Hello, friends! Keeping up with the theme of product photography for this week, I thought I’d go over some of my recommended beginner photography tools. I don’t *yet* have an Amazon store (I’m in the approval process rn), so I thought I’d just link ’em up here. These are NOT affiliate links! *cue the cheering* I will admit, I don’t think of myself as a photographer (lol), but I do take photos for my blog and I think there’s a difference. These are just the tools I use, and I think they’re convenient and awesome if you’re beginning blogging, too. 

AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag ($23.00) 

First things first, a God send for you and your blog will be a nifty tripod (even if you don’t have a camera). You can use a tripod with your phone, too, and it’s a LIFESAVER when it comes to taking your own photos. Of course, you can employ a photographer (or a mom, or a brother, or a boyfriend) to take your photos, but why rely on someone else? Tripods allow for a lot of freedom with the photography process, and I 100% recommend it. AND it’s only $23. Soooo, I hope this is in your cart already. 

Universal Smartphone Tripod Mount Adapter ($6.99)

This is the attachment that will allow you to connect your phone to your tripod. Even if you don’t take your photos with your phone, I highly recommend having this on deck as well. This is so great for videos or any hyperlapses I need to film, etc. It’s $7 and can just fit super conveniently in your gear bag. 

Universal Quick Release QR Tripod Head ($5.88) 

Alright, this is the attachment you’ll need to connect your camera to your tripod. This just screws into the bottom of your camera and then slides into the plate on the top of the tripod. 

Canon Rebel T6 DSLR ($429.00) 

I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again — you don’t need a fancy camera to take great photos, but it certainly helps. I recommend the Canon Rebel T6 DSLR! And from what I understand, this is a really common beginner camera. It’s easy to use and there are so many tutorials online to learn manual. 

Those are just the basics, but thought I’d link them up for you in the event that you wanna try them out! 

Xo,

Jade Nicole