I’ve listed a few of my tried and trues, so you can incorporate them into your business plans. I hope these faves work for you as they have for me. Please note that I am an affiliate of these programs, so I will earn a commission if you purchase these items through my links. This is at no additional cost to you and will help to support RAW BRANDED®. This page will be continually updated with items to better assist you with your needs. I would love to hear feedback below or DM me @reneewalkerraw.
Cameras & Camcorders
Canon 70D is one solid camera—hands down! Whether you’re looking for the perfect shot or video, you can’t lose with this one.
Canon Vixia is still my trusty camera for filming. It’s perfect for on-the-go needs as well as just being your sole camera. It’s my old reliable.
Sigma 30mm Lens for Canon is excellent for pairing with the Canon 70D’s body. Who says you can’t up your game with an even better lens?
Sony A5100 is perfect for daily vlogging and production. This camera includes a flip screen to help capture the perfect shot. Oh, and it’s sooo small and pretty.
Lighting & Backdrops
Cowboy Studio Reversible Pop out Background Panel is a nifty, portable tool for changing up your background. These two bad boys are particularly needed if you’d like to explore the wonderful world of green screens. Watch as you disappear into unique backdrops courtesy of these pop outs.
LimoStudio has been helping me with my lighting setup. This is great for bare bones lighting for filming video. Want to see a difference in your production? Purchase a lighting set, and it’ll make a world of difference for your close-ups.
Blue Yeti Microphone is taking the industry by storm with its impressive abilities to capture audio. White noise will step further into the background, leaving ample room for your voice to be heard. Not convinced? Check out my earlier videos and compare them with my most recent versions.
Rode Smartlav is a necessity for live streaming on your mobile device. After audio issues, I decided to take a leap and up the ante on my streams thanks to the improved audio quality provided by Rode.
Sennheiser Wireless Mic is ideal for clear audio sounds when filming. Ready to be heard loud and clear?
TAKSTAR interview microphone for Cameras/Camcorders attaches easily to any Canon or Nikon, so you can capture enhanced audio when filming with your DSLR. It may not be coincidental that it looks like a gun, as it can be well directed at any subject. Bang, bang!
Arkon Universal Smartphone Holder & Flexible Mini Tripod is ideal for shooting video on the go. Just place this tripod on any surface or wrap it around items as needed before filming for your video. It’s a must for my live streams!
Vastar Universal Cell Phone Tripod Mount Adapter come in handy for attaching your mobile device to a tripod. Go hands free and enjoy the comforts of filming through your mounted cell.
Aweber is currently my go-to for e-newsletters. So far, it’s been helpful in allowing followers from my other websites to connect with me. It’s also the tool used for this website.
Leadpages is my go-to provider for opt-in pages. Not only are the designs on point and speak to today’s online user, but these pages are proven to convert. Want an example? Check out this page for a freebie. Hands down, sold!
StudioPress Themes for WordPress gives your website/blog a professional look. I recently updated this site thanks to Studiopress, and the opportunities for customization are endless.
Wix – Need a stunningly designed site that’s easy to create? Wix is a wonderful option for drag and drop creation that gets the job done. Check!
Bluehost is an excellent source for hosting and launching a WordPress website. I love that they make it quick and easy, and the support is superb!
Hostgator is very reliable and continues to provide fast web services. My websites load quickly and easily. Whenever I have technical issues, their team is right there to troubleshoot. Thumbs up!
99 Designs is a great site to get your logos, visual elements, and website created for you. You tell them what you need, so a design brief can be created for you. You get to pick a package that is right for you, and a design contest is launched. You provide the designers with your feedback then pick the one that’s the winner!
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