I frequently get asked how I take my photos and what equipment I use, so I thought I'd write it all down. People often ask which camera I use and how I edit my photos. You can find the answers below. If you still have some unanswered questions feel free to send me a DM on Instagram or Facebook or contact me via email.
I currently use a Nikon D750. Older photos were taken with a Nikon D7200 or even with a Nikon D3000. My behind the scenes are taken with my phone.
When I photograph my guinea pigs I use the following lenses the most:
📷 50mm f1.4
📷 85mm f1.4
📷 135mm f1.8
📷 Reflective screen
To edit my photos I use Adobe Photoshop CC. I always use the Instagram editor to give the photo a final touch. Sometimes it needs a bit more brightness or contrast when you view it on your phone. Keep in mind that your photos will always look different depending on which screen you're viewing your work on.
Upgrading equipment will not automatically mean your photos will improve.
Something I tell everyone is: get to know the basics of photography. Know what iso, aperture and shutterspeed do and read about composition.
Besides the photography basics YOU are the most important: the photographer. Your creativity, choices and ideas are the things that make your photographs unique.
Invest in lenses
Did you do the above and are you ready to upgrade? I would personally recommend to invest in lenses. Lenses are more important than a camera body. Think about what you want to photograph and buy a lens that will help you do that. Not sure what to buy? Ask advice at a photography store or rent a lens or camera before you buy it.
Go to a photography store
If you are thinking about buying a new camera go to a photography store. They can advice you wonderfully when you tell them what you would like to photograph. Hold the camera in your hands to feel if the camera is not too heavy or large for your hands. Check if the buttons are in a reachable place for your fingers. Also have a look at the camera menu, ask which lenses are available for the camera you're looking at and just ask a lot of questions! Try to save some budget for a good lens as well.
Just because I shoot with an Nikon does not mean you should too! Technology has developed so much in the past years. Maybe you want to go for a mirrorless camera or for an entirely different brand. Research a lot and go to a store where they can help you properly.
I have written a Guinea Pig Photography guide if you're interested in learning about photographing guinea pigs specifically.
If you're interested in a 1 to 1 workshop in photographing or editing feel free to shoot me a message.
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