Hair Romance x Olympus collaboration
One factor I like about running a blog is it offers you the liberty to maneuver away out of your desk. So long as I’ve my laptop computer, my Olympus digicam and a wifi connection, I can work just about wherever.
As I write this, I’m sitting in my buddy Clare’s home within the English countryside. It’s so superb to have the ability to do my work right here at her kitchen desk and revel in her firm. I really feel so fortunate to have the ability to spend time together with her – and that’s all because of the pliability my job has given me.
Nonetheless, nearly as good because it sounds, it’s not as straightforward because it appears to weblog from wherever. While you’re not staying at your pretty buddies’ home, issues like poor wifi protection, restricted entry to energy provides, your know-how ‘taking a vacation’ and information storage can all play havoc with engaged on the go.
Listed below are some recommendations on planning and capturing my weblog posts after I journey that I’ve learnt the exhausting approach.
What to do earlier than you journey
Create an inventory of the whole lot you employ in your weblog and work out how one can create a mini equipment you possibly can journey with. For instance, I’ve a light-weight tripod that packs away small for travelling as an alternative of my common, heavy tripod. I additionally pack a small equipment of all my hair merchandise and equipment.
- Plan your editorial calendar
To create extra time whilst you’re away, plan and shoot some weblog posts earlier than you go. I shot a number of movies forward of time, and you may see how I shoot YouTube movies right here.
You don’t should be too strict along with your editorial calendar. I like to go away house to create new content material whereas I’m travelling so I can slot in tales that encourage me alongside the best way.
Crucial step! Make a full backup of your pc and telephone earlier than you go. I take a clone drive of all my pictures away with me and go away the unique in a secure place at residence. This fashion I can maintain working with out worrying about shedding my recordsdata.
You probably have cloud storage, you can too put a backup there for safekeeping. You’ll be able to by no means have too many copies of your work.
My journey running a blog must-haves
When you’ve seen behind the scenes in my residence workplace studio, what I pack in my journey bag are the true fundamentals of what I have to weblog on the highway.
I attempt to pack mild (strive being the operative phrase!) and I like to suit all of my necessary gear in my carry-on tote bag.
A running a blog important. I’ve a MacAir and I carry an exterior exhausting drive.
- My Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II digicam
This digicam lifted my complete running a blog sport. I like my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II digicam as a result of it’s incredible for video, low mild capturing and each state of affairs in between. Plus it’s attractive and suits in my purse so I don’t appear like a giant vacationer.
My two favorite lenses are the M.Zuiko 12-40m f2.eight zoom lens and the M.Zuiko 25mm f1.eight prime lens.
As a substitute of my heavy Manfrotto tripod that I take advantage of at residence, I take the Sirui T-025X Carbon Fibre tripod, which is light-weight however robust sufficient to carry my digicam even with the bigger lens.
Sadly I can’t pack my Olympus foot pedal after I journey and I miss it quite a bit, however my telephone does flip right into a distant management. The Olympus OI Share app is unbelievable for controlling my digicam remotely in order that I can nonetheless take tutorial pictures on the highway.
It additionally has an inner wifi connection, which permits me to switch pictures from my digicam to my telephone instantly so I can edit and share them on the go.
- Spare digicam battery and additional reminiscence playing cards
There’s nothing worse than operating out of energy or house if you end up on the highway, so at all times take greater than you assume you want.
Plus getting ready for the worst means it’s much less more likely to occur; you don’t wish to be marooned with a corrupted reminiscence card or useless battery.
Running a blog on the highway
It’s important to improvise with regards to backdrops on the highway. I can spot good mild a mile away and I like capturing on a clear wall to present that studio really feel.
You too can have enjoyable along with your backdrops whenever you’re travelling – although I want I had a pink wall like this at residence.
I’m fortunate to even be travelling with Jim and his Olympus OM-D E-M1 digicam and his equipment lens plus the 45mm f1.eight prime lens. I steal his 45mm generally as a result of it’s so lovely.
It’s nice to have the ability to share lenses between our cameras as effectively. That’s the fantastic thing about having the identical Olympus household of cameras whereas we journey. This equipment is very easy to take with you wherever you go. It suits inside my purse in order that I can at all times have it with me. This actually provides to how cell my workplace might be.
One lesson I learnt the exhausting approach was to decelerate. I endure from FOMO and once we are travelling to numerous new locations, I fall behind in my work. Scheduling time for work means that you would be able to calm down and revel in your travels for the remainder of the time.
Let’s chat stay
You could find numerous journey inspiration over on the Olympus Instagram account and comply with #olympusinspired. You too can head over to Mr & Mrs Romance to see extra of my travels.
Have you ever bought any questions on how I weblog on the highway?
Let me know – I’ll be holding a particular Fb stay on Thursday 12th October at 8pm (Sydney time) so we are able to chat all about what it’s like to actually work from the highway. Trying ahead to chatting with you then!