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Picture Perfect Charleston

FOCAL POINT

Charleston is infinitely beautiful. With her confection colored historic homes, flickering carriage lanterns, and soul-stirring landscape of ancient oaks draped in moss, undulating coastal dunes, and serpentine saltmarshes, the city doubles as a photographer’s muse. Just ask the creative team from Bergdorf Goodman who recently selected Charleston as the backdrop for a 28-page high fashion spread in BG magazine. How many locations can you can identify in this behind-the-scenes look at their weeklong shoot?

THE RIGHT “LIGHT”

Unless you are a pro photographer, chances are you don’t want to tote a heavy DSLR around town while on vacation. But Charleston’s dazzling details practically beg to be photographed. Check out these three lightweight options that will help transform your fuzzy smart phone photos into clear, vivid keepsake images.

The Polaroid iZone syncs with smartphones and fits in the palm of your hand. Take this pocket-sized camera with its pastel stripes to Charleston’s famed Rainbow Row.

Clip the 4-in-1 Lens from Olloclip onto your smartphone for instant access to wide-angle, 10x macro, 15x macro, and fish-eye lens options. Take this tiny accessory out to eat and see what the fish-eye lens does to your next #EEEEEats Instagram post.

If sight of a selfie stick makes you shutter but snapping self-portraits is your pastime, you need the sleek Shuttr remote control. Hands-free selfies from up to 30 feet away are now your destiny.

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