Photography Resources for Moms
I’m sure you heard that the age of SLR or DSLR cameras are coming to end. Cell phone cameras now adays take some beautiful photos without having to change settings, lenses or much of any technical know how. I do have to admitt that sometimes it’s just easier to use my camera phone (Samsung S9 Plus is what I currently use). Especially, when I’m in a rush, don’t have my camera or want to post something quickly on social media.
But I just can’t do away with my DSLR. I have always used a Canon DSLR. The Canon Eos Rebel series are great and affortable entry level cameras. Over the years I have only upgrade once. Currently, I use the Canon T5 which was the latest in the series when I purchased. The most current in the EOS Rebel series is the Canon EOS Rebel T7.
50mm: I use a couple of lenses. The one I use most for portrait photography or everyday photos of my baby girl is the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. There are several off brands that have a lower price and will work well with any camera. For example, this one is an off brand with great reviews for a significantly lower price.
Fisheye Len: The fisheye lens is the ultimate wide angle lens. Although, it's not a typical portrait lens, it really is a fun camera lens to have in your stash. This is a great lens for landscape photography, but most importantly you can take some great selfies, family selfie portraits and capture your child with a wide view of their surroundings with this one. I think this is my second favorite.
Tripod: Besides having the right lenses, having a easy to use and sturdy tripod is important.
Manfrotto tripods are in my opinion the best especially for beginners. Also, this Rangers Ultra Compact tripod is pretty cool and which I actually just bought. Manfrotto tripods. I needed an upgrade! This is great because it light weight, perfect for travel. It also get down to ground level if you need a super low angle and only weights 3 lbs.
Self-timer Control: Self-timers can come in handy when you need to take a selfie, whether you and child or a family selfie portrait. They are wireless and usually under $10. You really can't go wrong with this little tool.
Camera Bags: I first started out with just putting my camera in my purse, then as my lens collection grew I bought this camera bag when I would travel at least 2 hours away from home or into the mountains. And after having my baby girl I started carrying a Deuter backpack since I had to carry more than just camera equipment. I absolutely LOVE this packback.
It's perfectly normal to use photo editing software, whether it's an app on your phone or a more professional software.
I prefer to use this software. There is a slight learning curve to learn Adobe Photoshop but it is well worth the effect and the price (currently is $9.99 a month). If having beauty photos to either share, print and frame editing will be an important step. Adobe Photoshop will help you make them more dynamic. Adobe Photoshop can help with more than just your photos. You can use it to create business cards, printable, birthdays cards and so much more.
There is also apps on your phone to help edit the photos you take with your phone. Nowadays, camera phone photos are actually pretty good but somethings they could use a boost in color and brightness and the Snapseed app would be great for that.