How To Easily Up Your Blog Photo Game

dogs taking a selfie

Do you remember how exciting it was when we all learned we could take selfies with our favorite peeps without having to hand your phone over to a kind stranger? Smartphones now play a major behind the scenes role in the blogging industry due to impressive camera quality, the selfie, still part of the game.

bad selfie

Of course, when taking a selfie, it’s helpful to keep one’s finger out of the way of the lens. #BadSelfies

To up your photography and blog photo game big time, there are some helpful tools that can help you with everything from sharper images, to taking your own photos, and I’m not talking selfie-style.

My son is my go-to photographer and has a great eye for photography. But what if you’ve got a post deadline and you are home alone? Or you want to shoot in video mode for Instagram or YouTube? Beauty and food bloggers, again, lighting can be your bff or worst nightmare.

So what’s a blogger to do? We’ve rounded up a list of the tools we use almost weekly that make taking high quality photos with your cell phone, a snap.

woman in cardigan sweater

I took this “selfie” with a few simple tools. Here’s how:

1. My cell phone was setup on a tripod
2. A cell phone bracket held my phone in place on the tripod
3. I used my Apple Watch to focus and snap the timed photo (you can also use a remote, below)

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SMARTPHONE TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
MUST HAVE LIST
Hold the Phone

It doesn’t matter which blog niche you are in, everyone should have at least one tripod. I love this small one, especially for taking shoe pics or brand product photos. I also have a large one, for taking full body shots.

Using a tripod, solves the problem of slightly blurry photos due to hand movement.

cell phone tripod

SHOP SmartPhone Small Tripod
Adjustable stand and phone holder with wireless remote control clip
Compatible with iPhone, Androids and GoPro

cell phone tall tripod kit

SHOP 50″ Tripod
50-inch Video Tripod for Cellphone with iOS Andriod System, Universal Tripod for Gopro and Camera with Wireless Remote, Compatible with iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs MaX/X/8/Galaxy Note 9/S9/Google

selfie stick

SHOP Selfie Stick Monopod
Professional selfie stick monopod with removable wireless Bluetooth Remote.
Compatible with iPhones, Androids
Compatible with DLSR Cameras

Is This Thing On?

If you are shooting any type of video, your viewers will thank you for using a microphone while recording. I even have a microphone for my Canon Camera, it makes that big of a difference in sound quality.

cell phone microphone

SHOP Lapel Microphone
Professional Grade clip on mic
Compatible with smartphones
Compatible with PCs and Laptops
Compatible with cameras

Lights, Action, Camera

If you are a beauty or food blogger, Instagramer or YouTuber, selfie ring lights are a must-have tool. You know that old photography adage; light is everything, darling it’s true. Bad lighting can add years to your lovely face and alter color.

cell phone light ring set
SHOP Selfie Ring Light
This multitasking tool includes:
Selfie ring light
Cell phone holder stand
Selfie remote shutter
Flexible light arms
Compatible with Android and iPhones

Water Photography

If you have visions of action photos or videos dancing through your head, but worry about rain or unfortunate dunks during water adventures, there’s an easy solution.

waterproof cell phone case
SHOP Waterproof, Crush Resistant Phone Case
Now Waterproof to 33FT (10M), IP68 rated
Drop tested and survived 20ft (6m)
Crush resistant unibody construction
2 aluminum and glass interchangeable lenses (0 Degree Low Profile and 165 Degree Wide Angle)
Fully mountable

These are a few of our favorite photography equipment.

bad dog selfies

Rocky asked me to include one of his recent selfies. Who am I to say no to this luv bug?

Tell us about your favorite bad selfie or fave cell phone tool, in the comment section below.

Until next time, luvies, wishing you happiness and sunshine.

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Jonet Wooten is a former investigative newspaper reporter/photographer. She's always in search of the latest & greatest in fashion & beauty, which she writes about on her AWARD WINNING Blog.

4 Comments on The Best Cell Phone Photography Equipment

    • jonet
      March 18, 2019 at 5:45 pm (2 months ago)

      Hi Vegi, Thanks so much, I’m happy you found it helpful.

      XoXo, Jonet

      Reply
  1. Melanie
    March 11, 2019 at 1:02 pm (2 months ago)

    Good post Jonet! I just ordered a light ring—need all the help I can get! Lol since I can’t find my tripod, will order that too.
    Xxoo…Melanie

    Reply
    • jonet
      March 18, 2019 at 5:34 pm (2 months ago)

      Hi Mel, I think you’ll love the light ring. It really makes a difference on selfies and beauty pics. Thanks for your comment.

      XoXo, Jonet

      Reply

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