Answering Your Questions: Photography
By Jodi: What kind of lenses do you have for your camera?
A lot! I shot this photo using my iPhone so you can see all of them lined up (the list is in no particular order).
- Nikkor 18-105mm
- Tamron 70-300mm
- Sigma 10-20mm
- Nikkor 18-55mm
- Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro
- Nikkor 50mm 1.8
- Nikkor 85mm 1.8
- Nikkor 35mm 1.8
By Cat: what’s your favorite camera lens and why?
I don’t have a strict favorite just because I work with prime lenses (single focal length) so each have their purpose, that being said I am totally loving my 35mm f/1.8 right now. With it getting dark at 5pm I don’t have a lot of natural light to work with and this enables me to shoot wide open, also the focal length is more like a 50mm on my crop sensor (Nikon D90) which makes it just lovely for self-portraits, photos of my boys, and indoor shots as well! It also was a very affordable lens too!
By Jennifer: How did you get started in photography?
I can’t really remember! I started out with a 110 film camera (sadly ALL the photos I shot up until I was 18 years old are missing/stolen ugh) but I suppose I started taking it SERIOUSLY after I had my oldest son.
By Jennifer: How did you decide on a Nikon camera vs. Cannon?
I compared peoples photos. I liked the colors that Nikon was getting out of camera over Canon and the Nikon bodies just FEEL better in my hands.
By Lise: My sister recently graduated as a photographer and it’s really hard to get a job in Canada’s capitol city (Ottawa). Any good advice for a fellow photographer?
Ah this I have no advice for as I’ve never done photography on a professional level but hopefully someone will see this and leave some suggestions!
By Renee: I *am* curious as to what you recommend as far as lens cleaning kits & hoods go.
I rarely use a lens hood however I do like the flexible rubber lens hoods. Lens cleaning? My husband cleans my lens for me! I’m rough on my gear (which drives him crazy!) so he uses a microfiber cloth to remove any dust or lint that my rocket blower leaves behind.
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