This is a collaborative post.
For more than the first year of my blogging life, I wasn’t overly impressed with my photography and this was primarily to do with the fact that I used my phone. Let’s be honest, there is only so much magic a filter and photoshop can do. Don’t get me wrong, the pictures were perfectly fine and in some cases, I’d catch a really good moment. But more often than not the quality might be a bit dodgy, where I’d tried and failed to zoom in to just the right amount. In most cases it would be blurred because my little one would have moved a millimetre (millimetre. Mile. Same thing) and this would always be why I’d have fifty odd photos of the same thing, in the hope that one would be usable…
Then my world completely changed. I was obviously a particularly good girl last year because for Christmas, Santa brought me a brand-new Canon camera and I think it may be the first time I have fallen completely in love with something other than a person. Those following my Instagram will see that it has completely changed the way I take photos. I also find I am not taking a million photos of the same thing and then having to spend hours sorting through to find the only one I am able to use.
It’s so important to get kids outside as even from a young age they are prone to spending way too much time indoors and I am trying to encourage this habit in my little one by going out, even if just for a walk, every day we can. We love nothing more than trampling through the woods, climbing stairs to get to slippery slides or chasing waves across the sand. Of course, each and every one of these outings is an opportunity to capture wonderful moments to be remembered always. It’s all well and good if I am just going for a nice little outing with Alyssa, but sometimes I need to take products with me, too. Products and items that need photographing in order to appear on the blog.
Don’t get me wrong, I am no Picasso or anything but I take pride in what I do and when travelling to all these different places, I worry about my camera. It is one of my most treasured possessions and I would hate to see anything happen to it. A friend of mine suggested I take a look at The Case Farm – they do some brilliant cases I could use to help keep my camera safe. Not only that, I found that they also do them for phones, computers, tablets and all sort, for any and all situations, whether I am being mum or blogger me.
Getting closer and closer to my two year ”blogiversary” and I am still (luckily) going from strength to strength, that is starting to involve a lot more travelling, staying away and going on adventures. Combine that with the fact that I am also moving to a new house in the next few weeks and I definitely think I could do with getting some protection for all my tech. No tech? No blogger. What do you do? Do you use a standard soft case to store and transport your equipment or do you have something more protective?