What you need to Vlog - Vlogging Kit

Let’s talk about vlogging equipment!

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I want you to know this before you buy anything:

This is only the tool that allows you to produce your art. You should be more focused on your storytelling and what value you can bring (entertainment, inspiration, information) than on having the latest camera on the market.

Now, this does not mean you’re going to grab a Motorola Razr and start vlogging.

As I wrote in my book, ‘So You Want to Vlog?’: “one of the main differences between an amateur-looking vlog and one that seems legit is the production value.”

So, yes, you might need to make an investment.

What works for some vloggers doesn’t work for others, so make sure you know what you want to accomplish before you go spend a bunch of money on a vlogging camera.

That said, check out my vlogging equipment:

 Great Vlogging Camera because it has a flip screen so you can see yourself and a microphone input!

Great Vlogging Camera because it has a flip screen so you can see yourself and a microphone input!

 It's mounted to the top of camera here; it's a wireless lavalier microphone!

It's mounted to the top of camera here; it's a wireless lavalier microphone!

 I have a 1TB one, but you can get it in up to 5TB if you need more space.

I have a 1TB one, but you can get it in up to 5TB if you need more space.

 My favorite thing about this tripod you see here? It's very lightweight! Oh, and it fits in my carry-on luggage.

My favorite thing about this tripod you see here? It's very lightweight! Oh, and it fits in my carry-on luggage.

Mic I Used Before Upgrading

Azden WLX-PRO Lavalier System

 Used this microphone for about 2 years (the one on the left). The new one on the right.

Used this microphone for about 2 years (the one on the left). The new one on the right.

 This camera bag has so many compartments, and straps for the tripod below... see them?  

This camera bag has so many compartments, and straps for the tripod below... see them?  

My Ideal Vlogging Kit: A checklist

·       Camera (with microphone input & flip screen or WiFi)

·       Extra camera batteries

·       Camera Support (tripod, Gorillapod, selfie stick, mount, etc.)

·       Microphone (lavalier or one like the Rode)

·       Lighting (if you’re shooting indoors - or a home with lots of windows.. haha!)

·       Computer

·       Editing software (I use Adobe Premiere)

·       Memory cards (not all of them handle video well. I recommend these)

·       External hard-drive

Always remember that you can start small and upgrade later.

Don’t get caught up in what equipment to get. What’s important is that you publish your first vlog soon!

Want to know more about vlogging?

I spilled all my vlogging secrets in my book!

-What I’ve learned since I started vlogging in 2012

-My script-writing process

-Tips on storytelling for vlogs

-How to edit vlogs

-Some of the mistakes I’ve made (so you don’t have to!)

And much more...

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If you want to read it, you can purchase the Kindle version or the paperback on Amazon!

This overdose in travel blog post includes some images from Panama (by J Elizabeth Photography) and some from my time with Vaera Journeys in Mexico. 

Andrea Valeria

I am a vlogger & full-time traveler. I've created it's a Travel O.D. to showcase the lifestyle of a digital nomad and stories of people with cool travel projects. To overdose in travel daily go read my captions on Instagramwatch my vlogs on Facebook or my new YouTube channel with behind the scenes stuff.