Hey everyone! Thought I would add a list of the gear I use for my photography! I have added links for purchasing and if you want a little extra information on those items! I am an affiliate with Amazon, so I do make a small profit on each of these items purchased (from these links only).
The camera I use is a Canon Mark 6DII, it is a great camera and I have no complaints about it. I actually love it, it has served me well. It is used for bird photography, landscapes, macro, portraits and more!
For birds and wildlife I use a Sigma 150-600mm lens. This is a long and heavy lens! A tripod is recommended, though I don’t always follow that rule 🙂 A tripod will keep it more stable so you don’t get camera shake! Also, when photographing moving targets such as birds, it’s best to use a very fast shutter!
The 50mm lens is so good…and for the price, you will not be disappointed! I mainly use this little guy for macro-ish photos. I use it a lot for my flower photography, I love the shallow depth of field which is great for creating that blurry background, but crisp flower shots. The lensbaby is also a great lens for flowers (and other things) if you want a more artsy way of creating different and unique photos!
Bird or any other animal related books are great to learn more about them. The more you know, the better you can photograph them! You learn their habitats, calls and sounds and another good way to photograph birds is attracting them to your feeders! So learning what they like to eat is a great idea too!
Below you can click (or highlight and paste) the links to purchase any recommended items. Make sure anything you purchase is comparable with your camera brand!
Thanks for reading!
Here are links to the gear I use and more that I also recommend!
Canon EOS 6D Mark 11
Sigma Lens for Canon EOS 150-600mm
Canon EF 50MM F/1.8 STM LENS
Lensbaby Velvet 28 EF Canon Lens
Camera Tripod, ESDDI 62.6″Aluminum Alloy Tripod with Monopod and 360 Degree Ball Head
Fluid Head Tripod, COMAN Video Camera Tripod Monopod Aluminium Alloy 70.8 inch for Canon Nikon Sony DSLR Camera
Altura Photo Professional Camera Cleaning Kit APS-C DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras – Camera Lens Cleaner w/Sensor Cleaning Swabs & Case, Works as Camera Lens Cleaning Kit, Camera Cleaner, Sensor Cleaner
Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of North America — Eastern Region
Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of North America: Western Region
5 step guide to creating unforgettable photographs!
National Geographic Photo Basics
DSLR Cheat Sheets