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I’ve been blogging for the better part of 8 years now! It’s crazy to think that its been that long but when you love what you do, it goes by so fast. Of course there are times when I get burnt out and take a short blogging hiatus but doesn’t everyone at some point?

Since I have been on this blogging journey for so long, I thought it only fitting to share all my best tips and tricks with you. I get a ton of questions daily about this and photography so this is where I send everyone for the answers!

If you have any questions not answered here, be sure to check out my FAQ page or send me a message and I might just create another post about it!

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Also known as the “nifty 50” this lens has a great price and a great first upgrade from the kit lens that comes with most cameras.

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Seagate Backup Plus Hub

Once you start taking photos for you blog or even just your life in general, you will need a place to store them all that isn’t on your computer hard drive. Your computer will fill up fast and you’ll soon find you’ll need more storage. This 6TB one is plenty of space to save thousands of photos.

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Camera Purse

The purse is perfect for carrying exactly what I need when just going out to shoot with friends, or shoot at a restaurant, or just do some street shooting. It has a ridiculous amount of pockets for all the little things and has padded bottom, sides, and inserts to protect your camera body and lenses. It comes with two straps: one for carrying crossbody and the other to carry as a regular purse.

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Canon Rebel T6i

I absolutely love this camera. It takes amazing photographs and also does full 1080p video recording for the off-chance that I actually record a recipe video.

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JOBY GorillaPod SLR

This is a fun little tripod that I stick in my backpack or purse for more long-exposure photography when I’m out and not feeling like lugging the giant tripod.

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Memory Card Case

You don’t want a bunch of memory cards just thrown into your bag or you might lose some of them. This case keeps them all in one spot and they’re protected.

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Extra Battery Pack

I am notorious for forgetting to check my battery level before taking the camera out with me. So I always make sure that I carry my spare battery, that is fully charged, in my bag in case I’m shooting and the camera dies.

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Wireless Shutter Remote Release

Want to take a selfie or get in the photo with your family or take a long exposure without risking camera shake… get a remote. It’s an intervalometer so you can set it to take multiple photos without having to push the button each time. Just set the time between each and press the play button.

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Cultivate Planner

I’ve always loved a using a planner but this year I wanted to try something a little different. This planner helps you set goals for the year instead of just being a calendar. I’m excited to try it out and see what I can get out of it!

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Adobe Creative Cloud

You can use either Photoshop or Lightroom to edit your photos. Thankfully, Adobe has a bundle for only $10 per month that comes with both programs for you to use.

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