I am by no means a professional photographer, however taking photos became a (more serious) hobby of mine soon after I started my blog. All of my beauty and travel related photos are shot by myself (with some help of my boyfriend occasionally) and since I get quite a few comments and questions about what equipment I use, I thought it might be a nice idea to share them with you in a blog post. A good photo is something that pleases me a lot, and being said that, it’s a lot easier to capture one with good equipment (you have more creative space as well as editing is much easier if a photo looks nice to begin with). Want to know which cameras I use?
Sony α55, my main camera
Sony α55 is my main camera, which is not a traditional DSLR. It’s described as a hybrid that, like a compact is from the ground built around live view (which is super handy), but on the other hand still capable of offering full-time DSLR capabilities. I use two Sony lenses to take my photos – 3.5-5.6/18-70 one, that works great as an all-rounder and a 1.4/50, which is superb for taking portrait photos as well as product photography (especially, if you want that soft, blurry background and a nice depth of the field; even in darker spaces). This combo is at the moment pretty much everything I need.
Sony HX90, my travel compact
Being a Sony fan (as my father-in-law), my smaller to-go camera choice (my rather new acquisition), is also a Sony – Sony HX90. It’s a travel compact that offers an amazing 30x zoom, while it’s small enough to be taken everywhere with me (you can even fit it in your pocket). It’s sleek and light, offering great manual control and has a flip screen, which is the greatest invention ever for taking selfies. I would highly suggest this mini to all who are looking for a handy compact camera with amazing specifications.
Huawei P8, my smart phone
I switched from iPhone to Huawei a few months back and I must say that I am not regretting this decision. I am highly pleased with my Huawei P8, one of the main reasons is definitely its great camera. With it’s 13-megapixel main camera and 8-megapixel front-facing one it’s probably the best you can get for this money, it does a great job enhancing colours and overall takes marvelous photos. Most of my Instagram photos are shoot by Huawei P8 – you can read the whole How I edit my Instagram photos post HERE, if you are interested in some in-depth IG editing tips.
photo: Domen Blenkuš