The Right Gear

The choice of equipment is always a primary concern for photographers. And while it is important, it shouldn’t be the main focus. The goal is to have a camera with which you feel comfortable and confident. We have more choices today than we have had in the past, with newer models being released every few months. But a great starting point may be the camera that you already have. If not, there a few things to consider.


Canon 5D Mark III, 24-105mm lens, 1/1250 sec at f/6.3, ISO 8000

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