What do I need to be a Vlogger?
As a daily family vlogger myself and also having my own YouTube channel I thought a post on what you need to be a vlogger would be very fitting. We have been daily vlogging for just over a year and a half and I'd like to think we have learned a thing or two and gained some experience in that time. Vlogging is fun, it's also the unknown to a lot of people and they don't like it.
Also if you don't like your life or pictures etc on the internet then it is probably not for you!! For us as a family we were already pretty picture heavy with sites such as Facebook and found the site a fabulous way to stay in contact with family. Now we make daily videos our family and friends can see our children and us every day and not miss a thing. We have gained subscribers that we didn't know from all over the UK and even the world and I couldn't be happier. These lovely subscribers are there every day with their kind and thoughtful comments and we miss them when they don't comment.
Back to the topic at hand.... what do you need to be a vlogger? Well firstly you need a camera!! Personally at the moment we are favouring the Canon G7X as a family and it is perfect for vlogging, with a flip screen you can also see yourself as you vlog which helps to stop you cutting out half of your head from the video footage!! In your camera you will need a memory card, whichever type is appropriate for your camera! (Try and ensure that is will fit in your computer/laptop too for ease)!
Next up you will need a iMac, computer or laptop and some kind of editing software, personally I use an iMac and iMovie to edit. An internet connection is a must have as well or at least access to one...! Once you have filmed, edited, rendered and connected to the internet if you haven't already got one then you will need to create an account with YouTube, simple, easy and doesn't take very long but you will need an email address to do this. You can then upload your video to YouTube, hit publish and voila!!!
If you wanted to check out our channels then here are the links:
DAILY ~ https://www.youtube.com/user/thegibbletsdaily/
MY CHANNEL ~ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5OhLym8SbGFMlLkYKMkgzw