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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 use!
Equipment to Purchase
CAMERA – CANON EOS RP
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.
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!
- Aproca Hard Storage Travel Protective Case
- BAGSMART Camera Backpack
- FOSOTO Waterproof Anti-Shock Camera Case Bag
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…
- MegaGear Leather Camera Strap
- Wolven Pattern Canvas Camera Strap
- Weewooday Macrame Camera Strap
- MoKo Cotton Woven Camera Strap
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!
A lens protector can seem unnecessary and even pricey (mine clocks in at $80), but I highly encourage you to purchase one. I had my lens protector on and hit my camera, shattering the protector but keeping my lens in tact. This meant I only had to replace the $80 protector versus the entire lens which would’ve cost me hundreds of dollars.
The specific lens protector that you purchase will depend on which lens you have for your camera. Make sure to purchase your camera first, and your lens protector after you know what you’ll need.
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.
Something that I more recently invested in – and love – is the DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer. This helps me create stable video content when I’m on the move. I usually use it if I want to capture a video while I’m walking as the stabilizer makes it seems as thought I’m not walking and the video turns out very smooth.
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!
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 11 – is a game changer for capturing content!
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).
If you’re interested in taking photos while traveling solo, don’t miss: How to Take Photos When Traveling Alone – The Ultimate Guide
Resources to Improve Your Photos & Videos
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).
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!
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