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My Photo Op Weapon

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from my readers asking me what type of camera I use for my blog and instagram photos and I do reply, but then I thought to myself, why not make a blog post about the gadgets I use instead?

People usually think I use a big camera like a SLR but to tell you the truth, I’m all about convenience. Since I travel a lot and bring my camera with me everyday and everywhere, it’s very important to own a handy camera. Also, I tried looking for a camera that’s already WiFi ready so I can easily transport my photos from the camera to my phone in an instant so I got this: Sony A6000. It’s like a digital camera but with interchangeable lens so you can capture photos the SLR way. It’s my secret to having nice and clear Instagram photos.

How do I transfer it to my Sony Xperia Z2? It’s so easy! You can do it in just a matter of seconds. First, take a photo of what you want to post on your social media account. After doing so, press “menu” that’s on top of the screen, go to the wifi icon and click “send to smartphone”.

Select the photo you want to transfer on your camera and then go to Play Memories app (you have to download this application) on your phone and that’s it! It’ll automatically transfer the photos. It’s that easy! Of course, this is when I have time to actually do all the transferring. If I want a fast and easy click, I use Sony Xperia Z2’s camera because they have all the best camera features like manual settings, background defocus (like 50mm lens) which makes the background blurry, time shift burst, social live (where I can do live feed videos synced on Facebook), automatic filters and a lot more.

Now that you know I use a Sony A6000, let me talk about what kind of lens I use. I have three kinds of lens: first, E 2.8/16 lens. I call it pancake lens because it’s so thin. The lens has no zoom in/out and it’s really wide so it captures all my scenic shots.

It’s very convenient to bring since it’s so light and thin. Perfect lens to bring when traveling.

Second: kit lens. This is included with the camera when you purchase it. What I love about it is it has a zoom in and out feature so I can capture nice detail shots of areas even when I’m far away. It’s also very handy for your everyday use.

Third (and my favourite lens): 50mm lens and you can call this the blogger’s bff lens! It has a 1.8 aperture meaning it makes the subject really clear and everything else blurry. I use this camera for my outfit shots and ootds on Instagram.

It’s the heaviest lens I have but it’s still convenient to use, especially in doing my outfit posts. I used my kit lens to take this photo and I’m sure you can see the difference on this photo from all the other photos on this blog entry.

So there you have it! I hope there’s something you can take away from what I’ve just shared. BMS.

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96 Comments

  1. Lin
    3 years ago

    Thank You for sharing. God Bless you.

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      You’re welcome 😉

      Reply
  2. charleane morales
    3 years ago

    now i know. seriously all your photos are really great. sobrang gaganda talaga, kahit yung background and even the palamuti on the side. galing. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      THANKS 😀

      Reply
  3. Carol
    3 years ago

    Just like tricia’s cam but hers is A5000. Would you mind if i ask where did you buy your cam? Do you think it’s alReady available in sony stores? I hope you Could help. I really want to have one anD i don’t know wHere to buy it. I’m scaree buying expensive cameras online.

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      It’s available in Sony stores already 🙂 You can buy directly at the sony website 🙂

      Reply
  4. jonathan bautista
    3 years ago

    hi laureen

    i already see you in san pedro @guess. i want to meet you in a person but you are so busy??

    i am Deaf..from Los banos laguna…:) 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Awwww sayang next time 🙂

      Reply
  5. Tanya
    3 years ago

    thank you ms. laureen for sharing this 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      You’re welcome!

      Reply
  6. CHARLEANE MORALES
    3 years ago

    LAUREEN, MAY I KNOW THE PRICE OF YOUR CAMERA? I WANT TO HAVE ONE. HOPING FOR YOUR REPLY 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      You can check out their website 😉

      Reply
  7. gea riosa
    3 years ago

    i love your hair! thanks for sharing this. i will definitely visit sony store tomorrow

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thanks! 🙂

      Reply
  8. OLLYVIA
    3 years ago

    AMAZING BLOGGER’S KIT EVER

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      🙂

      Reply
  9. Dana Alulod
    3 years ago

    nice and handy 🙂 thanks ms. laureen!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Super duper handy!

