One of the most common questions I’m asked on Instagram is ‘what camera do you use?’
For everyone who asked, I hope this short write up gives you all the information you’re looking for!
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Over the past few years I’ve used the Canon 5D mk iii – this has been pretty much the only camera I’ve used for my Instagram photos unless I’ve stated otherwise.
The downfall of the 5D mk iii is it’s video capabilities. It has the inability to even record 60fps at 1080p which is one of the reasons I haven’t been producing videos over the last 2 years.
I’ve been itching to get back into video and start a new YouTube channel with Lauren for quite some time now, which pushed me to purchase the new Sony A7S mkii.
I’ve heard nothing but great things about this camera, and rightfully so, it’s capabilities for video have blown me away! It shoots 120fps which produces super slow motion with crispy results. I’m so excited to have some new video content to share with you all real soon!
Between me and Lauren we now have 6 lenses (2 for video and 4 for photography) I’ll start with the ones I use with the Canon for photography.
If I’m only taking one lens out for the day this will be it. It’s the most versatile and perfect if I plan on shooting various things at once. If you’re planning on buying only one lens I would recommend this one.
This has been one of my favourite lenses when shooting landscapes or getting that little bit extra in the shot. It’s especially useful if I plan on cropping for Instagram.
I love this prime lens! This is my go to when taking photos of myself and Lauren when we have a bit of extra space to work with.
This is the newest addition to my lens collection. I haven’t used it so much yet but it’s already becoming one of my favourite lenses! It’s unbelievably sharp and a great go to lens if you’re walking around shooting various things.
Now for video.. Whilst the Sony 24 – 70 f2.8 is superior in many ways, I went with the f4 purely because of its weight and size. Since I’m using the Sony for video purposes, I needed to keep the weight down to a minimal so that I could use it with my smaller gimble. This was the first lens I bought to test out the Sony camera, I was delighted with the results!
I recently purchased this microphone for the Sony. It’s ideal for capturing vivid sounds which in my opinion are essential when creating videos.
Aqua Tech Housing
For all underwater shots I use Aqua Tech underwater housing for the 5D mkiii. Even though I don’t use it regularly, it’s a necessity when travelling to tropical destinations. I bought the huge dome lens which makes shooting half in half out photos extremely easy!
The photo below was taken with the 5D Mkiii, the 16 – 35mm lens, and the underwater housing.
I recently purchased the Wieldy Swift – M2 electronic gimble to stabilise my videos. This gimble really shocked me on how easy it is to use. It takes minutes to set up, and the results are insane! It takes little to zero practice as the electronic functions do all the work for you!
Tripod & Remote
Another question I get asked numerous times on a daily basis is ‘who takes your photos when you’re both in them?’
Myself and Lauren take all our own photos unless I say otherwise in the caption. We use a tripod with the Canon timer remote. Whilst some of our photos are planned, we don’t create fake scenarios. They’re planned to create a real and candid feeling that happened moments before the photo was taken. We find ourselves in amazing situations every day and want to share these moments with you. Since we often travel only with each other, we use the tripod and remote to achieve this style of imagery.
Lastly, the Instax mini 90 polaroid camera. Although I don’t use this camera for my online photos, I take it on pretty much every trip. It’s such a fun little camera to use for capturing raw moments just as they are. Me and Lauren have collected hundreds of little polaroid pictures over the last 10 months and plan on creating a full wall of memories in our new Bali home.