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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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Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod

I recently invested in this tripod and I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner. I absolutely love it. It’s a must heavier weight than my previous basic tripod but that makes it super sturdy and able to hold my camera for overhead shots or, if I’m shooting outside, while the wind is blowing hard without toppling over.

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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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Professional Cleaning Kit for DSLR

Your camera is bound to get dirty and dust on it… that’s just what happens. This is the little tool-set I use to get it clean without scratching or ruining my lenses or camera body.

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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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I’ve been using MailerLite for several years now and I love them. They have a fantastic and easy to use interface for managing your email list, creating web forms, building custom emails, and also creating an RSS feed email for your blog subscribers. Also, it’s completely free for the first 1,000 subscribers with unlimited e-mail sending.

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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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Lexar Professional 64GB SD Cards

Because you can’t take pictures without them and these ones are fast and large enough for shooting 1080p video when I do the random food video post.

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Lighting Reflector/Diffuser Kit

When the sun is just a little too harsh, I’ll use this to soften it. Or if there isn’t enough sun or light from artificial lighting, I’ll use one of the other filters it comes with to bounce the light back onto the food I’m shooting. It’s the prefect size.

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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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Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 Lens

This lens is everything. I loved taking photos with the 50mm but when I was out and about, I felt limited by the focal distance if I was in a tight space. Ever since getting this Sigma I have not felt limited in any way. Plus, it takes amazing photographs.

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