Today I thought I’d bring you my blogger’s gift guide for Christmas 2015.
There’s a range of price tags, so some are mega expensive, while other gifts much more affordable!
1. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens from £132.00.
Once you’ve bought your camera body of choice, it’s time to get the right kind of lens to get that perfect bloggers look. The 35mm lens gives your subject matter sharp focus while blurring out the background. Plus as it’s a small lens it’s nice and easy to transport and carry around, even with a big bulky body. I own the Nikon D3200 and mainly use this lens. It fits in my handbag and I take it pretty much everywhere. Here’s a link to a similar Canon variety.
2. Gold Case Cover from £19.99.
Aesthetics are important when it comes to perfecting that Instagram image or flat lay. A gold cover for my Mac Book Air is high on my list just in case my laptop gets in shot. Plus the cover protects the most important tool in a bloggers world.
3. Light Box £16.00
The cost of making sure pictures and images tell a story can be quite pricey for a blogger. Having a customisable product that you can turn into what you need it to, is a helpful tool. With the ability to change the words to convey an emotion or a milestone, this light box will be well used!
4. Faux Fur Throw £175.00
Having a go to back drop that’s also practical is a dream for a blogger. This faux fur throw from The White Company is not only a welcome addition for the sofa or on the end of a bed, but it’ll add much needed texture to pictures.
5. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens from £1297.00 (used)
This is on my dream list. This will be the only other lens I’ll ever need as a professional. It’s amazing in poorly lit conditions, fabulous from a distance and brilliant at reducing blur and capturing sharp high shutter speed images- which is essential really when trying to capture images of toddlers or moving objects. The range is just incredible, plus the body is weather resistant. Yes, it’s ridiculously expensive, but if you want to take your photography to the next level you might as well go straight onto this once you’ve perfected using the smaller lens above. Here’s a similar Canon version.
6. The Bloggers Planner £22.00
This bloggers planner will not only help keep a blogger on track, but it’ll also be a bit of eye candy for pictures again. The front cover can be customised, so you can have the blog name emblazoned across it, and inside it’ll help to keep them focused with monthly stat figures, quotes and reminders with regards to blog posts and videos.