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New page! Resources {blogging and photography}


I finally put together a resources page that I’ve been meaning to do for over a year now. Maybe this is a sign of some spontaneous productivity and I’ll actually get around to updating my way out of date about page next. Probably not though.

photography resources

It’s not as if I don’t enjoy answering the questions of “what camera do you use?” “what plugin do you use for your recipes?” and all the others that occasionally come through, but now all those answers are compiled neatly on my resources page which you can see in the navigation menu up top. Whether you’re interested in what I use photography-wise or blogging-wise, a lot of that info is there.

I’m particularly happy to share the photography section with you guys because so many times I think people assume you have to have the best camera, the best lens, the most expensive tripod….totally not the case. I’m a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to all those things. My camera model is sold at Sam’s Club, up until literally yesterday, I owned 1 lens which is pretty much the cheapest one out there outside of the stock one that comes with the camera. I have no fancy lighting set up (unless you classify fancy as 2 foam boards from CVS). It’s not about the equipment, it’s about your ability to use it. And, it also may be a tad bit about me being cheap.

So I’m happy to share what I use and by no means am I saying I’m the best. That’s laughable. But if you want to see progress look at this post (please ignore my excessive use of emoticons, apparently I love a good wink face) and then this post for comparison. Same camera, same lens only difference is time and practice, not money or equipment.

On the blogging side, you’ll find domain name info, hosting info, a list of “must have” plugins (according to me) and a really great tech support company for when shit hits the fan behind the scenes (it happens to all of us) among other stuff.

That’s what makes things churn behind the scenes here, hope it can maybe help you out too!


*Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links above & on the resource page are affiliate links and I will earn a small commission if you purchase through those links. I use (or have used) all of the mentioned products and recommend them because they are helpful and things I couldn’t live without when it comes to blogging. If you have questions about anything listed email me and I’ll do my best to answer your question.

homemade pretzels
Homemade pretzels {video}
Shaved asparagus and blood orange salad with toasted quinoa
Shaved Asparagus Blood Orange Salad with Toasted Quinoa

Amanda @runtothefinish

Wednesday 24th of April 2013

haaha i laugh about making updates in one place and still knowing another is outdated...ehh when inspiration strikes follow it.

great note about how it's time and practice!! I've definitely been working on that as well, though I'm no where near your pretty photos yet!


Friday 19th of April 2013

I am a jewelry artist and am taking a photography course. Our teacher's mantra is to "rock what you've got." I am using a 12 year old Powershot and was convinced I needed a new camera to get that special photo. Not true! Now that I understand lighting AND my camera, I am taking beautiful photos. I still want a new camera, but now it is for different reasons...and one of the reasons is not to correct User Doesn't Know How to Use Her Camera! :-)

Jamie | Thrifty Veggie Mama

Thursday 18th of April 2013

It's so fun to see the progress isn't it?! I am going back and adding old posts to my recipage and I love seeing how far I've come. I definitely sometimes feel like I need more "stuff" to make a great photo but that really isn't the case!


Thursday 18th of April 2013

Awesome progress! I continue to work on mine... I just finally stopped taking pictures with my iphone ;).

April @BarbellsandBellinis

Thursday 18th of April 2013

Thank you for this post. As a relatively new blogger and photographer, this new addition to your blog is very helpful. Your pictures are beautiful!