The Ultimate Photography Resource List for Bloggers
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When I started blogging a few years ago, I didn’t have a professional camera and didn’t know the first thing about how to take nice photos. But I came to find pretty quickly that if I wanted to grow my blog and get more sponsored opportunities, I knew I had to invest in a good camera, lens, and some photography classes/resources. Here are the ultimate photography resource list for bloggers who are looking to take blogging and their photos to the next level.
- Nikon D3300: I switched over to using a Nikon after I took a local lifestyle photography course. I liked the Canon and just started feeling comfortable using my manual settings but I noticed how much better the photos looked with a Nikon during the course, so I switched over and I couldn’t be happier. While my Nikon is not the top of the line, it’s perfect for bloggers who are ready to take their blog and their photos to the next level.
- Nikon 50mm 1.8: This lens is great for food photography. I do a lot of food and product photography for Pretty My Party and this is pretty much my go-to lens.
- Nikon 35mm 1.8: I also have this lens which is great for capturing my son or family and friends at a party.
- Understanding Exposure: This was the first photography book I purchased after I got my DSLR camera. It’s a great resource for beginners who want to get serious about their skills. It’s very easy to understand and they show you photo examples throughout the book.
- Tasty Food Photography ebook by Lindsay of Pinch of Yum is a great resource for any type of blogger, not just food bloggers.
- Another great resource is Clickin Moms. When you become a member, you gain instant access to their library of photography tutorials, monthly downloads, and their community where you can ask questions and get feedback on your photos.
- SanDisk 64GB Extreme XD Memory Card: You definitely need one of these to store all of your blog photos. I keep a few of them handy just in case. I also have once dedicated to just my blog photography.
- Adobe Photoshop: You need to have a photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop on hand to edit your blog photos. Since the program can be quite expensive, I recommend trying a month-by-month subscription for $9.99 per month. It’s much more affordable if you’re just starting your blogging and photography journey.
- Photography Props: As a blogger, you will come to find that you need a variety of different backgrounds for your photos. A white foam board is a great place to start.
Whether you’re just starting out in the blogging word or if you’ve been blogging for a while, this ultimate photography resource list will give you a blogging boost you need and help guide you with your future blog photos and sponsored features.
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