Camera Resources

Cameras:

Canon EOS-R

Canon EOS-RP

Now I’m not going to sit here and tell you that these are the best cameras because there are so many different cameras out there that can help you get the job done.

However, I will tell you that if you’re somebody that is looking to take amazing pictures all the time or have near perfect video quality, these two cameras are going to be the perfect choice.

There aren’t many differences between the two cameras. The Canon EOS-R has a little more to offer than the Canon EOS-RP but you can’t go wrong choosing either of them for your photography and video needs.

Lenses:

Canon RF 50mm

Canon 16-35mm

Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

What is a camera without a lens? Probably just an expensive paperweight honestly.

There are tons and tons of different lenses that you can use to help you get the images you are looking for.

Currently, my most popular lenses are the Canon RF 50mm and the Canon 16-35mm.

I understand that lenses aren’t cheap so you need to look at them as an investment that’s going to help you get to where you want to be.

The Canon RF 50mm allows me to get shots that are a bit closer to my subject but not too close to the point where my shots look like macro shots.

The Canon 16-35mm is great because it allows me to use a range of different focal lengths between 16mm and 35mm.

Tripods:

Manfrotto 755CX3

Zomei M5

Another Zomei

Cheaper Tripod

Tripods are an essential item when it comes to using a camera.

It’s a piece of equipment that you should always have with you when you’re shooting anything. You may not always need it but it’s nice to have just in case.

There are a ton of different options when it comes to the tripods you can use.

The Manfrotto 755CX3 is a tripod that can do everything you need it to do with the smoothness you expect. Hence why this tripod is on the expensive side.

There are other, much cheaper options when it comes to tripods. However, I would not recommend a super cheap tripod. They tend to not hold the weight of your camera too well and they can sometimes be a little difficult to maneuver.

If you want a tripod that isn’t too expensive but can also do everything you need without much difficulty, then the Zomei M5 is a great choice. You get everything you need out of it and it’s lightweight so it’s easy to take on the go.

Lights:

Aputure LS C120d

Aputure Light Dome Mini II

Yongnuno Digital YN3000 Pro LED Video Light

Aputure Amaran

When it comes to photography and video, lighting is always going to be one of the most important aspects that you need to keep in mind.

You can’t always rely on natural lighting so having a few external lights will come in handy.

The Aputure LS C120d is a great studio light that will come in handy in almost any situation when you’re using your camera indoors. Combine this light with the Aputure Light Dome Mini II is going to be ideal so your light can be more focused.

There are other lights you can use that are much smaller like the Yongnuno Digital YN3000 Pro LED Video Light that can be just as effective when you use them.

These type of lights are also very effective fill lights that you should have around as well.

Backdrops:

Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12′, Dark Gray/Light Gray)

Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12′, Sky Blue/Aqua)

Backdrops are one of those things that aren’t a necessity when it comes to using a camera, but they can help make your life a ton easier if you have them.

The good thing about backdrops is that if you can think of a specific pattern you want, it’s probably out there.

The Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12′, Dark Gray/Light Gray) and the Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12′, Sky Blue/Aqua) are two backdrops that I use because they are reversible and they give me variety between a light color and a dark color.

Plus it’s always nice to have some variety when you want to make some choices for what backdrops to use.

Mics:

Rode VideoMic Pro

Rode VideoMicro

If you’re going to be making videos, then you need a microphone.

Yes, most cameras nowadays have a built-in mic that you can use but the sound quality isn’t going to be great.

You want to put out quality videos and one way to help you easily achieve a better quality video is to have a solid mic for your camera.

The Rode VideoMic Pro is going to be perfect. It doesn’t matter what experience level you have with a camera, this mic will be extremely useful.

It’s not only lightweight, but you can easily have it attached to your camera while freely moving your camera around and not miss a single sound.

Memory Cards:

SanDisk (128 GB)

SanDisk (32 GB)

Because you’re going to be using your camera so much, you’ll need a place to put all the pictures and footage that you shoot.

This is where memory cards come into play.

The hard part about this is going to be deciding what size memory card to get. Obviously, the more gigabytes the memory card is, the more you’ll be able to store on them.

For my photography, I use the SanDisk 32GB memory card. I really couldn’t tell you how many pictures you’ll be able to store on a 32GB disk, but let me just say, it’s a lot.

For my videos, I use the SanDisk 128GB memory card. I can usually get all the footage I need on a memory card this size.

However, if you’re choosing to shoot in 4K then maybe you should look into getting a couple of memory cards that hold even more because 4K footage can really eat up space on your cards in a hurry.