What Camera equipment I use for blogging

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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.

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19 Comments

  1. Ankita Bardhan
    2nd March 2017 / 11:52 am

    Haha I am that annoying person too, I keep asking for one more photo until I get the result I want 😛 Loved reading your detailed post on the cameras used for your blog. I personally love using 50mm lens for portrait, picks up the right amount of details 🙂

    xx
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

    • EMMA CORRIE HILL
      2nd March 2017 / 4:05 pm

      I really want a 50mm Lens, its on my list 🙂

    • EMMA CORRIE HILL
      3rd March 2017 / 9:03 am

      thank you 🙂

  2. 3rd March 2017 / 2:00 am

    I’m looking into investing for a Olympus pen, they look so cute and I heard they shoot great pictures! So expensive though!

    Reine | Sincerely Reine

    • EMMA CORRIE HILL
      3rd March 2017 / 9:03 am

      they are expensive but I would say worth it 🙂

  3. 3rd March 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing all this info with us, girlie! I’m looking to update my camera soon and I’ve been hearing nothing but great things about the Canon E0S 5D, so I may need to bite the bullet on this one! Thanks for sharing, babe, and have a great weekend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  4. 3rd March 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Great post! I love shooting with my DSLR as well! I love Canon but mainly work with my Nikon! Great pic too! You are so gorge!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  5. 3rd March 2017 / 11:45 pm

    this was such an informative post! I only use my digital camera and occasionally my iPhone, but hopefully I’ll start using different lenses for different types of photos 🙂 thanks for visiting my blog!
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

  6. 4th March 2017 / 9:06 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your tips! I also like to use different lenses but when I am in a rush, my iPhone is a life safer!
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  7. 4th March 2017 / 4:50 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I currently just use my i-phone, but am thinking of investing in a decent camera, so it’s interesting to read what you use! I always wondered how the blurred out background effect was done.
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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