Many of you have asked me what equipment do you need for blogging. I thought it was high time I shared my camera and blogging equipment with you. After six years in the blogging game, I’ve learned that quality content springs from your creativity, but having reliable blogging equipment on your side can elevate your work, making it crisper and broadening your audience reach.
Check the blogging equipment list below.
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Best Blogging Equipment
I’ll split this into two categories: the essentials, including cameras and editing tools, and the behind-the-scenes blogging equipment you might not have known you needed.
I’m actually using my camera more and more recently in my blogging equipment. Despite the iPhone 13 Pro Max packing a powerful punch for Instagram snapshots, I still turn to my trusty Sony ZV-E10 for blog photos and videos. I alternate between a 16mm and a 30mm lens for both my videos and images, both lenses providing that gorgeous, blurred background effect. It depends on how much I want to capture in my images and videos when choosing which one to use. 16mm is a wider angle.
I’ve had the Sony ZV-E10 for two years now. It’s user-friendly, even for beginners. Although I haven’t explored all its functions, it’s well worth its cost, which hovers around £650. If your budget allows, consider the Canon 6D. My Sigma 30mm lens has been a game-changer and a must in anyone’s blogging equipment.
All the photos you see here were shot with the 30mm lens:
As mentioned, I use my camera for many Instagram shots, but I also do all my editing on my phone. A handy app that I’ve found indispensable for blogging is VSCO. Not only can you use it for editing, but it also offers the option to create your own preset recipes.
If you’re curious not just about my blogging equipment, but also about my editing process, check out my other blog post on how I edit my pictures!
I’ve been using a Microsoft Surface Laptop for over five years, and it was running smoothly till the end. I’ve always been a PC person, but I recently got an iMac and a Macbook Air with an M2 chip.
If you’re leaning towards a MacBook for video editing, Final Cut Pro is a newbie-friendly choice. On the other hand, I use Adobe Premiere Pro, which is a bit more complex but the go-to option for Macbook and PC users.
Behind-the-Scenes Blogging Equipment
When it comes to video, a microphone is a game-changer for clear sound. I’ve ordered one from Amazon before, but it had some sound issues. The second one I got does the job much better.
Just remember to turn it on! I once lost an hour of footage because there was no sound. If you get the Sony ZV-E10 camera for your blogging equipment, it comes with a good microphone, but for very crisp sound you do need an external one.
Living in London, you quickly get used to the gloomy weather. I use these box lights as part of my blogging equipment to combat this when filming my YouTube and Instagram videos. They work like a charm for hauls and skincare videos. It’s essential to have good lighting because filming at home can result in varying lighting conditions throughout the day, making editing a real challenge.
Imagine snapping over 100 photos per shoot over nine years – that’s a mountain of pictures! All those photos and videos can eat up your laptop’s storage. So, I’ve transferred everything to my trusty SSD drive.
I upgraded to an SSD immediately since they’re faster, more secure, and less fragile. Another option is to use a cloud service like iCloud or Google Photos, which optimizes photos, freeing up space on your phone and laptop. Always handy in your blogging equipment.
You can never have too many memory cards! They fill up fast, and there’s nothing more annoying than having to delete photos or videos mid-shoot. Ensure you get Ultra High-Speed Cards – UHS ii Pro – for faster work and higher-quality videos. Another important part of your blogging equipment!
A trusty tripod is a lifesaver for videos and shoots when your friends are too busy to help. It’s a must in everyone’s blogging equipment. It’s incredibly handy – my camera can connect to my phone, allowing me to see and pose for my photos. It’s saved me countless times and transformed my solo adventures into amazing shots.
I use THIS tripod for my phone and it’s the best one I’ve ever had and I’ve tested many! This is perfect for any blogger on the go as it’s very sturdy and fits in a small backpack.
Blogging Equipment Conclusion
And there you have an overview of my blogging equipment, a glimpse into the gear accompanying me on my blogging journey. After six years in this vibrant community, I’ve understood that while creativity is the heart of quality content, the right equipment can be the wings that make your work soar. It sharpens your vision, breathes life into your visuals, and extends your reach to new audiences.
If you have burning questions about any aspect of blogging, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments below. Remember, your curiosity ignites inspiration and fosters a sense of community among us creators. If one of you has a question, chances are more people are wondering, too, so ask away! But also tell me, what’s in your blogging equipment?
As you dive deeper into the world of content creation, keep experimenting and adapting your approach. Consistency, creativity, and authenticity will be your guiding stars. And always remember, the journey is as rewarding as the destination.
Happy creating, fellow bloggers! 💖