This blog has done incredible things for my photography – it’s pushed me to better myself as a photographer, and I’ve gained a better understanding of lighting, composition, and photography through it.
Honestly, I do not consider myself that good of a photographer. Seriously, I’m not just trying to be humble here. There are so many people out there who are better than me, and who don’t just limit themselves to food. So I’m going to keep thinking outside my comfort zone, and this blog helps me keep track of how I’ve improved and how my style has changed over the months.
I’m a self-taught photographer using a Nikon D80, give to me by my mom as a birthday present because she couldn’t figure out how to use it. So yes, it is a hand-me-down of sorts. But I adore my camera and shower it with love – it’s done a lot for me, and I can wait to see what adventure I’ll document with it.
I have 3 lenses, all of which I use quite frequently. Since I’m a college student, I can’t buy those super-expensive, fancy lenses (maybe someday…), and get relatively cheap lenses that I personally feel are pretty versatile for my use. My newest lens and the one I use most often is the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens, although I use my Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.2 for wide-angle shots and a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 for closer shots.
All my equipment is dearly loved, and although I often dream of upgrading to a new camera or different lenses, I know I’m blessed with the things that I have now. I hope this answers any questions you might have had about my photography stuff!