Want to be a vlogging star? You'll need this gear first
Instagram is now crammed with self-inflated influencers and bad food snaps. So ditch the ‘gram’s static images for Youtube-ready video.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Canon EOS 80D
This is the video workhorse of Canon’s DLSR stable. It comes with lightning-quick autofocus, which will save you time fiddling with the settings when you should be talking to camera, and the rear touchscreen flips out to protect against potential vlog-bombers.
Like mice, the best microphones in life are small, furry and have big ears. The VideoMicro ticks all those boxes, plus it is powered direct from your DSLR – which means you won’t need to bring extra batteries.
Joby GorillaPod Tripod
Tripods cut out lens shake and blur, but are a pain to hoof around with you. This GorillaPod is small and bendy, and lets you turn anything — a tree, your friend’s dog etc. — into a stable camera setting.
LED Vario Light
Fun fact — adding a light is the easiest way to make your audience think you spent the summer at film school with James Cameron. Always shoot next to a window (seriously, press your face right up against it) and for when it’s dark out, use one of these.