Currently, my equipment will probably make most professional bloggers cringe, but it works for me. Not everyone has thousands of dollars to drop on the latest mac-book!
Do you like how this website looks? Here’s what I use:
Here are the cameras I use (when I can):
Nikon B700 (Review)
Although I consider myself a less-than- amateur photographer, I use a Nikon B700.
It’s a good camera. The zoom is really nice.
GoPro Hero 5 (Review)
For underwater, I use the same action-camera most people use, the GoPro Hero 5.
P.S. When I bought my GoPro 5, it was the same price as the new GoPro 7 today. I suggest getting the GoPro 7.
Metro Pro with Genesis Framework
Technically, Genesis Framework is not a theme. It’s more like a skeleton that you can add themes too. The theme I chose to purchase (yes, I actually bought a theme) is called MetroPro from StudioPress.
They have a lot of great themes for bloggers and small businesses. It might be a bit pricey for new bloggers, but it’s very fast, and their support is pretty good. No complaints.
If having a fast website is important to you, then I recommend this combination.
I like to switch between companies. I was with Siteground for a year or so, but the renewals fees were a bit too much for me. Now, I’m with a lesser-known company called Hostinger.
They’re a lot cheaper, and their customer support is always ready to help out. I’m actually happier with them than Siteground, and the speed is about the same. You can get shared for $0.80 a month! That’s crazy!
So if you’re looking for a cheap host, I recommend Hostinger.
Click here to check out their shared hosting deals.
Phone: Samsung S8 Plus
Who needs cameras when you can just use your phone? I mean, the picture quality on most modern phones is great.
What I use for quick pictures is my trust Samsung S8 Plus.
It’s been great for me so far, and I’m very happy with it. Plus, it’s waterproof.
Slowmotion mode + waves = fun!
Right now, my laptop is probably the lamest.
C201 Budget Chromebook
I mean, it was really cheap and it’s small, so I can’t expect that much. Probably the best thing about it is how small and light it is – very portable.
The keyboard is easy to type on too.
Chromebooks are great for traveling because they’re cheap and light.
Take a look at this one:
When I get home, I edit the videos and pictures on my main workstation.
So uploading videos takes awhile, but I usually add pictures to my Instagram wherever I can find Wi-fi.
And that’s it.
Very simple kit. I hope you check out some of the links and buy an item or two!