What Equipment I use to Take my Photos
International Camera Day
So apparently world camera day is a thing, so I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about the camera equipment that I’ve used over the years to take my photos. If you’re just getting into photography, I would really recommend using what is readily available to you and only buying things that you really, really need when taking your photos. When you’re first starting out, you don’t need one of those super expensive professional cameras. You can real just use your phone!
Cameras I’ve used:
iPhone 7 Plus Camera
I’ve actually only been using an actual DSLR for about a year, but for the longest time I literally just used the camera on my phone. The camera quality of apple products (and other devices, obviously, but I haven’t owned them!) is actually getting pretty good these days, and if you’re just starting out a phone is great to practise on! There’s also a ton of great photo editing apps available to you on a phone too.
Canon EOS 200D
This time last year, I decided that I wanted to start using a DSLR because I wanted to start using Lightroom to edit my photos. Eventually I want to upgrade, but I wanted to get an entry level one first to practise. So far I have no complaints! The body is super small which makes it easy to transport. I don’t know where I’d be without it, it’s my baby.
Lenses I’ve Used:
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III Lens
This is the kit lens of the 50mm and is a pretty great starter lens. If you do a lot of portrait stuff or are just taking a good ol’ flatlay, this is a great lens for you.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4l
I freaking LOVE this lens. It’s my absolute favourite lens. You can get A LOT wider with this than the 50mm, so is great for travel photography. All of my May photos have been taken with this lens, and all of my travel photos from now on will be taken with this.
I actually don’t really use tripods, but I would recommend getting one if you do a lot of stop motions. I just have a really cheap one on amazon!
External Camera Clicker:
These are great if you take photos on your own, or again for stop motions! You can get an app on your phone for canon cameras which allows you to take photos on the camera from your phone connected via Bluetooth. Way back when I used my phone, the tripod I used came with a clicker which connected to your phone by Bluetooth. They’re pretty handy!
So that’s it, not that complicated. Let me know what you use.