Thursday, 23 July 2015

ES Photography Wishlist

Since starting up Eternal Sunday last year I've been working with pretty minimal resources, which up until now has suited me down to the ground. But as time goes on and my little blog space starts to get older, I want to experiment more and push my boundaries with the visual side of ES. Basically, I would like to invest in some new equipment, and as always I'm sharing it with you...

- Camera
My current camera is somewhat of a DSLR - come - point and shoot hybrid, so it would be awesome to have something on hand that is a little lighter, but holds the same high quality as a DSLR. The Panasonic digital cameras are a fantastic range and I particularly like the look of the DMC-LX100. It is a point and shoot that has a manual focus ring (for the desired bloggers blurred backgrounds) and bokeh capabilities, as well as a high quality Leica lens. So this would be great to use in the house on my tripod, or out and about shooting for the blog. Now just to save up...

- Camera Bag
When I'm shooting blog posts outside or on my travels I foolishly just put my camera in my tote bag and hope no breakage occurs, which is tempting fate. So I'm after a camera bag that is not too bulky, can possibly take my purse and keys, whilst not looking too boyish  (it's so hard to find feminine camera bags) and this Hunter Nylon Bag fits the bill perfectly. Plus, when it is Hunter then you know it is going to be rugged and reliable.

- Lighting
We all know British weather is a bummer, and as we will shortly be heading into the gloom of winter I thought it about time I pick up some artificial lighting (Photoshop will only do so much!). Adam helped me narrow this one down to the Manfrotto Lumie Series Art LED Light. It is smaller in size, which is perfect for portability, and can be bounced off a reflector to mimic that of a soft box. The light also has 3 different filters that can be slotted over the bulb to alter the softness of light, depending on how crappy the weather is! Ideally, I'd also light to bag myself some soft boxes, but this light will do the job both in and out of the house.

- Reflectors
Speaking of reflectors, the WexPro Reflectors would be a perfect match with the LED light for my kind of use - product shots and interior. They can be used to create all kinds of light and shadow as they have 5 different surfaces that you can zip on and go! Translucent white for soft shadows, pure white for bright light and gold for bronze tones - awesome for face shots. Black to reduce dull reflections and silver for increasing contrast.

- Blog Planner
As you may or may not know, I'm a pretty organized human being. Things must have a place and there must be a rightful order. SO, when I spotted the awesome Bloggers Planners via the beautiful Carrie from WishWishWish I was like 'YES'. They are perfect! Split into various different forms - day planners, menu planners - I have my eye on 'The Bloggers Planner'. Sectioned into, days of the week, stats from your blog, space for hauls and monthly favourites with your own blog name printed onto the front cover - a million times YES.

What are your current photography wants? Anything I should add to my list?

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  1. I have a Lumix camera (but a few years old now) but keeping an eye out for the Fujifilm x-pro 1 because it has all the qualities of a dslr but is so so much smaller! Other than that, I need top up on some film because I'm running out for one of my really easy to use ~vintage~ (haha) Canon camera :)

    Cherie x

  2. At the moment I'm using a Canon EOS M and I love it for that exact same reason. It is like a point and shoot/DSLR hybrid. Buuut, then lense isn't half chunky! We also have a vintage Canon that we need to get batteried up and ready to go!


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