London Fashion Week has officially started, and thank goodness in a change of venue. Does anyone else feel like there isn’t as much of buzz this season, compared to last? Normally my Twitter and Instagram feeds are full of blurry catwalk shots, and slow-mo show finales. So far I have just seen a few preeners yet to go to any show, but using the #LFW hashtag because “hello, I am a serious blogger, of course I am there.” This season I have made a conscious effort to attend and cover just a handful of presentations, and capture some great street style, and I wanted to show you my simple toolkit, that will help me do that.
Do you ever get that feeling of ‘if only I knew this before!’ That is how I felt after getting my Canon 80d as the Wi-Fi option allows me to easily transfer images, and video direct to my Huawei phone. Through the free Canon camera connect app, enabling NFC, I simply touch the phone screen to the side of the camera ( with the NFC symbol) and they are synced. Through the app, I can shoot hands free and remotely, and scroll through the images instantly. For something like street style. downloading images on-site is ideal. I can upload straight to my social, whereas before with my 650d, I had to edit when I got home, and post that evening, or the day after.
VSCO is the ninja of photo editing apps. The filters are Lightroom worthy actions and has allowed me to have professional quality images for my social channels. Whether you opt for dark and eery or light or bright, the one click effects do all the hard work for you, Once I apply, I do a few tweaks of the exposure and contrast tools and can share to Twitter and Instagram direct from the app.
That is all I need. You thought there would be more? Sometimes it is best to keep the equipment to the minimal. Shooting backstage does mean bringing a flash and a change of lens, so can be a different set of rules. Luckily the kit lens was an 18-135mm zoom lens, which I used for all the Topman street style shots I took in this post. See you at LFW!