What camera equipment and editing tools I use

{Disclaimer} I am by no means a professional, and everything I’ve learned about photography has been through a lot of practice, trial and error. Whether you’re just starting out, take photos as a hobby or want to up your photography game, I’m happy to share any insight I can.

I’ve been blown away by how many of you have recently reached out asking what camera equipment I use, how do I edit the photos and who’s behind the lens. After much deliberation, I have decided to write a blog post and share with you everything I’ve learned throughout the years of blogging.

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Much to everyone’s surprise (or shock for that matter), I don’t shoot in Raw or manual. I use a Canon EOS 6D and depending on the location I shoot with a Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens. Canon has released an updated version of their classic EOS 6D, and it’s their EOS 6D Mark II. I can’t recommend this DSLR enough – it’s full frame, fast and sharp, shoots HD movies and has a very useful Wi-Fi built-in.

Most of my indoor photos are shot using a tripod and Canon’s EOS Remote app – that helps me capture beautiful visuals without the need of a photographer. I shoot in AV (Aperture Priority) mode, setting the aperture (the f-stop) and also the ISO. The camera will then set a shutter speed for me so that the picture is properly exposed.

If you’re just starting out and looking for an entry-level lens for street style photography, Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 is a great one to use to learn. It’s light, versatile, easy to use and just a little over £100. If I can recommend one lens to invest in, it would hands down be the 85mm f/1.8 or even better the 35mm f/1.4 (currently on my wishlist).

I use Adobe Lightroom (both on Desktop and Mobile) for light editing – to adjust the exposure, contrast, highlights and colour as well as PicMonkey (I’ve been using this online editing tool since I started blogging, 6 years ago). I also use VSCO Cam and use the C8 filter for the majority of my photos.

Behind the lens… On most occasions is my husband, but I also work with an incredible team of creatives – Alina Kolomiichenko, student at London College of Fashion and Bianca Turca, who’s not only an amazing photographer, but also a Digital Marketing & Communications Consultant.

Thank you for reading, I hope I’ve answered all of your questions.

What camera equipment and editing tools I use - Launeden

What camera equipment and editing tools I use - Launeden

What camera equipment and editing tools I use - Launeden

What camera equipment and editing tools I use - Launeden

What camera equipment and editing tools I use - Launeden