I’ve always enjoyed photography. I love capturing moments in time and having those to look back on as the years go by.
I decided to make a business out of my passion in 2016. I knew a had a lot to learn, so I got busy!
I read articles.
I watched youTube tutorials.
I joined Facebook groups about photography.
I read all the questions people had and learned from them.
I studied how to start a business.
I practiced my craft every chance I got.
It was a LOT but I was motivated. It’s not something you can do overnight!
I ALWAYS get questions about my photography. My #1 question is about the gear that I use, which i include below.
FAQ #1 - What kind of camera do you use?
My most-asked question! The options are many when it comes to camera bodies. There are crop sensor cameras, full frame cameras, mirrorless cameras…. etc. Do your research on the options and decide which one is best for your needs and budget! Since I use my camera for business, I opted for a full frame camera that can endure all kinds of weather.
I have a Canon 6D. I started out with only a 50mm 1.8 Canon lens. This is a GREAT starter lens that can be used with a crop sensor camera OR a full frame. It’s very affordable and I always recommend this as a first lens. You can get great results with it and it’s a great quality lens that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg!
As I have grown my lens arsenal, I’ve added a Canon 17-40mm 4.0 which is great for landscapes, an 85mm 1.8 that I love for portraits, and a Sigma Art 35mm 1.4 which I use a lot for day to day documenting and lifestyle shots.
Now that I travel so much, I would love to get the Canon 24-70mm 2.8. I feel like I could use this one lens alone to do pretty much everything I need to do, and lessen the load of carrying around multiple lenses!
You’ll need to get several memory cards to keep on hand, a tripod if you want to do low light/night photography or take selfies, and having a remote comes in handy too! I’ll link the gear I have mentioned below.