Favorite Photography and Editing Tools

Since part of our blogging adventure includes showing fun photos of our projects and homes, we wanted to share some of our favorite photography and editing tools. The following list includes our favorite camera and software, as well as some extra supplies that we love.

Favorite Photography and EditingTools

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No. 1 – If you are going to be taking pictures, you definitely need a good camera and we don’t discriminate between brands. Emily uses Nikon and I’m a Canon girl. We love the Canon EOS Rebel T5i as an entry level DSLR camera.

No. 2 – You can buy a new DSLR camera that comes with a kit lens, which is all fine and dandy. But if you want to up the game a little, adding a 50mm lens to your camera bag, will definitely have you seeing things more clearly. We love these lenses!
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Camera Lens

No. 3 – We realize that getting supplies for all of your photography needs (and wants) can be pretty expensive, which is why we love the Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite. The price is right and this little gadget is great for brightening a dimly lit indoor space.

No. 4 – Got a shaky hand? Then the Joby GP3 GorillaPod is the perfect way stabilize your camera. Plus, it is small and lightweight which makes it easily portable!

No. 5 – Shoot Fly Shoot is a great website that helps teach photography and Photoshop tips and techniques through online training videos. The format is very laid-back, letting you learn at your own pace. (Emily is already taking two of the classes!)

No. 6 – For Christmas, I received the Datacolor Spyder4Pro Display Calibration as a gift and it has made such an amazing difference in the color of my photos. It corrects the colors of your computer screen so that when you are editing photos, you are seeing the things the way they should be. (I’m kicking myself for not getting this sooner!)

No. 7 – There are a lot of software programs for photo editing, but we absolutely love Photoshop! You can splurge on the full version or grab Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 if you are trying to keep to a budget.

No. 8 – If spending money on photo editing programs isn’t in the cards for you right now, we think PicMonkey is a great online alternative. They do offer a Royale version with a few more bells and whistles, but you can still do quite a bit with the basic one.

(In case you missed it, couple of weeks ago, we shared some of our Favorite Painting Tools & Supplies that we both love to use for DIY projects.)


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