Are you looking for photography tools that is budget-friendly, high quality and perfect value for money?
If you want to level up your blogging game, you need to focus on creating visually appealing content.
One way to do this is through your photos!
You see social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest are flooded by millions of images everyday from millions of blogs and it’s not easy to *stand out* unless you are willing to dive in, invest your time and have fun *taking photos*.
Here are the tools that we are currently using and some were bought last few months ago.
Let us know in the comments below what tools do you use we love to know how it helped you 😉
The Best Photography Tools for Blogging
Camera – Canon EOS Rebel T6 – $397.55
Even prior to launching this blog, I’m already a Canon fan and this model has to be my favorite and “go-to” when someone asks recommendation on what camera to start with.
It gives you the best value for your money, easy to learn and takes excellent high quality pictures for your blog.
Quick look On Specs:
A compact, sleek DSLR featuring an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 4+ image processor. With a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-6400 that can be further expanded to ISO 12800 to suit working in low and difficult lighting conditions.
The sensor and processor also enable the ability to shoot continuously at 3 fps for photographing moving subjects, as well as recording Full HD 1080p/30 video.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 – $125.00
You can always use the lens in your camera kit but if you want sharp and crisp photos consider adding this to your bucket list. This lens has 1.8 f stop that gives blurred background effect to your photos, leaving the subject crisp and focused. This type of camera is perfect for taking flat lay photos
Quick look On Specs:
Is 50mm focal length and maximum aperture of f/1.8 which great for portraits, action, and nighttime photography
It has also a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 ft. (0.35m) and a maximum magnification of 0.21x with Stepping motor (STM) delivers near silent, continous Move Servo AF for movies and smooth AF for stills, 80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras and 50mm on full-frame cameras.
By the way, if you want to take mid range shots, you can use Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 it is also a zoom lens that can cover a wide range of shots, from close ups to full rooms.
Also make sure to buy a filter to protect your lens from dirt and dust
Speed Light, Diffuser and Reflector Kit – $35.99
Speed Light is also known as “Flash”, artificial source of light that help you to illuminate the scene.
Diffuser is used to eliminate harsh light like flash to soft light making it more natural. It has different sizes depending on your flash.
Reflector is used to deflect light and avoid the direct contact of flash to the subject. It can also used to add more soft light to subject in cloudy days.
Artificial Lighting Kit – $39.99
Natural lighting is still the best for shooting photos but since we work full time we rarely catch the sun. This artificial umbrella lighting kit can mimic the natural day light for your photos.
AmazonBasics Tripod – $14.18+ Remote – $8.49
These combo will be your new BFF if you take your photos all by yourself.
Tripods are made to make your life easier, it has the perfect grip compared to your own hands which means it results to more stable “non blurry” shots.
After setting up your camera in the tripod, post in front of it “say cheese” and click away using the remote.
That’s our photography tools that we recommend! I hope you find these helpful 🙂
Summer @ Coffee With Summer
I’m still shocked that I don’t have a remote for taking my on photos…on the occasion that I do!
Oh girl! You are amazing! I cannot take a single photo without a remote ????
I got my camera in a bundle and it came with a 50 mm lens. For some reason I’ve never put it on. I didn’t realize understand how it could make a difference. Now I’m definitely going to switch it out! Thanks!
Yes yes yes! I was thinking the same way too! It did make a difference ????
Thank you for this list – bookmarking it! 🙂
Yey! Happy you find these helpful 🙂
Yay, this is my camera! My dad bought it for me and I’ve loved it so much for the last several years – I even just use the kit lens most of the time and prefer it to any of my others!
Yeeey! I’m so happy to see another Canon lover here! Thanks Robin ????
Cheyenne Robertson Bell
I love my Canon! Can’t blog without it! Great post!
Great post and I like how you give specific items with their costs. You really break it down. 🙂
Thanks Jobie! The prices are important so I made sure I didn’t forget it 🙂 Happy you liked the post.