I must admit that I used to be a very lazy photographer, I loved to take hundreds of photos at home, on holiday, birthdays and family events, but I rarely did anything with them, I didn’t even get them all developed, edited even, and quite frankly they were not very good. When I made the switch to digital at first it was just cheap instant type cameras. But, that has now all changed. I bought a new DSLR, I started learning, I started doing challenges, to well, challenge myself, little did I know when I started this then, what a profound change it would all have on me and my photographic and editing skills.
Push yourself to go beyond your limitations and boundaries, you will surprise yourself. Here are some more recent images
Togs (Photographers) are often very curious about what everyone else is using, there seems to be an ongoing rivalry between two particular brands, I do not really go into that sort of thing much, I brought my cameras based on reviews and my needs, but I do love them.
- Nikon D5300 DSLR
- 18-55mm Nikkor Kit lens
- 50mm Nikkor Prime lens
- 52mm Circular ND adjustable filter
- 52mm, 72mm UV Filter
- 52mm circular polarizer filter
- 52mm – 72mm step up ring to fit ICE1000ND filter
Then I slowly added
- 18-200mm Nikkor Lens
- 72mm UV Filter
- 72mm ND ICE100 filter
- 72mm circular polarizer filter
- Velbon Sherpa 200R 1.8m tripod
- Reverse macro ring to suit basic kit lens
- Lowepro backpack 15L
Then moved to (still have all of the above)
- Nikon D7100 camera
- 18-300mm Nikkor Lens
- 90mm Tamron Macro Lens
- 10-24mm f3.5 Sigma Wide Angle
- 82mm UV filter
- 82mm Circular Polariser filter
- 82mm ICE1000 ND Filter
- Manfrotto Tripod 190L with head
- Lowepro Backpack 25L
- Format Hitech Colby Brown Landscape Kit
- Nikon AFS DX 35mm F/1.8 Lens
- Nikon AFS DX 16-85mm lens
- Vanguard Alta Pro Tripod
- Camfi Wi-Fi Adaptor – This died and was replaced, but died again, I gave up on it.
- Olympus TG4 Underwater Camera
It’s getting to be quite a lot to lug around, but anytime I leave something at home, I go looking for it!
Then in September 2017, I made the jump to Mirrorless I went for the Sony a7ii, smaller, lighter and less ‘stuff’ to lug around.
- Sony a7ii Mirrorless camera
- Sony SEL2870 28-70mm zoom Lens – E-mount 35mm
- Sony 50mm Prime – E-mount 35mm
- Sony 18-200mm Zoom cropped sensor lens