Must-Have Camera Equipment & Accessories For Bloggers

Must-Have Camera Equipment & Accessories For Bloggers | Dream Green DIY

Canon EOS 7D // Artista Cinta Camera Strap
50mm f/1.8 Lens // 35mm f/2 Wide Angle Lens
14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens  // 
Aluminum Lateral Tripod
Wireless Remote Control // Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector
Reflector Holder Arm Support

Although I never set out to become a photographer, this blog of mine has turned me into somewhat of a wannabe novice, and our second bedroom has become a veritable photo studio. Every nook and cranny in the space is bursting with light reflectors, tripods and a pile of lens. Some things I’ve grown out of and are laying dormant, whereas a few new tools are in heavy rotation. Below, I share my most-loved pieces of camera equipment and accessories in case you’re looking to add to your own collection.

1.  I upgraded to a used Canon EOS 7D a little over a year ago and will never be able to go back to my old Rebel…It’s a great step up, although part of me wishes I had saved up for the 5D instead. Lesson learned!

2.  I’m such a big fan of the Cinta brand and can’t recommend their amazing camera straps more. They are such high quality (I’m obsessed with the soft leather and faux suede finishes), and I never have to worry about my camera tumbling down from around my neck. My Artista camera strap is in the “Goldie” pattern, but I also love the “Ikat” pattern pictured above.

3.  I use my 50mm f/1.8 Lens all the time. It allows me to really fine tune the focus that I want and gives me that beautiful soft edge. I feel like the lens could even make a carrot look pretty in a photograph!

4.  My 35mm f/2 Wide Angle Lens is great when I can’t get far enough away from my subject, rendering the 50mm useless. It’s a great all-purpose lens that gets used almost daily.

5.  I just recently bought my 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens to shoot whole room makeovers.

Must-Have Camera Equipment & Accessories For Bloggers | Dream Green DIY

6.  Another recently splurge was a brand new Aluminum Lateral Tripod, which I can now use to document overhead craft tutorials.

7.  My Wireless Remote Control allows me to get my hands in those lateral overhead shots, too. I can’t believe I lived without one for so long.

8.  One of the first things I purchased after getting into blogging and craft photography was my Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector. I use it for e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g I shoot to distribute natural light evenly over my subject. I even use it for Instagram photos!

9.  Having a Reflector Holder Arm Support on hand allows me to really customize the position and angle of my reflector.

My friend Sarah posted a fabulous round up of camera equipment on her own blog, too—be sure to check it out here for another perspective. Her blog photos always turn out so beautifully, so I definitely took her suggestions to heart. In case you have some suggestions of your own, feel free to leave ’em in the comments!

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