For the most part, if you are a full-pledged blogger, a camera will always be something you invest in. I have always believed that in anything in life, when you have something that is fruitful and provides, you should invest. And as a blogger, apart from investing in your site domain and layout, good photography gear is the next thing that should take priority.
if winter has the courage to turn into spring, who says i can’t bloom just the same…
BUT. I also believe that these are just simple tools to help you create images. The main thing to invest in is practicing the art of photography and developing your creative eye. You may have all the expensive gear in the world but if you do not know anything about using them to their full potential, then it is basically useless. So yes, your gear is just half the story. So no matter how many times you ask about what gears are being used in capturing those amazing photographs, what settings or editing tools or applications where used, it really does not matter as much if you do not know anything about how to properly set your camera, adjust the exposure and compose the image. It also won’t exactly be the same because photography is all about our vision and what I see can never be exactly the same as what you see. It is subjective and that is ok. It is what makes individuality great and special. I believe in being our own creator. I believe in our own vision. And I believe that with the right tools, the knowledge and the passion to learn and explore our own creativity and style, we can definitely create images that are not only beautiful but also speaks volumes of who we are.
So don’t get so caught up in what others use, but rather take inspiration and bloom on your own.
In any case, I am always asked about my gear so here goes. I am a devoted Canon user but my first camera was a Nikon back when I was 7 years old – yes, I have been taking photographs ever since I was a little girl. I have also used Sony cameras (Sony Alpha A900 – the first full frame camera produced by Sony back in 2008) and a few FujiFilm cameras.
- Canon 5D Mark 3 + Canon 7D
- Canon 85mm F1.2 lens
- Canon 50mm F1.2 lens
- Canon 17-35mm F4 lens
- Canon 70-200mm F2.8 lens
- Canon EOS M6 + 15-45mm lens
- FujiFilm XPro1 with Fujinon 18-55 F2.8 lens + 35mm F2.8 lens
- GoPro Hero 4
Oh and yes, I do use my Iphone from time to time ?