I’ve now officially been blogging for a year and a half, and guess what? I still shoot blog photography with my regular ol’ iPhone 7. I’ve done quite a few posts on how to really utilize the iPhone for those blogging on the go, or those under a budget, which you can check out here. However, after almost two years of telling myself: “Hol, get your act together and buy a decent ass camera” – I’m still really reluctant to invest, and here’s why.
First of all, my reasoning is so wrong, and I know it. In all honesty, I don’t just want a camera to make my photos look bomb… I want my photos to look effortlessly beautiful just like all the other iconic style bloggers out there. Unfortunately I don’t have that Gucci belt, but getting a step closer to that almost dream-like aesthetic could become a reality with the help of the perfect lens.
Zara Pom Pom Basket Bag
Matalan Hexagon Oversized Sunglasses
ASOS Limited Edition Disc and Tassle Drop Earrings
Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with having that goal. But it just seems sort of empty for me. I’d be spending over £500 on camera equipment, primarily so my Instagram posts look more “influencer” when really it’s me that’s been influenced. My dream camera? Need you ask? It’s obviously the Olympus PEN E-PL7, the “bloggers” camera of choice. 1) It’s beautiful (obvz get it in white or are you even a blogger tho?) and 2) It works wonders for your photography … apparently.
From what I’ve heard, it’s not even about the camera – it’s all about the lens. If you didn’t know, people shell out the big bucks for a perfect lens and I can totally see why it’s worth the splurge. But as a broke ass
student graduate, it’s just really not something that I can justify purchasing when I’m now going to have priorities such as saving to travel or beginning the slow ascension of the property ladder.
I currently blog with my iPhone 7, and before you say it – yes, I totally missed out and should have got the 7 Plus. However, my contract ended at like the worst time possible and I was desperate to upgrade within my student budget. The 7 Plus will probably be my new upgrade goal (isn’t it everyone’s rn) as the camera quality is actually shockingly good. Downside? It’s fucking huge and I have diddy lil hands so I do see myself having a few dropsy accidents with the thing.
Finally, the main reason why I’m really not in a rush to purchase a “real” camera – I don’t need one. Please don’t get me wrong as I’m not bragging at all, but I get many complements on my blog photography from bloggers and PR’s all the time, and you can too! Utilising your phone camera is the best thing you can learn to do, as spending a few hours of learning, days of practicing, and months of getting it to work for you can save you so much £££ in the meantime. If you can totally justify splashing out on a camera, then you do you. But I’ll be sticking to my iPhone 7 for the time being hunnies.
What do you shoot your blog photography with?
Are you the time to use your phone or splash out on an SLR?