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.
Highest resolution is not always best
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. When I put on the highest resolution settings my photos end up looking extremely grainy and/or even blurry. Check your ISO, mine is set on the lowest number and my photos look much better that way.
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 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 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.
My blogging equipment:
Camera: Panasonic Lumix SZ10
Lighting: Vida XL Lightboxes
Q: Any tips you would like to share yourself? Which camera do you use for blogging/leisure? Which camera is currently on top you wish list? Leave it in the comments below!
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