What Equipment do I use when I take photos professionally?

What Equipment do I use when I take photos professionally?

I often get asked about my career in photography and the camera I use. So, today I’d like to introduce you to what I usually work with.

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.

I bought a Nikon D7100 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. In 2019 I replaced this camera with a mirrorless Nikon Z6.

 

 

1. Photography Equipment

Nikon Z6

 

 

NIKON Z6

After shooting with a Nikon D750 for a while, the Z6 is my new workhorse since Mid 2019. The image quality, dynamic range and high ISO shooting are what brought me across. I went with this camera over the Nikon Z7 because 42MP is overkill for what I need. So far I’m not disappointed.

 

 

 

Sigma Art 50mm 1.4

 

 

Sigma Art 50mm 1.4

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.

 

 

 

Sigma Art 85mm 1.4

 

 

Sigma Art 85mm 1.4

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.

 

 

 

 

Tamron 15-30mm 2.8

 

 

Tamron 15-30mm 2.8 VC

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Rollei C6i Carbon

 

Rollei C6i Carbon

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

Coming soon…

 

 

 

3. Camera and Photo Storage

Coming soon…

 

 

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