Photo/Video Products & Resources

On this page, you’ll find all of the equipment that I use to capture content.  Everything from photography to videography – this is what I personally use!

 

Equipment to Purchase

Below you’ll find a list of the equipment I recommend purchasing if you want to capture great photos and videos.  If you’re new to photography/videography, start with one thing at a time and once you master it – buy something else.

 

Photography/Videography Gear

 

Apple Laptop
GoPro
Canon EOS R
DJI Drone
Apple Laptop
GoPro
Canon EOS R
DJI Drone
Apple Laptop
GoPro
Canon EOS R
DJI Drone

 

CAMERA

I’ve been a loyal Canon gal and have worked my way up the line as I’ve learned the art of photography.  I am currently using the Canon EOS RP with the 24-105 mm lens and I absolutely love it.  While it took me a while to learn the ins and outs of the camera, now that I have, I don’t think I’ll ever get a different camera.  This model is pricey, but well worth it if you’re truly interested in mastering photography.

 

DRONE

To take your content to the next level – you’ll definitely want to buy a drone.  Drone content really makes you stand out and elevates your photos and videos beyond capturing content on the ground.  Shop drones here!

 

GOPRO

GoPros are incredible devices for people who are capturing underwater content, quick action content – like skiing, or just need something light and ready to go!  The most recent GoPro – the 12 – is a game changer for capturing content!

 

LAPTOP

In my opinion, having a laptop where you can edit all of your photo and video footage is just as important as capturing the footage.  I’m an avid Apple user and am always editing my photos and videos on my Mac.

 

Photography/Videography Accessories

 

Sensyne Ring Light
Vanguard VEO 2 Tripod
LensPen Cleaning Kit
MoKo Camera Strap
Weewooday Macrame Camera Strap Bag
Wolven Pattern Canvas Camera Neck Shoulder
MegaGear MG1515 Sierra Genuine Leather Strap
FOSOTO Waterproof Anti-Shock Camera Case
BAGSMART Camera Backpack
Aproca Hard Storage Travel Protection
Electronic Organizer
Selfie Light
Nordace Backpack

 

BACKPACK

Another thing I would consider buying is a bag to fit all of your stuff in!  I use the Nordace Siena Smart Backpack and it fits all of my electronics.  (Tip:  I always recommend carrying your electronics with you versus checking them in).

 

CAMERA BAG

A camera bag is an essential to keep all of your camera gear together and protected!  Below you’ll find my favorite camera bags, based on how much equipment you have.  The less equipment, the smaller the bag needed!

 

CAMERA STRAP

Your camera will more than likely come with a strap, but you’re already spending so much money I think you need a cute camera strap to personalize your purchase.

Here are my favorite camera straps…

 

ELECTRONIC ORGANIZER

One thing that has helped me stay organized is using an electronic organizer.  An electronic organizer allows me to keep all of my charging cords and small electronics in one spot, without getting tangled.

 

LENS CLEANING KIT

If you’re investing in camera gear, I also recommend buying a cleaning kit to keep your lens nice and clean!  I use this cleaning kit from LensPen and love it!

 

SELFIE LIGHT

If you’re committed to capturing content, I highly recommend using this selfie light.  Its perfect for videos, selfies, and when you’re creating content in a dark room like a restaurant.

 

TRIPOD

I use two separate tripods to capture photo and video content.  I recommend purchasing a nice one that will attach on your camera and allow you to shoot content remotely (this is a MUST if you travel alone!).  But if you don’t travel alone, another reason to purchase a tripod – even if you don’t plan to be in the frame – is for night photography.  You need to have a stable base so that your photos don’t turn out blurry.  I use the Vanguard VEO tripod.

The second tripod I recommend purchasing is a ring light tripod.  Something that will hold your phone and also give you extra light, allowing you to shoot content inside in less-desirable light conditions.  I use the Sensyne Ring Light.

 

Resources to Improve Your Photos & Videos

Again, don’t get overwhelmed by what you see below.  Take things step by step.  Set out to master one thing and then move on to the next.  Learning photography and videography is a marathon, not a sprint.

 

ADOBE

While anyone can take a picture – what makes your photos stand out is how you edit them!  I use Lightroom when editing my photos and it’s been a game changer.  (You purchase Lightroom, Photoshop, etc through Adobe).

 

CANVA

If I want to create graphics for my Instagram or website, I use Canva to create beautiful imagery.  I’d be lost without it as I am constantly creating content on Canva for my media kit, rates sheet, Instagram images/stories, and all of my pins for Pinterest!

 

SPLICE

I use the Splice App to create TikTok videos and Instagram reels.

 

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