Tips to starting a food blog, taking photos, and making videos
I remember when I started my blog two years ago; I had no clue where to begin. On this page, I am going to share my favorite tips and tricks, as well as redirect you to people who helped me along the way!
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1. Website Host
The first order of business when starting a website is creating the website. In order to make your site go “live”, you need to create a site. Building a WordPress site, using Bluehost as the hosting company is the best things you can do for yourself! I have been using Bluehost for the past 2 years and I love it because they are affordable, easy to use, and offer great service. (Plus, I’ve gotten a lower price for my subscribers that use our sign up link! It’s as low as $3.95/moth!)
2. Cameras + Tripods
I originally began taking photos with the Canon T5i. I was awesome and did the job pretty well. Then, I I added the Canon 70D to my collection and it changed the way and filmed and photographed my food. I just purchased the Canon 80D which is extraordinary! This is by far my favorite camera so far because the auto focus is excellent.
I am currently still a user of the “kit lens“. This lens is not ideal, but it does the job well and I’ve learned to work with it to create gorgeous photos and video.
Let’s talk tripods! My first “Jaguar” tripod is no longer sold in stores. I found this amazing tripod at a camera shop that was closing down and it was an older model. I have a second tripod with is good, but not great quality. I would recommend this Zomeii Q111 tripod for any beginner.
My current setup includes all three cameras I mentioned, along with the two tripods I own.
I use the Azden Pro-XD Lav mic for all my Youtube videos. I have owned this mic for over a year, and it is great! I will be honest and let you know that I’m having a few echo issues the past few weeks, but I think that it may be my fault. I need to play with the settings and fix it.
Although I love natural light, it isn’t practical for me. I film and photograph my food at all hours (sometimes at 1 am). I highly recommend using natural light if you can, but if not these Softbox lights are a great option! I love how they make my space look and there are no weird orange or yellow tints to the light.
5. Viral Tag
You need to advertise your blog, right?!? ViralTag is an excellent website where I batch-schedule posts to upload to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Check out my full article here.