Photography is huge when you write a blog. The first thing that I notice when I’m visiting other blogs is the photos. A great picture can engage a reader and capture someone’s eye as they are scanning through pages. Basically, photography is IMPORTANT, only second to the content itself. Below are some items I’ve been coveting as a photographer. They are’t necessarily “must-haves,” but they are great accessories to have and can make life much easier. And let’s be honest… much cuter, too. (see #2 and 5)
This looks so fun, and functional! It allows you to remotely take pics from your iPhone so you don’t have to have the “selfie arm.” Great for bloggers, but also great for just a typical outing! I discovered this from some great photography tutorials on A Beautiful Mess. Check out more details on this product here!
I admit that I have a camera bag, but it’s definitely just functional. This one not only has great compartments for your camera, lens, and other items, but it’s super cute and could definitely pass as a purse. Double purpose! The camera bag/backpack I have now? Notsomuch.
There are the typical adjustments I make to my photos: sharpen, exposure, and some sort of vignette. My goal is to just take good pictures so I don’t need a lot of actions. That being said, actions can be a lot of fun! They can also give you a great look with a lot less effort than manually adjusting all of the elements that an action can do in one click. Check out these from A Beautiful Mess and I guarantee you will fall in LOVE!
My mom, who is a professional photographer and has spent hours at a computer in Photoshop, has one of these bad boys. I never liked it. It felt too awkward, but she swore by it. Now I’m discovering that I might have a purpose for it after all! I love the idea of being able to add handwriting to photographs and draw on them. For example, I could have done some fun elements with this collage, but instead I just had my mouse, which is much more limiting.
This is just cute. That’s all.
What are your photography must haves? Or perhaps the items you are just drooling over? Please share!