Damsel Diaries 11 months ago 8 Tools in my Blogging Kit
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a post surrounding my favorite tools for blogging. Back in November, several of you requested for me to share a few things I use on a regular basis. I’m still using a few of the same things, but I’ve put together a latest and greatest list to share with you all.
What cameras and tools do you use to help with your blog?
I invested in my Canon recently because I found that shooting more candid content has been performing better. I still use my iPhone for a lot of Instagram photos, however when I shoot with my DSLR I can then repurpose those images for the blog and other channels. It was quite pricey but well worth it.
This is the lens I use 24/7. It is well rounded and allows me to shoot detailed shots of product and also more landscape images. I love how versatile it is and I hate changing out a lens, so this makes my life easier.
If you aren’t looking to drop an arm and a leg on the price of a camera, I strongly recommend this smaller one by Canon. I use this to shoot all of my video content. The screen rotates so you can use it in selfie-mode and the camera has wifi so you can download images and video straight to your phone. I use this camera the most when I am traveling.
Ever wonder how I score those sick underwater photos and video? I am obsessed with my GoPro. I just started using it again in the past year and it’s been a really fun addition to my blogging kit. If you aren’t wanting to invest in one, try renting one from your local camera store to test it out on a trip.
Ugh. The dreaded car shoot. I'm sure all of my fellow bloggers can share in one collective sigh the uncomfortable times we have to change clothes in an alley while our photographer waits around the corner to shoot multiple outfits in one trip. Lately, I've found this easy tote to be my favorite packing device. Whether it be multiple outfits for a shoot, or a long haul trip where I need to pack up all of my cameras, this is my favorite tote for all things behind the scenes blogging.
It sounds pretty simple: Grab a map, your passport and few accessories and snap, snap, snap your way toward a flat lay image. But why is it that when we go to grab the things we are always inspired by we never seem to have them in the house. I recently spend about $25 and ordered a few different maps to have in my desk as a handy backdrop for my filler images.
Maps, books and other posters are really easy to order online and will save you hours of stressing out over what to wear. Everyone has their days when nothing fits, you don't want to take photos and everything seems to be going wrong. Stock up on accessories like maps for good flat lays and then you will have a back stock of images for those days you don't feel like getting out of bed.
Self photography is no joke. Have you checked out ? Major props. has been an inspiration to me lately to try to work on perfecting my craft. There is something really rewarding about self photography. It definitely takes a lot of time but people seem to react really well when they see these images.
Finding a good tripod is a pain in the ass. This is the one I use when there isn't anyone around to take photos. I set it up and turn the self-timer on or use a bluetooth remote.
If you aren't ready to invest in a camera to take strong video, look no further than your iPhone. My friend suggested this handy gimbal that attaches to your phone and I AM HOOKED! It has a controller on it and syncs up perfectly with your iPhone while stabilizing video and making your footage seem like it was shot with a thousand dollar camera. Seriously, this thing is legit.