Canon EOS R6 Photoshoot Case Study

July 2, 2021

Who’s ready for a behind-the-scenes food photoshoot? This time, our photoshoot case study covers my recent work with the new Canon EOS R6 camera! 

hand holding canon eos r6 camera in front of pink balloon installation


What I love about the EOS R6

In case you’re new around these parts, I love Canon. I have used their cameras exclusively the entire time I’ve been in business. The EOS R6 did not disappoint!

This new Canon camera gave me creative freedom to capture anything I wanted. I picked the pinkest, most feminine concepts as I was shooting the most decadent desserts I could find!

In my experience, photography learning content is male-dominated, so it was fun to flip the script and showcase a different perspective than what you usually see. 

Along with the shoot, I shared 5 ways to take better food photos. Check them out below!

@lishcreativeFood photo tips with a side of sugar…#ad #Canon #CanonCreator #learnontiktok #phototips #photographytips♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz

How Canon helps me get *just the right* shot

Use the right lens (and the right camera!)

During this food photo shoot, I used the new Canon EOS R6 with an RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens. I cannot recommend it enough. I really did fall in love with this camera and plan to use it for other client work, too!

Find or create great light. 

Lighting during a food photo shoot is key. You can set up near a window to have access to natural light, or you can use studio lights to create your own! I use both all the time, depending on the time of day and where I am shooting.

Set a lower aperture for blurred background. 

If you want the background of your photos to have more of a blurred look, then I encourage you to use a lower aperture on your camera. 

Use a higher shutter speed to capture ingredients in motion.

Looking to capture ingredients in motion? Say, drizzling caramel syrup on top of a milkshake? Use a higher shutter speed to capture this in motion! 

photo of caramel drizzling onto pink milkshake that is topped with rainbow sprinkles, animal crackers, chocolate, and a piece of cake

Use a tripod

Set up your camera on a tripod and then tether it to a computer to see your final images in real time. It’s the best way to be super efficient and productive while you are shooting. 

Use the right settings

When it comes to food photography, I set my camera to 1/200 sec F/4.0 ISO 100. Of course, play around with your own settings and see what works.


Share your own Canon food photography with me

Like what you saw in this photoshoot case study? Looking to make stop-motion videos or food product photos for your own brand and clients? Let’s talk! Send me a message and let me know what you envision for your project. I’ll get back to you with more information about my services and pricing ASAP!

photo of alisha pointing the canon eos r6 camera at the camera in front of pink balloon and floral installation


Most Popular


The Pillow That Can Do It All: Our Latest Brand Shoot With Purple Mattress

LISH pursue bar 2

Meet Pursue Bar (And See How LISH Creative Helped Them Launch Their New Brand!)


A Look Back at Our Favorite Holiday-Themed Brand Photoshoots