Camera equipment

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.


13 thoughts on “Camera equipment

  1. Put on your long lens for a week and take your photos. See how they change your perspective. I have only a 55-200 lens on my Nikon. I tried a regular lens that I barrowed from my son, but gave it back. I love the perspective of the long lens. It also saves a lot of cropping and makes your photos much sharper as a result!


  2. Your comment about “how you use your camera” appealed to me. I use an old camera without some of the extra bells and whistles, but I still enjoy experiencing nature and my travel destinations through a camera lens.

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  3. Choice equipment. No doubt, your camera isn’t “used to” being the subject of a photo, hence the lens cap, hiding its embarrassment.

    My late grandfather was really into photography too, but after a particularly old school fashion, with film and everything. Actually, he had a darkroom in his basement to develop the film too. He’s been gone for several years now, and no doubt the photo resources available to us would astound him.

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    1. That’s so true. Photos have lost its value, in my opinion. Because it is very easy nowadays to take a ‘breathtaking’ picture. If your camera is expensive if enough, it will get the job done.
      Ansal Adams is a huge inspiration, because what he achieved using only film is out of this world.

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      1. Adams was a master of the genre. wasn’t he? I have a few of his prints in the living room, above the couch.

        Admittedly, I rely too heavily on my equipment (and on the ease of deleting copious mistakes), and lack the artistic knack for photography that people like you, my grandfather and Adams had/have.


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