With health and fitness blogs rising to the top of money-making blog niches this year, Blogger Babes has expanded our reach to include ladies living their lives well! So please give a warm welcome to Zyana Morris, our monthly health, fitness, and wellness columnist.
There are many fitness and health bloggers sprouting out around the internet, sharing their whole healthy life experience to the world. Using Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, they have been able to go viral. If you think you have what it takes to be a fitness and health blogger, then you need to learn some of the basics.
It all depends on the media you’re using to share your ideas. It doesn’t have to be one type: In fact, a successful and efficient blogger should be a jack of all online trades, able to use a little bit of everything—
from writing articles to recording podcasts to managing various social media channels. Using all these outlets may sound overwhelming and time-consuming, but they go hand-in-hand. While you’re trying to demonstrate your workout or how to make the perfect and healthy smoothie, you can make use of three different tools to serve one purpose and reach out to a wider audience.
7 Tools for the Health and Fitness Blogger
Your camera can be a high-quality webcam or a DSLR, but doesn’t necessarily have to be anything extraordinary. As long as the camera serves the purpose of clearly showing your viewers what has been demonstrated to them, you don’t really need super expensive and advanced shooting gear to get results.
Features that should be taken into consideration are:
- Burst Mode
- ISO ratings
- LDC size
- Dust protection
When buying a DSLR, one should always evaluate all the options and figure out which one has the features that fit for your needs. You might get scared by looking at the dials or number of buttons, but it can be quite easy to put the manual down and switch onto AUTO mode and start shooting if you’re a newbie.
This goes with your camera—you need to have something to hold it steady, and if a sturdy table won’t do the trick, a tripod will. When demonstrating a workout, a tripod will ease the entire video shooting process and improve the quality of your photographs and videos. It’s very annoying to watch a shaky video; don’t make your audience suffer by getting your things in order.
3. Floor or Yoga Mat
4. 5-in-1 Reflector
A 5-in-1 reflector is a gadget which bundles various reflectors, used to redirect light, into one handy, easy-to-use package. Often, light illuminates the subject from the left side of the camera, consequently causing dark shadows to appear on the subject’s right side. While these shadows can often be fascinating and acceptable, at times you might choose to fill them in with extra light. This is the key role of a reflector.
5. Shutter Trigger
A shutter trigger is the best $10 I’ve ever spent on my photography equipment; I use it for every single shot I take. The shutter trigger is mostly used to trigger the shutter while taking a shot in motion. It’s also really helpful in low light situations when you don’t want to shake the camera and capture blurry pictures. I have both a corded and wireless one.
6. Workout Gear
Workout gear can be anything from dumb bells, weights, arm bands, barbells and other equipment that might aid in your workout shoots.
7. Well Lit Room
If you have windows, pull up your blinds and curtains because light is your best friend when shooting for videos or photographs. However, make sure you have no back light issues, because that can easily affect your picture quality, making the subject look dark and not easily visible. If you don’t get much of natural light, you can use florescent lights to get your best shot.
What are some of your tips for health, fitness, or wellness blogging? Or photography in general? Weigh in below!