My Gear

When it come to photography, arguably the most important part is the gear used. I personally used two cameras. First, the Canon EOS T6 Rebel with the Canon Zoom EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III and Canon Zoom EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5 -- 5.6 IS II lenses. In layman's term I have a long distance zoom lens that zooms from 75-300mm and has a ration of 1:4 to 1:5.6 for the aperture of the object as depicted in the lens (that means that the lowest possible ration for any point in the zoom range is between 4 and 5.6). My second lens is a wide angle lens that has a zoom of 18-55mm and an aperture ration of 1:3.5 -- 5.6.Secondly, the Nikon D5600 with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. Again in layman's terms, I have wide angle lens that zooms 18-55mm and has an aperture ratio of 3.5-5.6.

The Canon longer zoom lens is what I use for most of my nature and portrait photography. This lens works well because it allows me to get photos of animals at a safe distance, and the people fill the frame without having to crop, lose resolution, or be right on top of people during a global pandemic. The second wide angle lens is what I use for most of my nature, people, and animals photos that are more big picture photos because it allows me to get much closer to the object I am photographing and encompass the surrounding without having to be really far back. Further, this lens is lighter and smaller allowing for better movement ability and accessibility.

The Nikon short lens is what I use for my package photos and journalism photos. This is because of the better overall image quantity because of the better camera and lens. This is lens is much lighter than the Canon's short lens, therefore, allows for better movement. Further I use this camera because of LDC screen that I can preview pictures on twists and turns allowing for my to get angles without having to move my body on the level of the camera.

The camera and the lenses are not the only things in my tool bag, however. I also have a reversal ring, micro and macro lens adapters, and a close up filter. These things allow for me to get photos of small object (macro/micro photography) without spending the several hundreds or thousands of dollars for the macro/micro lens itself. Now a brief definition of these tools:

--reversal ring: this is a tool that allows the user to connect the lens backwards, allowing them to utilize the full zoom of a lens.
--micro and macro lens adapters: these are little lenses that screw onto the end of another lens allowing further magnification than the lens.
--close up filter: this is a small filter that screws onto the end of the lens that also allows for more magnification. This however requires the object to be very close to the lens.

My Editing Systems

I use three systems to edit, Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop Mobile, and Be Funky Pro. All of these systems are mobile compatible; further, I edit on an HP Chromebook, 2020 iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, and an iPhone 8. I use Pixlr X as an alternative if I want to do a special edit that I cannot achieve on the other two systems.

Lightroom CC works well for me because it is very easy to learn and has well-developed healing and spot touch up settings. Additionally, it has several tutorials and several articles that I used to learn new skills and new techniques.

Photoshop works well for any project that I want to do that requires images to be layered or for very selective edits. Additionally, it allows me to work on photos with just slightly different needs, typically Black and White.

Be Funky works well for me because it has more advanced editing abilities than Lightroom CC. Additionally, this has the ability to save my watermark and add it automatically when I export my fully edited photos.