My Blogging Equipment & Tools

I have fallen back into blogging, not to say I haven’t been loving it before. But, you know that feeling when you just feel defeated and find it hard writing content. However, since updating my blog template I feel passionate about blogging again. I’ve also changed up my editing style with has got the creative juices flowing again. I thought I would share My Blogging Equipment & Tools to give you guys an insight into what I use to take my blog photos.

I recently got a new camera which has seriously been amazing. I always wanted a dedicated camera just for photography and videos. I have been enjoying playing around with the setting and composition of products when taking photos. It has been a dream. Well, besides one of our cats for decided to kick my camera off our office table! Which left a few scratches on the body of the camera only – thank goodness!

My Blogging Equipment And Tools

Camera

Talking about the camera, I am using the Canon m100 which was on a discount at the time of purchase. I bullied my husband into getting it for me as an early anniversary present. I know you ladies do this too when you really want something so bad you mob around for days LOL!! To be fair I have been saving for it too, so the blow wasn’t too bad. Using this camera has been a dream, well for someone coming from an iPhone I find that the quality is perfect for me. I don’t plan on doing any cinematic content so I wanted a simple, good quality camera. The lens is interchangeable like a DSLR, however, I think you might need an adapter to use other lenses. I am pretty happy with the lens it came with.

iPhone

My iPhone was my main camera for years! The iPhone 8 Plus takes some really amazing photos, this is great for when you are on the go and need to take some photos. I would say take your photos its Portrait mode, this is the only mode I use in my camera. It gives that lovely bokeh effect. I also use my camera to jot down blog ideas on my Notes app. Also, blog posts when I am in bed and inspiration hits me!

Bluetooth Clicker

Ah, the Bluetooth clicker! A lifesaver indeed. The Bluetooth Clicker is amazing if you want to take photos using your phone you can just click away and the camera takes the snaps. This has been so useful for fashion shots. I usually just put the phone on the tripod and have a little photoshoot! This is the best way to take photos by yourself. If your boyfriend or husband is anything like mine, then we better off taking our own photos. He seems to always take the most unflattering angles.

Tripod

I cannot stress enough how important having a tripod is! Before having one I have dropped my phone so much trying to balance it on the shelf or on 100 trillion boxes! I purchased one that has a phone attachment which allows you to use your camera and cellphone. I purchased mine from a vendor, I think Takealot has some great options too.

iPad

My iPad has been amazing for keeping a list of post ideas and tracking what I did on them. I have Trello added on my iPad – which is what I use to keep track of upcoming blog posts and video ideas. I find it to work much better than other apps or the book and pen.

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    • October 30, 2019 / 7:34 pm

      I have been taking my photos with iPhone for so many years, so glad I invested in camera.

  1. Ronnae
    October 30, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    Awesome! Have you done a photography course or do you just teach yourself as you go along?

    • October 30, 2019 / 7:35 pm

      Literally, have no done any course, I just go with what I think looks good.

    • October 30, 2019 / 7:36 pm

      Aw no usually they should work. I just replace the battery every now and then and works like a charm.

  2. October 30, 2019 / 2:32 pm

    I love these posts of yours as I get so many tips – thanks! x

  3. October 30, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    I always love seeing what others use for their blog photos! It is so much fun! I used to always take my DSLR away with me on trips, but I have realized my iPhone takes pictures that are just as great, and it is way less of a hassle.

    Ashlee | https://www.maybeafterbrunch.com

    • November 1, 2019 / 5:32 pm

      I am so impressed with iPhone quality these days!

  4. Erin
    October 30, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    I really want to get a canon camera they jsut look incredible! I use my phone a lot in blogging though, so handy to have a good one!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  5. October 31, 2019 / 8:10 am

    Good on you to be able to snap photos for your blog without a need of photographer. I haven’t used a clicker and I always need somebody to snap the photos which is not really good.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • November 1, 2019 / 5:34 pm

      Taking photos by yourself it so hard, but I just feel weird asking others to take photos of me.

  6. Parie Joshi
    October 31, 2019 / 2:12 pm

    My camera connects to my phone and its a game changer! x

    • November 1, 2019 / 5:33 pm

      I love the Canon app – makes it so much easier

  7. October 31, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    I always wanted to get a camera for blogging but I’ve never known which one to get, I’ll have a look at that one! love this post 🙂

    Lily Loves | https://www.lilyloves.net

    • November 1, 2019 / 5:32 pm

      There are such great options that are not DSLR but still really good.

  8. heather
    November 1, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    I recently updated to the Sony A7 iii and I love it x

  9. Alice Spake
    November 2, 2019 / 10:01 pm

    I really need to order a new tripod, I broke the legs on the one I was using and haven’t replaced it yet! xx

  10. cate
    November 3, 2019 / 3:22 pm

    the bluetooth clicker is so handy!!! unfortunately i have one only in the photo studio at work and i should get one to myself soon!!

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

    • November 5, 2019 / 3:39 pm

      Tripod does wonders and makes it so much easier.

  11. Emma Boatman
    November 10, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    I’ve just upgraded to an iPhone 11 Max Pro – I’m hopng it will encourage me to do some more blogging…I’ve fallen out of love with it recently
    Em x

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