Monday, 18 November 2019 / London, UK


Most people assume that to be a blogger or vlogger you need to spend £3,000 on equipment but you actually don't when I first started my YouTube in 2011, I literally didn't even know about ring lights or even invested in a camera at all. I would use a pile of books to stabilise my IPAD then literally record my videos whilst using daylight lightning and for a few years guys it actually worked . At the time I was only 18 years old not working many hours to be able to afford a professional kit , so trust me I just improvised, and that's pretty much what i would advise on anyone starting don't be so rushed to buy an equipment for loads of money because being a blogger/vlogger is literally a journey,  when you start of of course you want to make sure that whichever camera u are using is clear , the lightning is good : so people can be able to see what you are doing especially if you going to be filming makeup/beauty tutorials or even vlogs. So don't worry about growing your equipment or buying everything in one go , buy everything bit by bit or save enough to buy it all together if that's the choice you end up going for. Being a blogger / vlogger can b expensive hobby but if you invest bit by bit it works out great for your pocket. 

Now I want to share with you my equipment and I have been using all these items for few years now and its been working great for me; 

1. Firstly you will need to purchase a camera with a good lens ; I am currently
using; Canon Power shot SX430 20MP 45x Zoom Bridge Camera - Black

Costs : £179.99 from Argos 
Details of Camera : 
  • 20 megapixels.
  • Image stabilisation.
  • CCD sensor.
  • Sensor size 6.17 x 4.55mm.
  • Red eye reduction.
  • Automatic face detection.
  • Self timer.
  • Shutter speed of 1/4000 to 15 sec.
Shooting modes
  • Scene intelligent auto, portrait, close-up, program, .
  • 3in screen with LCD technology with live view.
  • Resolution 230000 dots.
White balancing
  • Auto, preset, custom.
  • Built-in flash.
  • Evaluative, centre weighted.
  • ISO range from 100 to 1600.
  • Auto focus with 9 focus points in the viewfinder.
  • Wi-Fi & NFC.
  • USB port.
  • GPS.
  • Records in PAL format.
  • Records in NTSC format.
  • PictBridge compatible.
File types
  • Maximum size H5152 x W3864 pixels.
  • JPEG image.
  • Records at 720p with sound.
  • Macro information.
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Removable battery.
  • Batteries required: 1 x rechargeable (included) .
  • Lens type: wide angle zoom.
  • 5.62 focal length multiplier.
  • Lens focal length 4 - 193mm.
  • Minimum aperture: 22.
  • Maximum aperture: 3.5.
Memory card
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC, (not included).$ja=tsid:59158%7cacid:532-198-3455%7ccid:598927173%7cagid:24310789130%7ctid:aud-641224040377:pla-294327817382%7ccrid:86885950250%7cnw:g%7crnd:4334162422637420304%7cdvc:c%7cadp:1o1%7cmt:%7cloc:1006524&gclid=CjwKCAiAh5_uBRA5EiwASW3Iao7XYTtKSxxrw8iFhDk1w9o0yam8BV1RfLUozajw4sYtYmA_YfmfTxoCWlMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

2. Lightning:  [Ring light]

Neewer 14-inch Fluorescent Ring Light Lighting Kit 

Costs : £51.99

3. Laptop to Edit your videos 

Costs : £199.00 - 379.99

I currently am using : The Lenovo Idea pad 330 , I edit my videos on HITFILM EXPRESS.

This what I use everyone's budget is different but i would say these are three essential items you will need to start you blogging career everything else will follow as you become more exposed and as your content grows . 

I hope you find this helpful , please make sure to let me know how you find it, if you need more suggestions to hesitate to ask, remember to have fun with it  . 


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