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5 Must Have Items To Help You Get Picture Perfect Shots

Travelling soon?  Here are some of the must-haves for great shots anytime, anywhere


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(Photo: Nikon)

What we use: Nikon D5500

Why we like it: For our debut overseas fashion week, we worked with Nikon Singapore to capture the best of the runway. DSLRs may be tricky to use, but the 24.2 megapixel DX-format D5500 made capturing shots of models moving down the runway and celebrity wefies, a breeze.

Why it stands out: The WiFi enabled camera made it convenient to transfer photos directly from the camera to the phone. The vari-angle LCD monitor has touch-screen control and intelligent eye-sensor for optimized image review. All you have to do is to open up the Nikon WMU camera app, select the photos and transfer them over to your phone.



(Photo: Apple)

What we use: Apple iPhone 6S

Why we like it: Few things are handier than an Apple iPhone 6S to capture fleeting moments. We used iMovie extensively for video editing and the camera took fantastic selfies with its Slo-Mo and Time Lapse functions.

Why it stands out: During fashion shows, we recorded soundbites using Voice Memos, and experiences were captured on 4K video mode for recaps. The Peek and Pop function also made checking emails easier on-the-go.



(Photo: Miniso)

What we use: Miniso Mini Wired Selfie Stick

Why we like it: All we had to do was to place the selfie stick’s cord into the aux cord opening, and with a press of the button, take crystal clear and sharp images.

Why it stands out: With a wallet friendly price tag of $3.90, this selfie stick was truly useful during fashion week.



(Photo: Mi)

What we use: Mi Power Bank 10,00mAh

Why we like it: Running out of battery is one of the worst things that can happen when you’re doing on-ground reporting. With the Mi Power Bank 10,00mAh, our gadgets lasted through an entire day of jam-packed activities. Its business card size and sleek aluminium finish also makes it a fashionable addition to our get-up.

Why it stands out: It’s water and corrosion resistant! Best of all, it requires less than four hours to fully charge a phone up to six times.



(Photo: Raden)

What we use: Raden Smart Luggage

Why we like it: Not only does this the Raden Smart Luggage ($400) have charging ports for our gadgets on-the-go, it also comes in seven colours and a myriad of finishes. With 360-degree turning wheels, its lightweight yet hardy frame easily survived New York’s bumpy floors.

Why it stands out: Besides being tech-savvy, its Makrolon polycarbonate body makes it a sturdy stool. We stood on the luggage at the photographer’s’ podium to get a better view of the runway, without fear of it breaking.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 162, September 30 – October 6, 2016, with the headline ‘Picture Perfect Shots’.