What Gear do I use when I take photos professionally?
The first DSLR I bought was the Canon 1000D in 2013. At the time it came with the kit lens, which did the job, but I soon realised it wasn’t giving me the results I wanted. I hired a lot of lenses to start with, which was actually really helpful as it gave me the opportunity to try things out and find out what I liked and what I wasn’t so keen on. I bought a Nikon D7000 in 2016, which at the time seemed a huge leap. Around that time I also started investing in lenses of my own. I knew I wanted to buy the best to start with as lenses really are an investment thats worth spending the money on. In late 2018 I decided to upgrade my camera again. I also wanted to go to a full frame camera. So ended up with a Nikon D750 – and it properly blew me away! I loved the full frame view and couldn’t get over the low light capabilities. Suddenly working at 6400 ISO was easy, without having any major issues with noise. So this is still my camera today and I love working with it.
1. Photography Equipment
This is my workhorse. The image quality, dynamic range and high ISO shooting are what brought me across. I went with this camera over the Nikon D810 because 36MP is overkill for what I need and I enjoy working with a smaller body. So far I’m not disappointed.
Lovely standard length lens, I’m a big fan of the ART series from Sigma – the quality is fantastic and these lenses can really sing. This 50mm is also my most used lens. It’s as close to the human eye as you can get. It produces beautiful distortionless images. Sometimes in architectural photography the subtly is in the detail so it’s not necessary to try and capture everything in a building or an interior space. The 50mm lens makes you think much more, about image compositions. I would always try to use it where possible.
My newest addition and my second go-to lens. I loved my 50mm so much that I just had to add this to my collection, and it certainly does not disappoint. This lens is a great performer for the price. I use it for closer portraits, when I need a little more reach, or when I want a little more separation from the background.
This wide angle, super sharp, image stabilized behemoth is the master of the dance floor and can transform a tiny hotel room into the size of an aircraft hanger at 15mm. Dangerous in the wrong hands but a secret weapon when used right.
This tripod is the newest member of my equipment family. After having owned a compact and light travel tripod for many years, I decided to buy something more stable. Rollei C6i or Rollei Rock Solid Gamma II? Since I usually walk the city, I finally chose the C6i. It’s compact and light enough. At the same time, it’s strong enough to hold my camera and wide-angle lens securely in place
2. Editing Equipment
3. Camera and Photo Storage
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