So here’s the first post as a result from your wishes that I previously asked about. A lot of people ask me about what kind of camera gear I use for my photos on the blog so here we go:
When I first moved to Paris (in February 2012) I used a Nikon D3100 with a 35mm f/1.8 lens. So all the photos taken between the period of February 2012 to January 2013 are taken with that camera and lens unless stated otherwise. For beginners in photography (or for someone who don’t like to lug around a super heavy camera but still want good photos) I can really recommend this camera.
I got my new camera (which is the one I use today), a Canon EOS 5D Mark II in November last year for my birthday and have shot all my photos with this one since I arrived in January 2013. I got this camera since I’ve evolved as a photographer but also since I’ve started to do photography on a professional level. No, it’s not the most handy camera out there I’m afraid (I wouldn’t recommend it to beginners), it weighs a lot and it’s really big to lug around town but now that I need it, I don’t mind all that much. Although I would looove to be able to wear smaller bags sometimes… With this camera I use three different lenses: a 35mm f/2.0, 50mm f/1.4 (which I use for most of my photos) and a 85mm f/1.8.
When talking about camera equipment and photography I can’t help but to mention this little story that I found through Carla: “A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door the host said ‘I love your photos — they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ He said nothing until the dinner was finished, then ‘ That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.” - Sam Haskins
So many people think that just because you’re buying a certain camera your photos are suddenly going to come out gorgeously perfect. And that’s not the case. It takes practice just like with anything else. I have the same camera now as many of my absolute favourite photographers but that doesn’t mean I can take the same amazing photos. There’s so much more to the story. So if you’re looking for a new camera I would suggest doing some research to find the camera that suits you the best!