• Ben

Your Insta game is lame! | Take better photos

Whatsgood, yo? Lets talk.

We have our fair share of experience doing photography and some videography on the side. What started out as a combination of curiosity, a desire to hep others, and just not being satisfied. We knew we could achieve better results, thus a passion was born.

What was once just a closet hobby of ours we now use to help with church promotions, pictures for family and friends, and even side work in our free time.

Unfortunately for me I'm hideous. As for you? Well, you're just downright gorgeous. Let's get you up to speed on how to take better pictures that will show that pretty face off.

Here's the thing. I'm not going to teach you about taking photos. There are SO MANY good teachers out there that i'm not even going to try an undercut or outdo them. Instead we wanted to give you the best resources we could find and share with you the gear that we're currently using to take our best photos and videos.

The BEST guide to photography

By far I've never had anything explained so well and had so much information in one place. Riddled in this books are awesome side by side photo examples and QR codes that will bring you to a video demonstrating what you are reading. I highly recommend you purchase this book today and get started.

As far as the gear we are currently using lets get into that.

We have a Canon 60D and a Canon T6i that we use for our photos and videos. They're not the top of the line by any means but if you want to step up from your iPhone or a point and shoot camera we recommend you look into different DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras.

Some additional gear that can be SUPER helpful is a Tripod we're using the mid level Manfrotto aluminum tripod with the ball quick connect Tripod Head. This is a really great head for being able to take both landscape and portrait style photos very easily, however if you're more into video you'll want to pickup a Fluid Head depending on what you are doing.

If you are more of a run and gun person you'll likely need to pick up some kind of stabilizer. We would recommend a Glidecam or something similar.

And of course you'll need a few lenses. We currently have a Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, Canon 50mm 1.8, and the kit lens that came with the T6i that we don't use that much. We REALLY want a 35mm prime! Another good one is the entry level Canon telephoto lens.

We would recommend you check out Youtube, Instagram, VSCO, and more to see some great work of other people.

We'll be putting a list together of people that we follow and take inspiration from and why we like them.

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