I’ve started to take more and more photos so I’m sharing my gear and software used to produce the results I’m getting.
Canon 6D w/ EF24-105mm kit lens (~$2400) - I went with a Canon 6D because I wanted to shoot on a full frame camera and save a few bucks. The Canon 5Dmk3 is a better camera but for almost a grand more I couldn’t bring myself to buy it, especially since I don’t do sports or action photography because the 5Dmk3 has more auto focus points. The 6D also lets me do more than 3 exposures in a bracketed shot which is a nice feature when you want to capture 9 images over a lot of exposures for an HDR. Some of my older shots are from a Canon T1i (the newer version is also very nice) which I highly recommend also for starting out, especially if you don’t want to spend too much money.
DSPTCH Camera Strap (~$50) – I’m not a fan of Canon’s basic strap since it makes it hard to wear like a satchel. The DSPTCH gives me extra length in the strap and a great quick release button to disconnect the strap from my camera quickly.
I’m also currently planning on buying the Canon 16-35mm to capture landscapes in a wider form.
Manfrotto 055cxpro3 Carbon Fiber 3 section Tripod (~$350) - To capture stunning landscapes or cityscapes a very stable tripod is essential. After shooting in windy situations with a cheap aluminum tripod and not getting the results I wanted I upgraded to the Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod and I’m happy with the results. The carbon fiber makes it light enough to carry all day but sturdy enough for all of my shots.
I’ve moved the rest of this post to my photo blog -> ihitthebutton.com