Regardless of your niche, one of the key components to a successful blog is beautiful photography. It isn’t a coincidence that some of the most popular blogs like Gal Meets Glam or Gimme Some Oven include stunning images in every post. I’m always inspired by the “big time” bloggers and at the same time, I strive to create beautiful and engaging content, too. It’s obvious to me that these bloggers don’t use their iPhones to create content for their blogs. They rely on professional photography equipment, as do I.
Of course, I don’t have to tell you that photography equipment is expensive. Cameras, lenses and other gear can set you back hundreds (or thousands) of dollars. As much as I’d love to buy a top-of-the-line camera and all of the fancy lenses, it’s just not feasible. Instead, I’ve invested gradually.
I purchased a Canon Rebel T3i about three years ago. It was my first DSLR camera and at the time, it was a huge investment. It wasn’t until about a year later that I purchased my first lens – the 50mm. This is a lens that a lot of bloggers swear by because it allows you to easily achieve the coveted blurry background in your photos. I’ve been happy with that lens and have it to thank for the beautiful photos you’ll see in posts like this and this. That being said, it’s been a while since I last invested in a lens and I wanted something that would allow me to shoot in a wider angle. Alas, I purchased a 24mm lens and now I’m learning how to use it.
The other day, I was craving scones, so I decided to do some baking. I love experimenting in the kitchen, but it’s been a while since I’ve last shared any recipe posts. A quick search on Pinterest led me to a recipe for oatmeal cinnamon apple scones, which I found on Miss Information. It felt like a perfect excuse to take my new lens for a test drive. I even filmed a little “making of” video, which is live on my YouTube channel.
The Making Of: Oatmeal Cinnamon Apple Scones
Let me know if you give this recipe for oatmeal cinnamon apple scones a try!