One of the questions I seem to be asked the most is what camera and lenses I use for my photos. I only recently got my first ever DSLR (I had previously been using a digital camera and my iPhone for my blog photos), and it’s totally changed my photography game. You definitely don’t need to invest a lot of money into a DSLR as a blogger, but if you love photography the way that I do then I’d totally recommend it.
The camera body that I use is the Canon EOS 1300D – which is basically a starter DSLR, making it a lot cheaper than most. I didn’t want to go for something really expensive right off the bat as it felt unnecessary, so I opted for one that was still really good, and something that I could build on with lenses, but wouldn’t cost me one of my major organs.
I absolutely love this camera – it’s really easy to use and gives such professional quality photos. You can choose which settings you want to change manually, or you can have the camera set everything automatically for you if you aren’t sure what you’re doing – it’s brilliant.
As it’s a DSLR you automatically get that blurry background that everybody seems to obsess over (including myself), and you can easily change the aperture to determine just how blurry you want the background to be. I can’t recommend this camera enough, if you want to get into DSLR’s then definitely give this a try.
The first lens I have is the kit lens, which is an 18-55mm. You automatically get this with the body, and it’s actually a really great lens to shoot with.
I use this lens a lot for close-up portraiture and product shots – it’s probably my most-used lens because it’s perfect for everything. I also love travelling with this because it’s not too big or heavy, and it gives me everything I need.
I think you could probably stick with this lens as a beginner and be pretty happy with the variety of shots you could achieve – it captures everything in such great quality too and I’m always in love with the result.
The other lens I have is the 75-300mm – a long range lens which is perfect for full body shots. You can get the most amazing bokeh with this lens, and I absolutely love how the background looks when I shoot with this.
This has quickly become my favourite lens, and I’m obsessed with it for mid/long range shots. The photos it gives makes me feel like a total pro – which is far from the truth – and it’s definitely worth having if you’re planning on taking a lot of outfit shots.
It’s also a great lens to have if you’re an animal (specifically birds) photographer, as you can get really zoomed in and take such detailed photographs.
So that’s the equipment I use for my photography – I absolutely love all of the things I use, and even though it’s not the most expensive equipment, I think it performs extremely well. I’m trying to hold back on buying more lenses though – it seriously becomes an addiction!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments if you found this helpful and what photography tips you’d like to see me write about next! See you next time,