Lately I’ve been more inspired by using my trusty ol’ Nikon D7000 crop sensor camera and kit lens. Why? Because it pushes me to be more creative and to really understand how my camera works. That’s really what it’s all about. Let me get real with you a minute - buying the nicest camera and the most expensive lens will NOT make you a better photographer if you DO NOT know or understand how to use it. Period. Does buying the best paint brush make you Picasso? No. Does buying the best running shoe make you an olympic athlete? Nope. None of that matters if you don’t understand how to use the tool.
Here’s the good news though. There are so many free resources on how to use your camera (hello YouTube!) The best piece of advice I can give and that I received from a photographer I admire is this - take your camera out everyday, practice practice practice until you know what all the functions and buttons can do even in your sleep. When it comes time to capture moments you won’t even have to think about it because you will already know what to do!
The below images where taken with my nikon d7000 and 55-200mm lens.
Taken with my nikon d7000 and 55-200mm lens back in aug
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