Playing with Light // My Camera


Many of you have been asking about my camera. So I decided to make a post about how I take pictures. A little of history: I got my first camera - NIKON D90 for my 18th birthday. I think I used it for a week and then I didn't touch it until February 2015( 4 years later) when I started hanging out with Simone. We would meet up and would try to take pictures. Back then I only had a 18-105mm lense. A few months later I did some research and found out that the best thing for me is to buy a new lens. I went for the 35mm/f1,8. I remember standing in the photo store and having the guy try to explain to me all of these complicated things that I did not understand. I felt so stupid haha- going to buy an expensive lens and not knowing what the F*** I was doing haha.

Anyway, a few months passed and I met Bee. I think that is really the time I started properly taking photos, because I started using manual in stead of just automatic. So I learned how to work with my camera and how to take proper pictures. It did not take long and I realized that the camera I had was not enough for me. Now I take pictures every day. I always have my camera with me. I love taking photos! So I decided that it was time to buy a new one.

I really wanted a flip screen, because it comes handy when taking photos of food or shoes. And I knew I wanted a Nikon. I also really wanted a full frame camera, so I decided that the NIKON D750 would be best for me. However,the flip screen on that model was not really the way I wanted, it would only move a little thus I decided that camera was not the best fit for me. I did some more research and found the NIKON D5500, which is super popular nowadays because it is really light and the screen turns all the way! It is the one I ended up buying, and honestly I love the camera. It is not a full frame, so I can use all my lenses for it and I love how light it is! I carry my camera everywhere and all the time, so it is the perfect fit for me.

In the future I really want to get a full frame camera, but I am not yet sure which one! I think during 2016 I will get another camera. I am really passionate about taking pictures, and I feel like it is worth investing in! But anyway here is a little sum-up:

                  Camera:Nikon D90 & Nikon D5500 Lenses: 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6 18-105mm/f3,5-5,6 35mm/f1,8 50mm/f1,8


I really love experimenting with pictures. Sometimes I just spent hours standing in one place and trying out different settings and seeing how the camera reacts. I never had any photography courses, I learned all the rules online or by having someone more experienced explain it to me. I really love using a tripod, because it make the pictures sharper! unfortunately I do not have the steadiest hands, so sometimes I screw up pictures by moving too much. But I am really excited for learning more about photos and getting my pictures to be even sharper and better quality. That is the thing I have been struggling with the most lately- that my pictures are not properly focused and sharp!

The pictures here are some i took yesterday with my cousin Adela. We had a few sparklers and I though it would be cool to try and write something with them! We actually managed to write our names quite well haha! Tomorrow we will try it again, unfortunately today we ran out:(. The camera was set to ISO 3200, F22, 8seconds shutter speed. I will also have to share the pictures that I took of Prague in the evening, they turned out quite well!