Photography is something I’ve always been interested in, finally getting my first DSLR Camera for my 21st birthday. It didn’t take long before I upgraded the camera and then about 2 years ago I finally went in and got my full frame DSLR which is my baby now. I am not a ‘photographer’ in any sort of professional sense, I like to take snaps. I am lucky that I get the chance to go to live shows and take photos of some of my favourite bands, and I like to take loads of photos on holiday, plus of course there’s photos for my blog (although 90% of the time I’m never truly happy with my images). Here is some of the equipment I use on a regular basis:
Canon 6D DSLR Camera
This camera is my absolute favourite, I chose this one because it was a reasonable price for a full frame and worked reasonably well under low lighting which is incredibly important for taking photos at shows. I bought it second hand from an Ebay group which saved me a few hundred but I made sure I did my research and the camera was only a few months’ old when I got it.
Canon 24-70mm 2.8 Lens
This lens almost cost me as much as my camera and it makes the whole body so bloody heavy but I am so glad I invested in it. I wanted a decent lens for live music photography so needed a low aperture, in an ideal world I would have loved a 1.8 like my 50mm fixed lens but I wanted the choice of being able to change zoom which is what lead me to this lens. It works really well for blog photography as well as there’s a really good range.
Olympus Pen E-PL7
When I had my smaller DSLR camera I used to take that on holiday with me but with my full frame, it just isn’t all that practical for holidays and trips away so I wanted something smaller which wasn’t just a digital camera. The Olympus Pen is pretty much the blogger’s camera but I was drawn in by the fact that it’s small and easy to carry around but has the functionality like a DSLR to change functions. This pretty much comes on any holiday/ trip/ day out with me.
CN 160 LED CN-160 Panel Light
I had wanted a light for my camera which attached to the shoehorn at the top of my DSLR for ages because so many of my photos are taken at night when it’s dark (or starting to get dark) so I need artifical light. I hate using the flash on my camera as I don’t like the way it makes photos look and there’s always the risk of shadows but a constant light can be a great alternative. This was such a great price at under £30 from Amazon. You can purchase it here.