What Cameras Do Your Fave Instagram Stars Use?

So, you want to take amazing pictures, travel the world, and get paid to do it?!  Sounds pretty incredible, eh?  And yet, travel bloggers, influencers, & content creators are popping up all over the world, helping brands promote themselves in a more organic & inspiring way.  Photographers such as Travis Burke & Kiersten of The Blonde Abroad were some of the first I started following; they introduced me to this new world.  In this post, “What Cameras Do Your Fave Instagram Stars Use,” I’ve researched to find out what camera gear the pros are using.

And everything I’ve found out is below… 

These cameras run the gamut in price ($550-2,000+), but there should be an option for every budget.

What Camera Does Travis Burke Use?

Travis Burke is one of the most highly accomplished photographers on Instagram, & consistently produces AMAZING, awe-inspiring images.  With 817,000 followers, & clients such as National Geographic, Go Pro, Red Bull, & Outside Magazine ~ he definitely knows how to take a shot that sells. 

Travis Burke’s current cameras are: 1) Sony a7RII, with a 16-35mm f/4 lens, & 2)  GoPro Hero6, with a 3-way mount.  The GoPro is a cheaper way to go here, but if you’re looking to become a commercial photographer ~ the Sony a7Rii is a favorite among the pro photographer crowd.

What Cameras Do Your Fave Instagram Stars Use, Girl Who Travels the World

Shot by Travis Burke, on a Go Pro 6.

Sony A7R11 Digital Camera

$3,198.00

 

Go Pro Hero 6

$399.00

 

Go Pro 3-Way Mount

$68.00

 

What Camera Does The Blonde Abroad Use?

The Blonde Abroad is the first travel blogger I started following.  Her images consistently inspire, as does her travel blog: she started blogging before a lot of people even knew what it was!  She has 530,000 followers on Instagram, designs her own swimsuits & sandals, & has brand partnerships with Disneyland, Olay, Herbal Essences, & Hotwire ~ to name just a few.  She also hosts women’s retreats in her new home base of South Africa, where she teaches other women how to up their photography game.  She’s overall major inspiration!

Kiersten’s (aka The Blonde Abroad’s) camera of choice is a Fuji X-T1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with an 18-55mm, 2.8-4 Lens.

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Photo by Kiersten Rich, of The Blonde Abroad.

Fujifilm X-TI Digital

$1,499.00

 

Fujifilm Zoom Lens

$699.00

 

What Camera Does Ever Changing Horizon Use?

Quin Schrock, aka @everchanginghorizon on Instagram, produces images that consistently amaze me.  When you look through his gallery, he’s somehow managed to capture one “WOW” moment after another.  He often photos Jess Wandering, another Instagram superstar, & between the two of them ~ they have over 1.3 MILLION followers.  His clients include Apple, Sony, Alaska Airlines, & the Travel Channel. 

Ever Changing Horizon uses the exact same lens as Travis Burke: a Sony a7Rii, with a 16-35mm Lens.

What Cameras Do Your Fave Instagram Stars Use? Girl Who Travels the World, Quin, Ever Changing Horizon

Photo by Quin Schrock, @everchanginghorizon


Sony a7Rii

$1,998.00

 

Sony 16-35mm Lens

$2,248.00

 

What Camera Does Chelsey Rose Use?

Next up comes one of my good friends, who also happens to be a professional photographer: Chelsey Rose (on Instagram as @chlc_rose).  Both from the Palm Springs area, we recently went out to Joshua Tree & had some major fun shooting in the desert.  Her clients have included the U.S. Military & Old Navy, has a photography company in St. Louis & is starting another one in L.A. ~ & she is literally one of the most creative people I know! 

Chelsey shoots with a Canon 7D, & a 24-70mm, 2.8 lens.  

What Cameras Do Your Fave Instagram Stars Use? Girl WHo Travels the World, Chelsey Rose

Chelsey Rose shot by me, on my IPhone, at the Palm Springs windmills.

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Photo by @chlc_rose, on her Canon 7D

Canon 7D

$1,106.00

Canon 24-70mm Lens

What Camera Does Vagablonde Laura Use?

If you’re new to the travel photography game, & aren’t 100% sure this is your lifelong passion ~ you may want to use the camera Vagablonde Laura is using.  You can find her on Instagram with over 130,000 followers, & she recently wrote a highly informative article about camera gear for those new to photography.  She uses a Sony a5100, which will set you back about $550 (less than an IPhone)!  Her images are still incredible.  

What Cameras Do Your Fave Instagram Stars Use? Girl Who Travels the World, Vagablonde Laura

Photo by Vagablonde Laura, of FunLifeCrisis.com

 

Sony a5100

$548.00

What Cameras Do Your Fave Instagram Stars Use?

I hope this post, “What Cameras Do Your Fave Instagram Stars Use,” has been useful ~ especially if you’re thinking about getting into travel photography.  Also, DON’T underestimate the power of your phone: all my recent Instagram shots have been taken with an IPhone 8 Plus (including the shot below), & I’m more than happy with it!  I’ve been able to work with several companies, simply by using my IPhone.

Hiking Iconic Mirador Las Torres on a Budget, Girl Who Travels the World

The world-famous end to the Mirador Las Torres hike, in Torres del Paine, Chile. Shot on my IPhone.

But, if you REALLY want to get serious about getting paid to create content, then I’d highly recommend investing in some better gear.  Let me know what you decide in the comments…& happy photographing! 

xoxo Noelia 

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