If you are a bullet journal blogger, you’ll know how important it is to have top-notch visuals, whether it is photo or video. In this post, I will share my top essential equipment for bullet journal blogger to create aesthetic and professional visuals.
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The camera that I use to take the majority of my photos and videos is the Canon EOS M50 mirrorless. I’m still using the kit lens that it came with, which is the EF-M 15-45mm, and that’s enough to take beautiful photos and videos. This camera is at a fairly reasonable price point.
What I love about this camera is that it’s small and lightweight, comparing to my Canon EOS 70D, which makes it great for vlogging as well. I can take it with me on the go and easily set it up whenever I need to film my plan with me videos or take photos for my Instagram.
The Canon EOS M50 has Wi-fi and Bluetooth connection which makes transferring files super convenient. I connect the camera to my phone through the Canon app and save photos straight to my phone.
As I mentioned, most of my Instagram photos are taken with the Canon EOS M50. However, when I just want to capture something quickly for Instagram Reels and Stories, I will use my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
For photography, natural lighting is the best you can have. However, I have a day job so, most of the time, I take photo or film video at night. Hence, the lighting kit.
The particular one that I own is the Neewer Umbrella Light Kit.
It is no fancy lighting equipment but it does the job. And I haven’t found a single thing to hate about it. This Neewer lighting kit has 3 tripods for your lights and comes with a compact duffle bag that you can take anywhere.
For times when I just need to take quick photo, I use the LED camera light panel which can be attached directly to my Canon M50. The one I have is no longer sold on Amazon but here are a few similar ones
This lightweight tripod is so handy. And since it’s small and light, setting up is super quick and easy. It also comes with a small bag for storage. My Canon M50 sits perfectly on this tripod but if you have a bigger and heavier camera, I’d suggest getting a bigger tripod. I, sometimes, set my phone on this tripod using a phone attachment.
I use the Goose Neck Mount for bird’s eye view or over the table shot, especially when I film short clips for Instagram Reels and Stories.
I hope you find this list helpful. Please share with me your essential equipment for blogging in the comment. I’d love to know.