So this is definitely up there with one of my most asked questions on social media and while it may not be relevant to everybody I am glad I will now have this post as a reference point to guide people towards.
Canon EOS 5D So let’s start with my fashion photos here on my blog. Obviously, I don’t shoot these images myself. My photographer uses a canon EOS and I have to say it produces the most fantastic results. This is a very expensive piece of equipment and no way could I afford to buy one of these myself but in terms of shooting outfit posts, there is no camera I would want to use more. It is able to pick up on the most precise amount of detail and with the capacity to blur background can create wonderful contrasts. I realize I am not exactly using the correct photographic terminology here but I think you get the idea.
Olympus Pen-7 This is the camera I use. Still not cheap but for me has definitely been a really good investment. A lot of my Instagram photos are shot on this camera, including all of my product shots, coffee shots and selfies. This is a perfect camera for blogger/ Instagrammers as it’s super cute, stylish and it’s relatively small size makes it perfect to bring to events without having to take a great big DSLR along for the ride. I currently use three different lenses depending on what kind of shot I am after.
-17mm lens This is what I would call my ‘standard’ camera lens. It takes good photos but don’t expect any blurred out backgrounds or fancy effects with this lens. I use it for selfies or close up shots and it works perfectly for those.
–45mm lens This is probably my favorite lens to use. It’s ideal for portrait photos or outfit shots and can create a nice blurred background if that’s what you’re after. If I am out and about spending a day with friends and I know I will want to get photos I will always have this lens in my bag.
-60mm lens This is my newest addition and the lens I use least. However it really comes into its own when I find myself in space, (no, not off to the stars) maybe an empty beach, and I want to take a portrait or outfit shots and keep the subject really clear and sharp. In terms of capturing detail, this works more accurately than the 45mm.
Iphone This blog post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention my phone. I think the iphone cameras ability is often underrated. I take a lot of my Instagram photos on my phone and if edited the right way it can be hard to tell the difference between those and others taken with my better camera. You can find out how I edit my Instagram photos here.
I hope this blog post was useful to some of you guys. I am in no way a camera expert and don’t know how to talk camera lingo and terminology but that doesn’t stop me having a lot of fun trying out new things and seeing just how far my camera can go. I love creating images and memories and I will always be that annoying person who will ask you if you wouldn’t mind, please could you – ‘ just take one more’!
** The photo in this blog post was shot with my Olympus pen, using my 45mm lens.