Blogging Equipment & Photography Tips

Today marks the arrival of the second batch of mine and Lily’s ‘Guide to Blogging and Vlogging’ series and this time we’re talking all things techy. From how we edit our videos and photos (a.k.a the easiest way possible) to our filming set-ups, what camera, lighting, tripod, lenses, heck even what remote we use. It’s covered. On my channel it’s all about blogging and photography tips (Lily is the boss when it comes to those) and on her channel we’re talking filming; what we use and how we use it. Both videos also include a sneak peek ‘behind the scenes’ (pah!) which may not be as glamorous as you think. Four words: blue tac and tracksuit bottoms. For the final drop of tips check back on Tuesday. The Guide continues…

If you’ve missed any of our ‘Guide to Blogging and Vlogging’ videos you can watch here.


  • Thanks for the great tips!
    Have a nice weekend.

  • Thanks for all the awesome tips! I’m not going to buy a studiolight, but definitively look into the desk lamp + daylight bulb. Which daylight bulb did you get and where did you get it?


  • Keeley

    Awesome video!

    So many great tips.

    Keeley | Keeley’s Wardrobe

  • good tips! now I’m going somehwere

  • Love your tips, such a lovely idea to help all your readers! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Love the blurb tack tip, genius!

    Would love it if you checked out my blog xx

    Heels Forever

  • Very informative and I love when you two film together, so friendly!

  • Guest

    I’m loving this series! Thanks for all the tips 🙂

  • Amanda

    Have really enjoyed this series Anna – thank you!!

  • Amy Taggart

    Really enjoying this series! Great tips! 🙂

  • Rebecca Tiffany

    Oh my God, your blue tac tip has just changed my beauty blogging life. I ALWAYS get products rolling round or falling over when I photograph them. Thank you so much!!
    Rebecca from A Little Bit of Glitter

  • Parisian To Be

    I never thought of using blue tac to keep down products, but I now have a whole new outlook on taking photos. And this series is awesome–mostly because of the tracksuit bottoms. (; xo

    Lillian from

  • I really hope to be able to invest in a tripod and lighting soon, the ring light looks so good :p it was so interesting to see you actually taking your blog photos 🙂


  • Chelsea Leigh

    Loved this, you girls are so helpful!

  • Celina

    This series was a great idea! The tips are very helpful! Thanks!

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • essjay23x

    This series is brilliant. You are putting some really useful tips out there. I’ve always enjoyed the writing process but struggled a little with the techie side and find all that sometimes a bit tedious but this has inspired me to work on my pics. I think I need a light! Thank you xx

  • Love this! Thanks:)

  • Sandra / Lndnbeauty

    I’m loving this series! Can’t wait for the last videos

  • Sybil Mae

    This is such a great series! 🙂

  • Ashley Jenna

    I am so happy you guys decided to make these videos! I just started a blog at the beginning of the year and have been thinking about making a YouTube channel also and these have been so helpful(:

  • Pei-Ling

    This series has really inspired me to take my love and passion for all things beauty related and make my own blog! Thank you so much for all of your fantastic tips.

  • Sarah Jayne

    I am enjoying this series so much! Perfect timing for me too!

  • Nicole

    This was so helpful!! I just followed you both on everything!!
    Thank you thank you thank you!!

  • Stephy

    This video is amazing, super helpful ^^

    Stephy ♥

  • Stephanie

    I’m loving this series! Thanks for sharing!


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  • Two Pretty Birds

    This was great, I learnt a lot, thanks guys!

  • Victoria

    This series is helpful and just amazing. Thank you guys xx

  • Kasope Sonola

    this is great considering i haven’t even had my blog a week ahha thanks!

  • Endora Siu

    Anna, you are so helpful and amazing. Thank you!

    Bauble & Trinket

  • SheBlahBlog

    This series is so helpful as I started a blog just over a week ago. Great work guys!

  • Hattie S

    Thanks so much for the advice, it’s really helpful xx

  • Joanna Beddows

    Such a good insight into how you blog/vlog. Thanks so much for all the tips and advice.

  • Susan GirlwearsGreen

    Thank you for all the great tips! You two make a great team!

  • Katie

    I love this so much! You really are my favorite blogger/youtuber Anna!

  • VintageFrillsBlog

    I’ve really enjoyed seeing all your tips, really helpful especially the vlogging and equipment advice. xxx

  • I love you guys for doing this series! It’s so helpful! xx

    Sarah | Squares – Bookworm and Beauty Enthusiast

  • Paige

    Really useful – I’ve just set up my blog so will be getting some more content on soon with the help of this playlist! x

  • Marie

    I have just started a Beauty Blog and I found all your tips so useful!

  • monicawelburn

    Literally THE most useful video I’ve ever watched! Thank you gorgeous girls!!

    MB x

    The Elgin Avenue

  • sarazbeautytonic

    you guys are just soo absolutely wonderful!!i’ve recently started my blog and you’ve just helped me soo much!!!would love for you both to check out my blog please…i’ve taken alot of tips and trying to implement it..

  • Henri

    I love this series! Gave me the motivation to finally start a blog!xx

  • Nicci

    This series is fantastic ladies! And the idea to use the flip-out screen for videos is genius

  • Too Belgista

    Thank you for this video and tips!

  • Love this, so helpful!

  • Ira Braceloff

    The video you have shared here is very useful. Tips and tricks makes the photo editing easy.

  • Photography is the matter of passion and dedication, along with this it requires some skills to have. Some important guidelines has been given here that will help the photographer for sure.

  • HarryMax

    The video that is shared is very much interesting. As a photographer, i took some photos by using the photographic equipments that i bought from Backdropsource. My photos looked so great. I have shared the link of the equipments store with you which will be useful for you.

  • Wei Zhang

    The wonderful tips because Photography is talent and its an Ambition and equipments of photography also matter very much and i m also a photographer and i hava more passion so i really appreciate this blog because you have amazing equipments.

  • Saria e Giulsz

    so helpful, thank you! i have just a digital canon, and I try my best to take good pictures, i think a visually lovely blog is a big deal, never underestimate the power of pretty images! xoxo

  • Anna

    This is so helpful! Do you use a wireless mic and do you recommend using a mic when vlogging?

  • Luisa Kearney

    This has been so helpful thank you! The Canon EOS M got a lot of bad reviews which is disappointing as I was tempted to buy one but this video has made me reconsider! 🙂

  • The equipment you have shared are really useful i am photographer for that reason all the tips you have shared are really great.

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