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The Camera Lenses Behind My Instagram Pictures

If you've ever wondered what my go-to cameras are. (Plus, my favourite alternatives when the shoulder says "no" to lugging around a DSLR.)

A big part of what I do involves scouting interesting locations for shoots – like those we feature on KULALA Weekends – and capturing them on camera. Then, there’s the selection and editing process with my favourite photo editing apps. Instagram is only the final step of the work. While the cameras that I often use have made cameo appearances in my Instagram pictures, I realised that I’ve never really talked about them before. Many of you have asked, so finally – here goes!

On most days, I rely on my trusty Canon EOS 5D Mark III. It is a camera I’ve had for years and the one behind at least half of my photos on Instagram. It is also the main camera we use for the behind-the-scenes fashion week photos here at YOYOKULALA.com. My team and I have used it so much that the colouring on the corners have actually worn off. Also, I’m pretty sure it is cracked in at least one place. But still, it lives on!

Another camera that I use is the Olympus OM-D E-M10. While I don’t use this as much for outfit shots, I prefer taking this with me into fashion shows because it is compact and light. It also has an incredible shutter speed and zoom for its size, making it so suitable for getting that perfect runway walking shot. Most of the runway pictures you see on my Instagram are taken by my Olympus.

I do keep my cameras close by, but they’re not with me 24/7. For times like these, I count on my iPhone 7 Plus. When the lighting is dim, or when I need to take a far shot without compromising on the details, for example, I use this. There are just some fine details that my Canon tends to overlook. In fact, many of my flatlays are photographed with an iPhone. Can you tell?

Finally, my Polaroid cameras. I think everyone can appreciate that old-school, vintage feel of polaroids, yes? I love using my Polaroid camera for candid behind-the-scenes shots when I’m on set, like when I’m shooting campaigns or look books for Exhibit. Polaroid cameras and Polaroids make excellent props in flatlays and #OOTDs, too. Worthy investment, I’ll have to say.

I think that is it! What are your favourite cameras to use for your Instagram pictures? Tell me in the comments below. If you’d like to know what my go-to photo editing apps are, head over here.



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