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What video and photography equipment does a travel blogger use? Well, we all start somewhere and we ourselves began with just a smartphone! We then progressed onto a mirrorless camera and eventually bought an upgraded lens.

Here’s our list of the 35 most essential gift ideas for photographers from beginner to pro.

Next up was a GoPro for filming in any situation. Now, we are upgrading our camera and buying a drone! But it doesn’t stop there, we need good quality tripods, cleaning equipment, spare batteries and memory cards.

All photographers need an awesome bag to carry their gear – our recommendation is the innovative Peak Design Everyday Backpack!

Photography can be an expensive hobby and equipment doesn’t come cheaply! Post editing software will need to be purchased in order to complete the process.

We bought our first camera in Tokyo, Japan