      Reply
  10. Sofia
    3 years ago

    Hi laureen! 🙂 thank You for Thinking of thIs subjeCt. It helped a lot thankssss <3

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      You’re most welcome 😉

      Reply
  11. Kaye Alid
    3 years ago

    THANKS FOR SHARING!! I THINK I HAVE THAT APP IN MY XPERIA M :))) I’LL CHECK IT OUT AFTER COMMENTING THIS COMMENT RN LOL! :))) MINE’S NEON! 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Neon!!! San mo nakuha!!!

      Reply
  12. Rouzy
    3 years ago

    inclUded po b ung last lens sa kit? thank you 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Yes, included na 😉

      Reply
  13. Clara
    3 years ago

    Thanks For sharing laureen ♥ god bless! you’re my travel and ootd inspiration 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thanks!! Hope you liked the post!

      Reply
  14. ginalyn
    3 years ago

    Thank you for your kindness to share your gadget to us.. your my idol laureen..♡♥♡

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      You’re most welcome! <3

      Reply
  15. Lourine
    3 years ago

    It’s kinda hard to believe na ito yung gamit mo. Ang gaganda kasi talaga ng quality ng photos that you posted. I always thought you are using a high-tech slr. Hehe. Nice one Sony 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Heehee. Eto lang yun!! 😉

      Reply
  16. kevii mine
    3 years ago

    WELL WELL WELL! :d nAGCOMMENT PA LANG AKO KANINA SA POST MO IF WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE, ITO NA PALA YUN! HIHI. THANKS

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      HAHAHA!!!!! Yan na :p

      Reply
  17. Ianne
    3 years ago

    thank you sooooo much po for sharing 🙂 ang cute cute ng cam! bet ko! hehehe.

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Bili na!! Lol:)

      Reply
  18. REENA JUNE BASIANO
    3 years ago

    hi po… what camera settings do you usually use for your everyday photo? I’m new to sony cam kasi….hope po mag reply po kayo..thank you

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Manual settings and it really changes depending on the sunlight. Try using ISO 200 then just keep adjusting everything else.

      Reply
  19. sil
    3 years ago

    any photography tips to achieve the amazing photos you take?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      I’ll blog about it soon 😉

      Reply
  20. Kerz
    3 years ago

    Love how you captures photos and most especially how you’ll gonna share it to your readers. Love to be back on your blog, miss leaving comments here. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Yey! Leave more comments!!!

      Reply
  21. Kerz
    3 years ago

    Sure I will. 🙂 I am also excited for more giveaways you’ll be giving away yet always excited for more fashion tips. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      More giveaways to come!

      Reply
  22. Tesa
    3 years ago

    MIss Laureen, pwede Rin ba sa iPhone i transfer anG phOtos from That camera?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Yup!

      Reply
  23. krys
    3 years ago

    I’m learning from your blog. Thanks for sharing this tips.

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thank you <3

      Reply
  24. Lee
    3 years ago

    Hi Laureen! I’m just rally curious, do you [and other fashion bloggers as well] have photographer with you everyday and anywhere? who takes your pictures esp. ootd pic? 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      I have my assistant and she takes my photos- no official photographer with me!! 🙂

      Reply
  25. KENTH
    3 years ago

    Hi ms laureen, how much is your 50mm lens? and whats the brand of the lens? hope you can reply 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Sony lens also if I’m mistaken around 20k 🙂

      Reply
  26. Kristine
    3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing ms. Laureen..

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      You’re welcome 😉

      Reply
  27. kAy
    3 years ago

    after knowing what camera you are usinG. i purchased it right away!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Yay!!! 🙂

      Reply
  28. krissy
    3 years ago

    hi laureen! just wanna ask what brand do you use on your 50mm lens? can i use canon lens to my sony alpha camera?thankyou

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      I still use sony 🙂

      Reply
  29. lacieee
    3 years ago

    HI LAUREEN! i’M PLANNING TO BUY THIS CAMERA HOWEVER I’M THINKING IF I SHOULD JUST BUY THE BODY ONLY AND JUST BUY THE PRIME LENS. DO YOU STILL USE THE KIT LENS? wHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      or me buy the lens nalang!! I don’t really use the kit lens.

