Resources

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Photography basics

PNY Elite Performance 128 GB High Speed SDXC Class 10 UHS-I, U3 up to 95 MB/Sec Flash Card
Great option to invest in especially if you shoot A LOT of photos!
Canon EOS Rebel T5i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit
I recently upgraded to this camera after shooting for about a year on my iPhone 5c. I love it, it totally makes a BIG difference.
Sinnofoto® M2522Z Aluminum Tripod for professional digital camera Tripod Extention For dslr camera Sony Canon EOS Nikon
Tripods are great for shooting videos, etc. you'll want to have one around!

Getting started on your food blog

Bluehost is a hosting software one which i host Chess Cooks on, they are great the prices are as low as $5.95 a month, and they are very easy to work with, with full support if you need ANYTHING!
I highly recommend Bluehost for starting out!
Click to download the Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners
The genesis framework is very popular among other bloggers, a lot of themes you will look into buying on studio press have the genesis framework that comes with the theme!
Learn how to start and grow your food blog with Food Blogger Pro.
Food blogger pro, can help you out a lot for just starting out or growing your food blog!
It's worth getting!

plugins

Akimet - You'll want this, because it blocks spam comments, and we all know those are not fun.
Jetpack by WordPress - This is good to have because it Increase's your traffic, view your stats, speed up your site, and protect yourself from hackers with Jetpack.
Google Analytics by MonsterInsights - Connect Google Analytics with WordPress by adding your Google Analytics tracking code. Get the stats that matter.
Page Builder by SiteOrigin - Build responsive page layouts using the widgets you know and love using this simple drag and drop page builder.
WooCommerce - WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
WP to Twitter - Posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog or add a link, with your chosen URL shortening service.