Interested in knowing what equipment I use?
It took me a long time to build up my equipment. I’ve bought and sold quite a few lenses. The ones I’ve kept are the ones I love!
My main camera body right now is the Nikon D850! It’s a great camera. I prefer it to my Nikon D750s which I used for years. I find the skin tones to be much more flattering and the sharpness is excellent!
I have two Nikon D750s. I always bring backup equipment! I’ve never needed to use it but it’s comforting to know it’s there.
My favorite lens is my Nikon 85mm f/1.8
My second favorite lens is my Nikon 70-200 f/2.8
For weddings and traveling I often use my Nikon 24- 70 f/2.8 because it’s so versatile. I don’t think it creates the prettiest of images so I prefer to only use it when I need a wide shot.
For around the house I love to use my 50mm f/1.8. This lens is the least expensive one I own but it’s tack sharp and creates beautiful images! It’s also light weight and a great focal length. This is the lens I recommend for new photographers.
I also have a Sigma 50 f/1.4 lens! It creates beautiful images but it’s larger and heavier than the little Nikon 50 f/1.8. I use the Sigma at sessions or when I don’t mind the heaviness. I use the Nikon 50 f/1.8 when I’m traveling and need something lightweight.
I use an Nikon 105 f/2.8 for macro shots like details on a wedding day. Sometimes I use it for portraits, too, and it does a fantastic job!
My least used lens is my Nikon 35mm f/1.8. It’s a great lens but I tend to use my Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 when I need a wide lens. I do love how it’s lightweight and creates a playful effect in the photos! I use it for lifestyle sessions and everyday shots around the home of my kids 🙂
I always use two Lexar SDHC cards in my camera so I have two sets of images just in case a memory card were to have an issue.
I get asked a lot about point and shoot cameras. I haven’t tested them but I’ve heard excellent things about the Sony DSC-RX100. It’s 20 megamixels and has wonderful reviews. If I were shopping for a camera under $500 that’s probably the one I would get.