Several people have asked me questions about my camera gear & equipment, so I thought it’d be nice to share what I use most often on an everyday basis. Hope this helps!
My DSLR itself is a Nikon D3200. It’s a nice, basic starter camera that I received 2 years ago. This model is a cropped sensor camera (as opposed to a full-frame – read about the difference here). Though I like it and it feels comfortable in my hand, I now wish that I got one with a swivel screen and would looove to upgrade to a full-frame. But since I don’t have a couple thousand $$$ to drop…some day! For now, I try to work with what I have. On days when I wish for what I do not have, I am forced to remind myself that it’s not all about the equipment but the composition.
Along with the camera body, my DSLR kit also came with 2 zoom lenses, 18-55mm and 55-200mm. The one that I use on an every day basis is the 18-55mm lens.
It zooms allll the way out (at 18mm), which appeals to me since I love taking wide, landscape shots, but it can also zoom in (to 55mm) so that I could make a portrait if I wanted to.
The other lens that I use quite often is my Nikon 35mm prime lens.
A prime lens doesn’t zoom in and out, so it’s smaller and lighter. It also has a larger maximum aperture (f/1.8) so it can let in more light. Thus, I almost always use this one in low-light situations (indoors, night photography). Another advantage of this larger aperture is that I can blur the background, which comes in handy during portrait shoots.
Carry it All in Style
Of course I have to look stylish when I’m toting around my camera! Last summer, I decided to invest in a Jo Totes Siena bag.
To me, it was a worthwhile investment because it’s my go-to camera bag when I’m out and about. It can fit my camera+ lens, wallet, phone, chapstick, and even a small water bottle! I’m just sad that I banged/scratched it so much from all the use! You can see me wear this bag in just about every picture…
That’s it! Those are my everyday photography essentials. I tote my camera & shiz around in the Siena bag and may lug around an extra lens, depending on what I want to shoot. So, readers! Was this information helpful? Would you like to see more photography-related posts where I share more of my knowledge?
What is your everyday camera gear? Do you like it (or not)?
Thanks for reading!
(I wanted to mention that this post was not sponsored. These are the products that I use and like and hope that other people would benefit from my experiences.)