I think I’ve mastered the perfect combination of products to get the best pictures I can. I’m such a systematic and procedural person, especially with things that I know I will be doing over and over again. Why reinvent the wheel, right?
I used to honestly be flustered with trying to get all of my gear ready. I was so unmotivated to take blog photos because I didn’t have a place for everything. I knew the key to being consistent with this blog was to make sure that when I was ready to take photos, my equipment had to be together.
After reading blogs for so long, I realized what captured me to most of them and it was their pictures. So I invested in the best camera I could afford. The Digital Single Lens Reflex I invested in was a NIKON 5100 which has done me pretty well so far. Make the investment to get you a camera that can help you grow just with a different lens.
Tripod & Remote
Don’t have a photographer? Use a tripod and REMOTE. The Mister is my photographer (trust me, I had to teach him) but when he was out of town, I used my good ole Tripod and Remote. Here’s an example of a blog post I did with no photographer!
Back up Battery
When I’m done taking photos for the day, I rarely remember to put my camera’s battery on the charger, so I make sure I keep my back up battery handy.
I learned Photoshop a couple of years ago and it’s been my saving grace. Learning the basics can instantly change your photos. I’m going to be doing a couple of tutorials on those basics. Also, if you can’t afford Photoshop, make sure to check out GIMP as an alternative.
SD Wifi Card
Here’s the secret! I use a SD Wifi Card to get my pictures straight to my phone. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are a breeze to post to now that I have this simple tool. I used to email myself HUGE photos from my camera just to get them on my phone. I learned about these SD cards at the beginning of the year but they were super expensive. So I waited until the Amazon Prime sale to purchase them at a decent price. You can get them here too.
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