      Reply
  30. Gladys
    3 years ago

    Hi, do you recommend not buying the kit lens and just buy a prime lens instead, say 30mm?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      For me, yes 🙂

      Reply
  31. Glaiza
    3 years ago

    I super love your shoooots!!! i’ll definitely make ipon na for this cam, haha! your blog and ig account are so addicting seriously!!! hope to meet you some time ms. laureen!!! 😀

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Super nice cam talaga!!! 🙂

      Reply
  32. NICE♥
    3 years ago

    NICE

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thanks!

      Reply
  33. tamone
    3 years ago

    IKAW KASI… AYAN TULOY, NAKA BILI AKO JUST TONIGHT.. lol.. I LOVE THE CAMERA.. YOU INSPIREd ME…

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      So happy you like it!! 🙂

      Reply
  34. Dianna ricero
    3 years ago

    This is just perfect. thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thank you for reading my post!

      Reply
  35. Kor ricero
    3 years ago

    This is just perfect! Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  36. SofiafigueRoa
    2 years ago

    May i ask, yung sonY cam mo, mat-transfer yung photos sa phone right? sony Phones lang ba ang compatible with that? pls answer thanks po and i really love youR blog

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Nope, any kind of phone okay lang 🙂

      Reply
  37. Raul jan
    2 years ago

    laureen! i super super love your feed! do you use filter in vsco? If yes, what’s your filter? If no, what’s the adjusments? Thank you for inspiring me

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      I use three apps now! Will make a blog post about it 🙂

      Reply
  38. riena
    2 years ago

    how much did yours cost? badly want one 🙁

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Info is on Sony’s website 🙂

      Reply
  39. Sebastian
    2 years ago

    You are so incredible! I met you besauce of Cameron And I’m a nerd like him jaja I loooooveeee photography I admire you so much I love how you edit Cameron’s videos :B I wish to be as good as you someday! Good luck wish you the best!

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Thank you for visiting my blog x

      Reply
  40. Johnny
    2 years ago

    What name is the strap on your a6000?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Totally forgot na!! Scored this online. So sorry! x

      Reply
  41. Gorgeousg
    2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this info. you’re so unselfish so the more you inspire me! love reading your blog!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Awww thank you so much! 🙂

      Reply
  42. via corpuz
    2 years ago

    pedi din ba ma-transfer yung photo’s sa iphone kagaya ng ginagawa mo? thank you and i love your IG feed <3 sml :*

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      Pwede!!! 🙂

      Reply
  43. Gail
    2 years ago

    Hi again! 🙂 sorry i asked pa in your Masbate blog abt what cam u r using. too late when i saw this post. =D
    But super thank you for the info 🙂

    Reply
  44. rob
    1 year ago

    Hi po, just wanna ask if you have any suggestion for INTERCHANGEABLE lens camera na medyo latest ung model pero affordable. either sony or fujifilm po. Thanks 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      I love Sony A6000. But baka they have better cameras na now! 🙂

      Reply
  45. Mirz
    1 year ago

    HI LAUREEN! JUST WANNA KNOW WAT KIND OF CAMERA DID YOU USE WHEN YOU WERE AT JAPAN POKEMON STORE FEATURED AT KMJS? LOOKS VERY COOL AND HANDY. BTW, KUDOS TO SHARING YOUR WORLD TO US! WITH YOUR BLOGS, I FEEL AS IF I AM ABLE TO ENJOY YOUR JOURNIES FIRST HAND THANKS!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      iPhone camera lang!!! 😀

      Reply
  46. YNAH NICOLAS
    1 year ago

    IS THIS STILL YOUR PHOTO OP WEAPON today? i’m planning to buy fuji xa2 this week but this one is tempting me /because it’s laureen uy’s cam hahaha helpppp…

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      Not anymore. I now use a Panasonic LX100!

      Reply
  47. YNAH
    1 year ago

    eto padin ba gamit mo until now?

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      Not anymore 🙂

      Reply
  48. Shiella mae
    7 months ago

    after niyo po magtake ng picture gumamit po ba kau vsco cam for editiing ?

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      7 months ago

      I use Afterlight 😉

      Reply
  49. HANNAH
    2 months ago

    Hi, is this the camera you use until now ? 😊

    Reply

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