One very common question I get asked is, "Do I need to have a camera to be a fashion blogger?" or "What camera do you use?" To answer the first question: No! You definitely don't need a camera to be a blogger. While I do use my canon DSLR camera for all of my blog photos, 95% of the photos on my instagram were all taken on my iPhone. Even some blog posts are iPhone taken photos. Now to answer the second question, I use a Canon Rebel T3i with an 85mm lens. So anytime we take outfit photos, we also take quite a few on my iPhone. I currently have the iPhone 8 Plus and if you're a blogger, then I personally do think it's important to have the latest iPhone. I am on the NEXT plan with AT&T, where I upgrade every year, which I love because I know I'm upgrading to the latest camera.... it's also a business expense, so it's worth it to me.
What makes the iPhone photos look as good as they do, is definitely the fact that I edit them on Lightroom. (NOT the iPhone App version.) SO I edit both my DSLR photos and iPhone photos on there, and that's what makes them look so similar, as well. So whatever preset I use on my blog photos, I will also use on the iPhone photo that I'll post later that day on Instagram. And if you haven't heard, I do sell my exact presets that I use on Lightroom!! You can purchase them here. (For my full post showing the filters and explaining more in depth, click here.) I'll be coming out with a new set of presets at the end of the month!
The photos below are from our honeymoon and also taken on my iPhone. I actually bought a small canon camera for this trip, which was so pointless, because it took horrible photos, and I not only ended up using my iPhone for photo taking, I ALSO used it to record all of the videos for the Honeymoon video I made for YouTube! Because of how much I liked how that turned out, I also ended up using my iPhone to film my makeup tutorial.
When it comes to shooting inside my apartment, I always think my iPhone photos turn out better. Plus, I know they'll fit perfectly in the Instagram rectangle (I never do the square anymore.) I mean, not that the photos look bad when taken on my camera, but do you see what I mean?