I have been getting many questions in my DM’s about my tech accessories and what camera I use for my photos. Over the years I have collected some tech accessories that make photography and creating content easier. Here is a list of items I currently have and some items I am looking into.
The tech accessories listed and more can be found, here.
When I first started my blogging journey, I used my phone until I felt ready to buy a camera. My baby is a Sony Alpha 6000. Even though this camera is older, the price point is currently $500 USD. Sony cameras, in my opinion, are the BEST! What made me go with Sony instead of a Canon at the time, was that the Sony Alpha is a mirrorless DSLR. This makes the camera light and easy to travel but loaded with DSLR features.
My favorite feature is face detection. When you have this setting on, the camera will pick up the face and snap a photo automatically. This is great when shooting yourself with no remote, and perfect for when your subject is moving too quickly, the camera may be faster than your finger.
My baby has been on every adventure with me and I could never sell it. I am however looking into upgrading to the newest Alpha. It would be easier to switch from recording to photography. I use a different camera to shoot videos in 4k. But the new ones are over $2,000, sooo I’m waiting for a bit until I am ready for that investment.
For videos, I use the Canon G7X Mark III. But Raquel, you just said you prefer Sony!? I do, and I wanted to buy the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII 20.1 BUT this baby was $2,000. Canon then released the new G7X model that shoots in 4k for $750. I love how easy it is to use and travel with, but it sometimes takes a while to focus. The Sony cameras are quick to focus and every camera comes with the face detection feature.
Having all in one is the plan but for now, these are the camera I love. They both take photos in RAW, transport photos via Bluetooth, and are light to carry all day. They are both great cameras to start off with until you’re ready for a bigger camera/investment.
I have had my share with cheap tripods, and I am going to tell you now.. INVEST in a good tripod. You’ll save money in the long run and you prevent your camera from potential damage.
Here are the four tripods I love and trust with my cameras & phone.
- JOBY GorillaPod Ballhead Tripod
- Manfrotto Mini Tripod
- MACTREM Professional Camera Tripod
- SAIJI Tablet Stand Holder
Number 1 and 2 are great to travel with and I do take both on many trips. Number 3, is made of metal, not cheap plastic and is great for filming/photography in-home or outdoors. And number 4 is THE perfect stand for filming with your phone for IG Story, Reels & TikTok.
WHAT I EDIT ON
I use my iPhone, iPad Pro or Mac Air to edit content. I am an Apple feen but TBH, having all Apple products makes sharing and switching from one device to another easy!
On the rarest of occasions, I do take photos with my phone and I always make sure it is on “live mode”. It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo when using live mode. I currently have the iPhone 8 and I have been thinking about upgrading but I still can’t come to terms that the new iPhones are the same price as a laptop. I am not a person that upgrades every year, and I try to pick a release with the coolest feature that can be utilized for the next few years. The newest iPhone does look awesome! delegating responsibilities, communicating clearly with the OCC, and many other high-intensity responsibilities.
I use my laptop the majority of the time for work and editing but I do not travel with it. I am so afraid of it getting stolen or damaged, so when I do travel, I sometimes take my iPad with me. Especially when on a flight, I try to upload all my photos beforehand and edit them while inflight.
You can find more items like camera cases, camera straps, and other accessories here.