YouTube Vlog Equipment.

I am asked a lot what kind of camera or accessories I use to film our channel. I have also included details of the art materials I use.

I have listed equipment that we use below and hope you find it useful. Please note the affiliate links that lead you to the product do pay us a very small commission, you won’t get charged any extra, but we thought it fair and right to let you know. I edit all our video’s in Final Cut Pro, but I have heard great things about DaVinci Resolve, a free editing software.

The Camera Equipment and accessories I use to shoot our Vlogs


I do use an i phone (Xs) for shooting everyday film and the images are very good, the problem comes when recording sound, especially if its windy and that’s why I invested in a compact DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses and the option to mount an external microphone.

Canon EOS M50 15-45/3.5-6.3 EF-M IS STM Such a brilliant camera for Vlogging. It’s compact, lightweight and has superb autofocus. A flip out screen and external microphone socket. This is the camera of choice for many YouTube Vloggers.

Sigma 16 mm f/1.4 (C) AF DC DN Lens for Canon EF-M X Mount, Mirrorless Sigma 1.4 lens At last a fast lens to capture images and video in low light, the Bokeh from this lens is beautiful. I’m so glad I bought this lens to go with the Canon M50

DJI Mavic Air Camera Drone (EU version with EU PSU) For those amazing areal shots and that extra impact that only a drone can capture, this is a great bit of kit. I highly recommend taking out the care package for the first year.

GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilisation I am constantly amazed with the little action camera that is GoPro Hero 7! It’s tough, versatile, waterproof and I love the wide angle this camera records. It shoots in stunning 4K and can record Video, Photos and time lapse. The image stabilisation is just amazing too.

Deyard Accessories Kit Set for GoPro Hero 9 Hero 8 Hero 7 Hero 6 Hero 5 Hero 4 Hero HD(2018) Hero Fusion Max/Session Fit Xiaomi AKASO Crosstour Apeman Action Camera Accessories for the Go pro can be expensive but this a great kit for starting out. Includes lots of must have accessories 


DJI Osmo Mobile 3 – Combo 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer Kit, Compatible with iPhone and Android Smartphones, Lightweight and Portable Design, Stable Shooting, Intelligent Control + Tripod, Travel For those smooth follow shots with your smart phone this little steady cam hand held device is a must.

Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4, 055 Carbon Fibre 4 Section Tripod with Horizontal Column, for DSLR, Compact System Camera, Mirrorless, Quick Power Lock, Black Carrying heavy tripods about all day can get tedious. I found the regular tripods really cumbersome when hiking, wild camping or just out and about taking photo’s. This tripod is so lightweight and compact. I love it.

Manfrotto MTPIXI-B, PIXI Mini Tripod with Handgrip for Compact System Cameras, DSLR, Mirrorless, Video, Compact Size, Technopolymer and Aluminium, Black

An amazing little tripod for those table top, down low on the ground shots or even hand held to give your i phone extra support, I have used this little tripod for years and always carry it in my camera bag.

KiWiBiRD USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Super-Speed Card Reader 9-in-1 for CF (UDMA), SDXC, SD, MMC, RS-MMC, SDHC, Micro SD, Micro SDXC, Micro SDHC Cards [Supports UHS-I Cards] – WHITE How did I live without this? This 3 in one card reader not only looks cool it works amazingly USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface. Ideal for transferring high-resolution images and video recordings. Compact and easy-to-carrry. Backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Three memory card slots (CF/SD/Micro SD)


Manfrotto MCLAMP,  Universal Smartphone Clamp with Thread Connections, for iPhone with or without case, Foldable, Compact Size, Vlogging, Black This little clamp holds your smartphone securely onto the mini tripod, in fact it fits most tripods when using your smart phone to film.

Sound Recording

RØDE VideoMic GO On Camera Microphone – Black/Red This is a great microphone and very reasonably priced. Mounted directly onto your camera shoe mount.

Rode NT-USB Microphone For voice overs this is far superior to the built in microphone on a mac or PC, the Rode NT-USB gives rich pure sound to your voice overs, to add that quality sound to your YouTube videos.

Art Equipment

Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils (24 Pastels Pencils) These are my go to pencils when it comes to drawing, they are great for adding layers and used with the right paper can give amazing results. If your just staring out I would try this set first them buy the bigger set if you enjoy using them.

Clairefontaine PastelMat Pastel Card Pad No2, 360 g, 24 x 30 cm, 12 Sheets – Assorted Colours This paper has a texture like cork and can take many layers of pastel, due to the tooth of the paper. This took my drawing to another level.

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set 24/Tin These pencils produce amazing colour and can be added layer after layer for some amazing details.

Strathmore Toned Gray Sketch Pad 11-inch x 14-inch, 24 Sheets Beautiful paper for coloured pencil work and the grey mid-tone really helps produce great work. This paper helped elevate my art to a much higher standard.