As most of you know, I am a one-woman show when it comes to content creation. I do it all myself- from taking photos and videos, editing, and posting. Thankfully, there are a variety of products and tools that we as content creators can use to make the creation process a little easier. Here are my must-have tools for successful content creators!
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Must-Have Tool: Tripod
If you are going to take your own photos and videos, a trustworthy tripod is a MUST! I have been using this tripod for a few years now and the quality and portability is unmatched. It won’t fall over if it’s windy out, and it’s lightweight enough to take on travel adventures. Bonus points if you add on a bike phone mount for easy angles! (see more in the next paragraph!)
Bike Phone Mount
This is a MUST if you are using your phone for content. The reason I tell everyone to get one of these is because it saves you so much time then trying to get the right angles! You can easily attach the mount to any part of the tripod for lower or higher angles without having to adjust the legs of the tripod. Using this method has saved me a ton of time when taking pictures on my own!
What Camera is best?
I take all of my photos and videos with an iPhone 13 Pro. There are many creators who use Sony mirrorless cameras. I choose to use my phone because it’s easy to keep with me and the quality is great for social media! One day I might invest in a camera, but for now I am enjoying using my phone because of the convenience. I can shoot, edit, and post all from one place.
There are so many ways to provide great lighting when taking photos and videos. If you have a lot of natural light, I find that this provides the best lighting! If you do not have a lot of natural light to work with, there are some great options for ring lights and box lights out there. I recommend choosing something that is high quality- I’ve gone through a lot of cheap ring lights and they don’t offer the best lighting. You need to splurge a little bit, but it will be WORTH it! THIS is the ring light I use and love!
Where can I find tools for successful content creators?
I have created a list on Amazon that you can find HERE. This list has everything you might need for a successful content creation day. Whether you are creating content at home or out and about, these tools come in handy all the time!
Need to know how to use a tripod? Check out my TikTok! I have several tutorials and behind the scenes videos demonstrating how to use these tools!
I hope this post helps you create the best content ever! Which tool do you think would be the most useful for you? Let me know in the comments!
Much love, Ashley Marie