I’ve been dying to do a photography blog post for ages. I’ve always been one of those bloggers that likes to keep her camera packed and ready. Since I started blogging (previous to this blog) I used to shot with a bridge camera (a camera in between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR). It’s been a bit of a wild love affair. I loved shooting with it and actually mastered going manual but then the frustration came when I couldn’t change the lens.
Since upgrading my camera to the Canon 700D DSLR I’ve been having so much fun with it. I managed to get a 18-55mm lens with it and since taking some amazing shots with it I decided to put together an ultimate bloggers photography kit guide.
One of the first things you’ll need to get yourself is a good camera bag. I really like this one from Etsy as, not only does it look great, but it also has pockets on the sides for lens filters & batteries if needed. There’s also plenty of room for a extra lens (which can be an issue with some camera bags).
Once you’ve got yourself sorted with a bag you must get one of these SD cards. This is just pure genius and is for anyone who doesn’t have wi-fi capabilities on their existing camera. When buying my DSLR I really wanted to get the 750D but simply couldn’t afford to. With this SD card I can, not only take my pictures with it but I can also, sync it with my iPhone (via their app) to download the images straight to my phone or other mobile devices. Before you buy you can also check if your existing camera is compatible with the card.
3. UV Filter
This UV filter is a godsend and is one of the items on this list I’d urge you to buy immediately. It may seem like a simple, inexpensive item and probably to some but it has so much value. This lens not only cuts out UV rays but works as an inexpensive lens protector in the likely event that you drop your camera (with lens in tow). To check which lens size you need it will be number indicated on the front of the lens. I’d recommend using the Hoya range.
This is on my wish list but is also an extremely good lens to have in your bloggers photography kit. For those who are unfamiliar with a with a prime lens it basically means that it doesn’t have a zoom. These lenses are cheaper (as they do not have the zoom tech) but are excellent for portraiture and interior shoots. This extra wide 40mm lens is great for getting those lovely depth-of-field shots that we all love.
5. Camera Strap
This is another item on my to-buy list. It can be hard shopping for a practical yet stylish camera strap for the camera. Although my DSLR came with one, they can look so generic. It took me quite some time to find the right one and there it was, hiding in the Cath Kidston range. This stopped strap is simple and suitable for SLR camera. Snap it up before it’s gone.
That sums up the basics for the perfect bloggers photography kit. Let me know if you’ve used any of the item below or what items you couldn’t live without.