My photography journey started at the end of 2013, and it started with a Blackberry.
I started to like taking pictures and a few months later I made a barter trade with my aunt for her old camera. The sd card only allowed me to take around 100 pictures, but I went crazy. I photographed everything I could. It was an Olympus E 500 with a standard 18-55mm kit lens.
A year later my dad bought me a Nikon D3100, which I still use today. For 5 years I only took pictures with the standard kit lens(18-55mm). Because the lens is so diverse, there are so many things you can do with it. I also received a 70-300mm which I rarely use. I’ve only used it a few times when we went to Namibia. It’s a great lens for wildlife photography.
Around a year ago I started to fall in love with pictures taken with a 35mm. I googled a few prices and decided I need to save up for one. At the time I did real estate photography and it paid very well and a month later I had my new toy.
It is the cutest little lens you’ll ever see. But don’t let it fool you. This little thing packs a punch. The quality of the lens is astounding! It still baffles me.
And that’s it. With my basic camera equipment, I’ve taken over a hundred thousand pictures. I’ve also taken photos for Mercedes-Benz and made a video for Redbull and Adidas. My point is that it’s not about your camera or the equipment, it’s how you use it.