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.

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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!

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  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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