deliver a set of bracketed shots -2 0 +2.
  • In terms of focal length, clients might ask for wide-angle photos and details. For wide angles you may be asked to go as wide as 16mm. For the test, a 20mm should work. For details, a mid-tele lens - 35mm to 50mm - will be required to shoot interesting items around the property (all focal length values are for full-frame sensors, if your sensor is cropped, please convert the values as in the list below).

Conversion chart for focal lens
Full-frame: 16-24mm
APS-C: 10-16mm
Micro 4/3: 8-12mm

  • We recommend using a remote or an app to shoot remotely to avoid micromovements when pressing the shutter.

For Food

  • A tripod is undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of equipment required for food photography. Most food photoshoots will be shot from 0 to 90 degrees, so a sturdy tripod that can be set at 90 degrees on the table is strongly advised.
  • In terms of focal length a mid-tele lens - 30mm to 70mm - will be required to shoot not only the individual dishes but also compositions (all focal length values are for full-frame sensors, if your sensor is cropped, please convert the values as in the list below).

Conversion chart for focal lens
Full-frame: 30-70mm
APS-C: 20-47mm
Micro 4/3: 15-35mm

  • We recommend using a remote or an app to shoot remotely to avoid micromovements when pressing the shutter. 

Extras

  • Speedlight flash: it will come in handy when light conditions on site are poor: bounce it off a reflective surface and it can make a photoshoot much easier.
  • Reflective panel: it will come in handy to help you lighten shadows and illuminate the subject better.
  • Colour checker: white balance is very important, in properties with multiple light sources the colour temperature may make the photos unusable if shot using AUTO WB settings.