There’s a reason so many food bloggers we know have a 50mm f/1.8 macro lens attached to their cameras: It makes virtually every dish it captures look delicious. That lush close-up of a carton of raspberries, where just a few are in razor-sharp focus and the rest gradually blur away? This lens. A shot of a garden salad, every vein and dewdrop perfectly visible? This lens. Its large aperture and shallow depth of field are the keys to foolproof food photography.
Photos: Todd Coleman
Photos: Helen Rosner, MacKenzie Smith