THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE.

a street fashion story from VAMFF 2016.

Like most photographers I have two cameras that are used daily – my serious I’m a photographer Canon 5D Mark 3, and my can’t put it down, currently have 16,000 photo’s on it, mobile phone camera. It’s an understatement to say I take a lot of photos… and always have my phone in reach for those quick snaps, mostly for Instagram, of the wardrobe, the desk and of course the selfie!

Last week while at VAMFF, I was lucky enough to get my hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. After hearing wild reviews from a photographer friend that the camera was seriously next level, I was really excited to see the kind of street fashion images I could produce. I’ve never attempted to shoot street fashion on anything but my Canon before, I excitedly and nervously began to explore and shoot half of my images on my new Samsung phone.

Warning … if you read pass point I will be going through all the things I love about my new favourite camera. If you’re more into fashion then technology, feel free to skip to the beautiful people in the pictures it produces below. But know, that this is a game changer and maybe the one piece of technology you should have on you at all times this year. x

Don’t worry I’ll keep it pretty short…

The first thing I noticed was how sharp the images were. Next level was a total understatement, as I zoomed into the shots I’d just taken in low light the images were ultra sharp. At multiple times throughout the week I’d have to stop shooting on my Canon because the light was too low and then to my amazement I could continue to shoot people on my phone!

Normally shooting with a long lens you don’t get a lot of the context or background as it’s mostly blurred, but shooting with the Galaxy S7 the backgrounds complete the picture. A much wider lens meant I had to think about where I placed people more, but the results are amazing. I love how much of the Melbourne Museum precinct the below images show.

There are quite a few camera options and modes. These range from Auto, which to be honest, I shot all the below images on, due to fashion week time constraints and switching between two cameras.Pro, which I can not wait to play with this week and allows you to control everything, including exposure compensation, aperture, ISO, white balance and focal points. Selective Focus, which will allow me to create blurred backgrounds and continue shooting with my signature aesthetic … and many more. Watch out on our Instagram to see more images shot using these features.

… So in an attempt to wrap up my longest written post ever, please enjoy the images and fashion below. Thank you to all the beautiful people who didn’t laugh at me while I was taking your picture on my phone, with my other massive camera under my arm.

If you have any questions about the phone or photography in general please ask away.

Liz x

#SocialMedia and #Camera obsessed, do yourself a favour and buy this phone here.

A Levi's Canadian tuxedo on a blonde babe complete with bun and patches, a simple statement. 

A Levi's Canadian tuxedo on a blonde babe complete with bun and patches, a simple statement. 

Cognac suede and vintage denim - a perfect match.

Cognac suede and vintage denim - a perfect match.

Cream playsuit with gold accents and black piping. A minimal look that speaks volume.

Cream playsuit with gold accents and black piping. A minimal look that speaks volume.

The DIY satin slip dress of my dreams paired with a black nike rifts, silver sunglasses and platnum blonde locks. 

The DIY satin slip dress of my dreams paired with a black nike rifts, silver sunglasses and platnum blonde locks. 

High waisted pants + baker hat. Not many men can wear a high waisted pant, but Jared is one.

High waisted pants + baker hat. Not many men can wear a high waisted pant, but Jared is one.

I liked the proportion of these pants, cropped, but with black socks which created a great illusion/aesthetic. I also love the tan tones which are all slight variations of each other.

I liked the proportion of these pants, cropped, but with black socks which created a great illusion/aesthetic. I also love the tan tones which are all slight variations of each other.

Lurex knit and double print. Such a daring combination that works so well on Bernadette.

Lurex knit and double print. Such a daring combination that works so well on Bernadette.

Tee + cotton dress with red print bag. I was attracted to the accents of colour in this look, but also loved the simple layers and cropped bob. 

Tee + cotton dress with red print bag. I was attracted to the accents of colour in this look, but also loved the simple layers and cropped bob. 

Volumn and contrast. Knit, leather, cotton. A flawless monochrome model off duty look.

Volumn and contrast. Knit, leather, cotton. A flawless monochrome model off duty look.

Ponytail + spaghetti straps on this model off duty, Saasha

Ponytail + spaghetti straps on this model off duty, Saasha

The patchwork trend just got better with these Gorman jeans. I love all the cocktail / pool party / barbie motifs. 

The patchwork trend just got better with these Gorman jeans. I love all the cocktail / pool party / barbie motifs. 

I love the colour of the Native New Yorker embroidery, very peachy keen + paired with a friend in Tommy Jeans - these girls were super cute. 

I love the colour of the Native New Yorker embroidery, very peachy keen + paired with a friend in Tommy Jeans - these girls were super cute. 

This white ensemble is such a celebration of embellishment + texture. In a creamy white palette, I love how clean and minimal Alexia feels. 

This white ensemble is such a celebration of embellishment + texture. In a creamy white palette, I love how clean and minimal Alexia feels. 

It's all about soft layers and nude heels

It's all about soft layers and nude heels

Matching pockets. People who dress the same intentionally or unintentionally always intrigue me.

Matching pockets. People who dress the same intentionally or unintentionally always intrigue me.

Mens details. Tattoos, rings and tan tones.

Mens details. Tattoos, rings and tan tones.

A multitude of Gorman prints. I love the layering, colour and texture in these looks.

A multitude of Gorman prints. I love the layering, colour and texture in these looks.

A bold double print is always eye catching. This set styled with sneakers and socks is the perfect autumn look. Monochrome with a merlot accent. 

A bold double print is always eye catching. This set styled with sneakers and socks is the perfect autumn look. Monochrome with a merlot accent. 

Blonde ponytails and gold stars - a model pre the show. 

Blonde ponytails and gold stars - a model pre the show. 

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