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:
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!)
· 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...
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 Instagram, watch my vlogs on Facebook or my new YouTube channel with behind the scenes stuff.