The 13 Best Vlogging Cameras (Updated for 2018)

Best Vlogging Cameras // Fine the best camera for YouTubeStarting a video blog aka a vlog? YouTube has quickly become the best way to share your stories and having the correct camera is essential. If you plan on making a vlog a part of your life it’s important to have a camera that’s easy to use while on the go.

There are tons of different options in terms of cameras for vlogging that range in price, quality, and size.

This list is broken down by price so if you’re looking for a camera at a specific price point check the menu on the right side.

Tips for choosing the right vlogging camera:

  • 📷 Consider where you will be vlogging, if you’re vlogging during your commute you will probably prefer a point and shoot but if you want to make a cinematic travel vlog a DSLR or mirrorless would be a better option.

  • 🤳 If you’re just starting out a point and shoot will be much easier since bigger cameras can be cumbersome due to their interchangeable lenses.

  • 🗣 It’s important to consider the audio quality of your vlog as well as the video. What people hear is as important as what they see and being able to have an external microphone can greatly increase production value.

  • 🌀 Having a wide angle lens is important since you’ll be holding the camera. This making having interchangeable lenses a great benefit.

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The 14 Best Places to Photograph in Los Angeles

LA has to be one of the most photogenic cities in the US. From the sprawling mountains minutes away from the city to scenic beaches Los Angeles is FULL of places to Instagram.The Best Los Angeles Instagram Spots // ihitthebutton.com

Nearly every sunset in LA is breathtaking which is why I love this city so much. Everytime I visit I find myself photographing all day and night.

Below are the best places to photograph in Los Angeles:

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory Night

LA from Griffith Observatory

If you only stop at one place on this list the Griffith Observatory is a must. Once at the observatory you get a beautiful view of the Los Angeles skyline.

Parking can be tight at peak times though and you may have to park a bit away.

Additionally if you’re willing to hike a bit there are a few trails behind Griffith that will let you get above the observatory for even more creative options. Read More

The 5 Best Wide Angle Lenses for Canon DSLRs

Best Canon Wide Angle LensesEvery photographer should have a range of lenses in their bag and a wide angle lens is no exception. Canon offers over 20 wide angle lenses to choose from.

If you’ve been shooting on a kit lens or a 50mm it’s time to take your travel photography to the next level with a wide angle lens. Read More

Polaroid OneStep 2 Instant Camera Review

Polaroid Onestep2 ReviewMost people know Polaroid because of their iconic instant cameras. The tiny, white-bordered prints capture memories in the moment and are always a blast at parties.

Like many of you, my first instant camera was the Fujifilm Instax Mini9 which is only around $60. It produces very small prints.

But now—Polaroid is back with the OneStep 2! The design of this instant camera is stunning and produces the classic square Polaroid prints. Read More

Photographing the Great American Eclipse of 2017

My girlfriend and I took a once in a lifetime trip of viewing the full totality of the eclipse on Monday August 21st, 2017.

We rented a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Our cabin was in the direct path of full totality which offered a little over 2 minutes worth of totality.

The cabin had a fantastic view of the mountain range which we could see the moon cast a giant shadow over once totality hit.

Great Smoky Mountain Range Sunrise

Great Smoky Mountain Range Sunrise

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Canon 5D Mark IV Review

Canon 5d Mark Iv ReviewI have used dozens of cameras, from Sony to Olympus. Collectively, my friends have just about every popular camera on the market.

Like most people, when I saw the Canon 5D Mark IV specs, I was very disappointed and skeptical.

And I know those new, tiny, mirrorless cameras that shoot 40+ megapixels, 60fps 4k with focus peaking might sound appealing–but the 5D Mark IV is by far the best camera I’ve ever used. Read More

Yayoi Kusama Hirshhorn Infinite Mirrors

Preview of the Yayoi Kusama Exhibit at the Hirshhorn

One of the biggest art exhibits of the year has landed in Washington DC.

Starting today to May 14th, 2017 you’ll be able to enjoy Kusama’s infinity mirrors at the Hirshhorn museum.

Note: this exhibit is now closed at the Hirshhorn

The exhibit consists of 6 infinity rooms. All of which put you in a room lined with mirrors for a truly unique feeling.Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn in Washington DC // ihitthebutton.com Read More