We’re forever swooning over fashion blogger’s photos—the lighting, the composition, the contrast—we want it all! But the truth is we’re not quite sure how to create those dreamy, envious pictures ourselves. Some of our visually talented, fashion blogger friends told Huffington Post Australia what their must-have tech gadgets are and the secrets behind their stunning snaps. So take a cue from the pros and you’ll be that little bit closer to Instagramming double tap-worthy photos.

Jasmin Howell of Friend in Fashion

The photo editing app

“I go between Snapseed, VSCO cam and Afterlight. These are my favourites as they give you complete control of your images. The selective adjust feature in Snapseed is one of my favourite features, use it to spot edit parts of your image.”

The slimline powerpack

“I’m constantly connected to my phone, so a power pack is an absolute must! I’ve started using the Oppo R7 phone which has an incredible flash charge capability—five minutes on charge gives me two hours of talk time. It comes with a really slimline power pack which slips perfectly into any purse or clutch.”

The designer phone case

“I look to my phone as an extension of my outfit, so I love switching up my phone case. At the moment I’m on the hunt for a Fendi puff keychain.”

Cissy Zhang and Warren Pasi of Zhang Pasi

For the perfect lighting

“Lighting is everything when it comes to taking a great photo. When you don’t have natural light on your side, use an attachable flash and collapsible reflector to create perfect lighting for your shot.”

The photo editing app

“We love Instagram but the filters aren’t always what I want. Instead, I use an editing app called VSCO Cam, not only does it sometimes work as a camera replacement app but it’s basically like having Photoshop on your phone.”

The personalised phone case
“Spot your phone from the rest by having your initials monogrammed on the back.”


What is your tech must-have? Share with us in the comments below.