My Trusty Nikon Camera

It’s been a while since I’ve posted! I apologize for that! I’ll try to stay on top of posting more often. 😛

Today I wanted to talk a little about my Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera I’ve had since 2012. Even though it is now a lower-end camera as it is considered and old model, it has held up remarkably well. When I purchased it, it also came with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Auto Focus-S Nikkor Zoom Lens. Here’s the link: Nikon D5100 16.2MP Digital SLR Camera & 18-55mm VR Lens

I do most of my photography with it still and it hasn’t let me down. I’ve gotten pretty good with portrait photography since using it as well. In addition to just pointing and shooting other subjects, when I don’t have anyone else around to take my own photos I have to do them myself! It would not be possible without the little remote I also purchased with it at the time. It’s the Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control. It is easy to use (make sure to set the release mode to quick-release remote or it won’t work!) and I had gotten the hang of it really quickly. Here’s a good bundle to get: Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

I had originally purchased the camera back in 2012 for my trip to England as I wanted to take some better quality photos instead of simply using my iPhone’s camera (which was pretty good, don’t get me wrong). After I told my mother that I was going to bring the camera with me to the UK, she went out and bought me this great zdMoon camera case to keep it safe! Here’s the link for the case: zdMoon Coffee Leather Camera case bag Grip For Nikon D5100 D5200 D5300

I was able to hold my camera inside the case in my large over-the-shoulder handbag too which was awesome! Of course, if you’re really going for a camera that will take the very best photos with the highest resolution, you’ll want to go for something much bigger and better, but this held up perfectly fine with what I needed.

Over the years I have also collected various inexpensive equipment to help my photography including a 43-inch Neewer light reflector (which is also a 5-in-1 meaning it has white, black, silver, gold and translucent!) as well as a lighting kit by LimoStudio which you can see in this shot:

Neewer link: Neewer 43-inch 5-in-1 Collapsible Reflector
Lighting kit link: Continuous Lighting Kit by LimoStudio
Most of the photos I have featured on this site were taken with this camera as well as some of the equipment! One day soon I plan to get a heavier-duty camera and more expensive lighting equipment, but for now I love my Nikon D5100!

xoxo

Mariah

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