This might be the post you were waiting for all along, because I’m spilling the blogger beans all the way. If you have aspirations of becoming a blogger yourself or if you’re looking for some extra tips on photography, this is the right article for you.
As you may have noticed this blog has been undergoing a little upgrade. This involves me figuring out my own style more and more, but it also has a lot to do with camera use. When I went to Ibiza Nikon asked me to test one of their awesome cameras and because I was already a Nikon-user I really wanted to give this more professional version a go. I also got to take a few awesome lenses with me and really guys, lenses are way more important than the camera you use. Keep that in mind! To give you a better sense of what each lens does, I’ve added some clickable links below each one. Make sure to check it out so you can see the difference :).
Camera: Nikon D750
So the camera I brought with me on my travels was a Nikon D750. When you are a beginner a full frame camera like this one might be a little too much for you just yet. It has lots of buttons to press (which you probably won’t even use if you’re just starting out) and it also comes at a higher price. I started out my ‘blogging-career’ with a Nikon D530, which has a smaller sensor (DX) than the full frame sensor (FX) the D750 has. If you want to know more about the difference between the two I would recommend you to read this. Anyways, you can imagine how excited I was to be offered a chance to test this other camera and see the difference between the two. And there were so many! The one thing that I absolutely loved using the D750 is the fact that it wasn’t as heavy as I expected. Normally full frame cameras are really heavy to bring along, but this one was even lighter than my purse (haha!). I really love how it focuses and shoots in any type of light, because this can be quite challenging with my own camera. When the weather is moody, somehow the pictures never turn out the way I like them to be.
Lens: Nikon 35mm f/1.4G (AF-S Nano)
Time to talk more about the lenses I brought with me to Ibiza! So the 35mm f/1.4G is perfect to use for portrait and street style photography. It’s actually the sharpest 35 mm lens Nikon has ever produced, but this is only apparent at high apertures. The difference between this lens and the others I’ve summed up in this article is that this lens can create a large amount of bokeh (this is a blury background). This is great if you want to showcase your outfit and want to have the subject (probably you) sharp and a blurred out surrounding. You can find an example here and here.
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G (AF-S Nano)
This lens is perfect to use when you want to shoot at an ‘ultra wide angle’. It is great to use when you want to capture a space, view or something like a hotel room. To get a clear picture on what this looks like you can check out this article or this picture.
Lens: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G VR (AF-S Nano)
My favorite! This was the lens I used the most, because it is very all-round. It’s kind of all the other lenses captured in one, as you can use it as a light wide-angle (24mm), portrait (35-50mm) and as a midrange zoom lens (70mm). This lens really ads some extra depth to my pictures and I’ve truly fallen in love with it! I’m even thinking of getting one myself. Don’t know what to do without it anymore, to be honest! Check out an example here and here.
Anyways, I hope this article helps you out a bit and no worries: I also found it really confusing in the beginning. So if you have any questions, please ask. I’d love to help you out :).
p.s. this is probably the longest article I’ve ever written. Please let me know if this subject is something you would like to see more of :).