A Blogger's Guide To Looking After Your DSLR

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A Blogger's Guide To Looking After Your DSLR

Bloggers guide to looking after your DSLR


I have to say that I am no expert with our DSLR. I really could do with some lessons on how to use it rather than just pointing and shooting. Having said that, it still does a pretty good job. I am not very good at looking after it. Here are some things that I have learnt about caring for my DSLR which may or may not be of use to you.

1. Buy a bag for it. This will keep it safe when you are at home as well as when you are out and about, especially if you have a different lenses. Chucking it in your handbag with the kids half eaten raisins isn't the best idea.

2. Don't leave it where the children can see it. I say see it rather than reach it as they will always climb to get it. It is a mystery object to them. They see how much you love it, and love taking photos of them with it. They only want a little go. Before you know it you will have close up shots of Peppa Pig on the TV and bits will have been removed from it that you will never find again. I speak from experience.

3. Ok, I know that not everyone is as into photographing their food as I am, but if like me you like to dabble in food blogging, beware of flour. The stuff seems to get everywhere. That includes your beloved DSLR. Don't tell the husband but I am forever trying to blow away flour from it. Wash and dry your hands before photographing your masterpiece.

4. Don't lose the lense cap. Seems simple right? Wrong. I swear ours has a mind of it's own. I spend as many hours a week looking for the lens cap as I do looking for my car keys. Those that know me will know that this is a stupidly large amount of time.

5. Get a cleaning kit. My husband and I were discussing whether we should get one when an e mail landed in my inbox telling me all about caring for my camera. Apparently wiping the lens with the sleeve of your jumper is not recommended. Who knew! Hopefully this will help us look after it for a little longer, providing we follow point 2 correctly.


What tips would you add?



Currys are kindly sending me a cleaning kit in exchange for sharing my tips.

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35 comments:

  1. Some great tips thank you!

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  2. great tips - especially Don't leave it where the children can see it!

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  3. Laura Anne Farnworth29 April 2015 at 13:25

    Yea we had a cleaning kit for our DSLR, it was cute!

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  4. Louise Fairweather29 April 2015 at 13:26

    I may have been using my sleeve in the past - which according to their post is a big no no!

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  5. Louise Fairweather29 April 2015 at 13:27

    Bless them, I wouldn't mind but they have their own kid camera!

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  6. I need a grown up camera, I am still using my phone which I love but would love one that has wifi xx

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  7. Louise Fairweather29 April 2015 at 22:29

    Phones have good cameras these days. They just aren't quite as sharp x

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  8. Fantastic post! I'd love a DSLR!

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  9. Sara (@mumturnedmom)30 April 2015 at 15:07

    I still use my phone all the time, as I can never be bothered to get the DSLR out :) But, these are great tips!!

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  10. Louise Fairweather1 May 2015 at 12:57

    Yes it's so bulky I can't be bothered taking it out with me, but the photos are soooo much better

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  11. I love this and I am a huge foodie and doing A LOT of food styling so my dslr is covered in flour and powdered sugar all the time haha I probably do all of these no nos. OOOPs so naughty. I really need to take care of it better. Great post hun. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  12. Louise Fairweather4 May 2015 at 13:33

    Glad you are as bad as I am!

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  13. Susie Wilkinson5 May 2015 at 21:25

    I've still got a wet-film camera that I haven't actually used for about 10 years, I tend to take pictures with my phone, so I don't have these problems!

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  14. Harley Richardson6 May 2015 at 14:46

    Our lenses cap also likes to go walkabout!!

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  15. Rebecca Phillips7 May 2015 at 00:54

    i'm so jealous! i would love a DSLR but the price tags are a bit too high for me at the mo. my digital camera & iphone dont cut it though!

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  16. way over our price budget, maybe some other time :P

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  17. Rebecca Nisbet7 May 2015 at 16:31

    wow, bit pricey, il stick with my phone lol.

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  18. katie robertson9 May 2015 at 11:34

    bit pricey

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  19. DSLR the picture quality is amazing but I find too bulky for me. I use my little Nikon camera or my iphone

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  20. I've not used one but would love to try.

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  21. Stacey Tripconey10 May 2015 at 14:18

    Some great tips here :)

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  22. Monica Gilbert10 May 2015 at 21:41

    I love these tips. They're practical and funny. I don't have a DSLR, but making sure you buy memory cards that work for your camera is pretty important. My mother just had that problem and was not happy.

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  23. get the right bag for it - if u get a bag built for another camera its gonna bounce around and get damaged. Oh and never spit on the lens to polish it up ...ever

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  24. great advises xx

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  25. We haven't got a DSLR, I just asked my husband ;-)

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  26. i love taking photos but I dont have a camera like this

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  27. I had mine on a tripod ready to take a pic and knocked it. It fell with the Lens out and knocked it out of alignment and it hasn't worked since. I'll stick with my phone now.

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  28. Kerry Lethbridge12 May 2015 at 19:18

    These are great tips I shall point my mum this way as she just bought a fab new DSLR

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  29. Some great tips that will come in handy.

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  30. Agree with lens cap issue, I lost mine for a week on top of the cats scratch post (also black!!!) - lens needed such a food clean after that!!!! Also recommend a good camera bag........we have crumpler and its invaluable for keeping our camera safe and clean

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  31. Fab, thanks for the tips

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  32. Chantelle Kemp13 May 2015 at 19:18

    Brilliant tips! Thank you! :)

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  33. love this blog

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