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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

4 Tips For Blogging With A Cheap Camera


Not everyone can afford investing in top notch blogging gear and guess what, it's not necessary. Blogging with a budget friendly camera is totally do-able, I've been doing it for over 2 years and with great pay-off. Here's my advice on how to blog with a cheap photo camera.

Lighting is crucial

Whether it is natural lighting or artificial lighting, good lighting is crucial when it comes to taking photos with a budget camera. No matter what you're photographing it will increase the resolution of your photos immensely and make them look that much sharper, colourful and vibrant. Taking pictures at night is pretty much a no no, black and white photos is always a great option if you do.

Choose for the lowest ISO

I have a cheap camera with loads of features that are pretty much useless, why? The lens is not powerful enough to even cope with them, ridiculous I know, but one of the easiest things you can do to make sure your camera makes really clean photos, is choosing for the lowest ISO. Mine is always set on ISO 100.

Photoshop is your best friend

Photoshopping your pictures makes a huge difference, they will end up having a 'more expensive camera feel', have the best lighting and be much sharper and brighter. The best part is, there is no need to invest in photo editing software, I've been using PicMonkey to edit my photos for years and it works absolutely amazing.

Use FREE stock photos

You just made an amazing blogpost but you don't have the perfect picture for it? Use free stock photos! Yes, you do have a blogging camera but every so often there is just no time to waste on trying to create the perfect photo. Where can you find amazing and free stock photos you say? Unsplash and Stocksnap have an endless amount of totally free stock photos that you can copy, modify, distribute, even for commercial purposes, and all without asking permission or providing attribution to the site or the photographer, it's pretty great! I use stock photos myself mostly for lifestyle posts.

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  1. I would really like to take good pictures, at the same time I would really like an expensive camera. But let's face it, I suck at it. I take some good shots once in a while but i think they are out of sheer luck, although I like to observe stuff haha! What's wrong with meeeee? :)
    Xxx Becca

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    1. I recently found out that bloggers who have more expensive camera's go through the same photoshopping process as those who have budget camera's, it kinda made me feel better lol :P

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