I began shooting the photos on this blog with a Canon 7D. In January 2012 I upgraded to full frame with a 5D Mark II. I use a tripod and take as many pictures as possible in natural light, although this is New England, so sometimes I gotta use flash, especially in our kitchen–dim on sunny days and positively Stygian during storms. I rely on three lenses: a Canon 24 – 105mm F/4 IS L; a Canon 50mm F/1.2; and a Canon 100mm Macro F/2.8 (the non-L). I love my gear, and would buy more if I had the money, especially high-quality lenses.
That said, great photographers take great pictures working with what they’ve got. I don’t claim to be a photographer, but I’ve taken a half-dozen online courses at at The Perfect Picture School of Photography. To the extent that the pictures work, I give credit to what I learned in both of Ron Goldman’s Food Photography offerings. To the extent that they don’t work, the fault is due to what I learned–and then forgot.