My Photography and Printing Equipment

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“Photography:  Painting and Drawing with Light”

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INTRODUCTION

 

My photography equipment accumulation is pretty simple. It’s not necessarily the very best or most up-to-date, nor the most expensive but is what I could afford at the time of purchase and best serves my needs as a hobby photographer.  Consisting of:- a camera, three lenses, a filter, a tripod, camera bag, spare batteries, battery recharger, lens cleaning kit, and my mobile phone so I can obtain GPS details.  These items I take with me on every photography adventure with the hope I can capture something special to develop in Adobe Lightroom Classic – an image organization and manipulation software program. After developing my images it is then that I blog about my photography adventure. The accompanying blog images are usually uploaded onto my website, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram pages.  With the best of the best images being printed and stored for perpetuity.

My Photography Equipment List

“to be added shortly!”

Camera

 

 

3 Lenses

Sony states this lens is one for all occasions which I have found to be good for me as a hobby photographer.  It has allowed me to take big landscape shots and then be able to take more intimate views of the same scene.  I have gotten very used to what it can achieve over time.

“A 24mm to 240mm 10x zoom range allows this one lens to cover an extensive variety of shooting situations, making it ideal for travel where reducing luggage is a priority, for landscapes, architecture, snapshots, portraits, and much more. Switch between wide angle and telephoto without having to change lenses, so more of those fleeting moments will be captured. Advanced optics effectively subdue aberration while achieving high resolution throughout the image area, and a precision linear motor drives focus for quick, smooth response. Handheld telephoto shots and low-light photography are facilitated by built-in Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization, and the design is dust and moisture resistant for reliable operation in challenging conditions (Sony 2020)”.

 

The reason for purchasing this lens came about when joining my daughter in her photography adventures photographing birds.  She had done the research to find a lens that could meet the needs and within a price range that was achievable.  While we also needed to purchase a Sigma Mount Converter (MC-11 Canon EF-E) for it, in order to use with the Sony E-Mount Camera Body, it ended up being the best choice for us.

“An outstanding specification tailored to the needs of the user. The first compact, lightweight super-telephoto zoom lens from our Contemporary line.

At just 1,830g, this lens is ideal for handheld photography. Offering all the core features of our similar professional lens in the Sports line, this lens boasts incredibly compact and lightweight construction.

The highly compact, lightweight version of the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens in our Sports line. When removed from the camera, this lens is easy to carry.
The tripod socket may be detached and replaced with a protective cover to further reduce weight and make handheld photography an even more lightweight and convenient experience. This lens is the optimal choice for photographers who desire super-telephoto functionality

while staying light on their feet.

Exemplifying the outstanding performance of the Contemporary line, this lens offers the same high optical performance in a lightweight package ideal for a wide variety of photographic scenes.

Retaining the basic specifications of the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in the Sports line, this lens offers lightweight and compact construction ideal for carrying and extended handheld photography. With an emphasis on optical performance, this lens features FLD (“F” Low Dispersion), SLD (Super Low Dispersion), and other fine glass elements and optimized power distribution. An issue for hyper-telephoto lenses in particular at the telephoto end, optical aberrations have been minimized throughout the zoom range. Dust- and splash-proof, to facilitate photography in the field, and featuring a detachable tripod socket for more convenient handheld photography, this lens is a lightweight high-performance model offering outstanding usability (Sigma 2020).”

 

Over time, I felt a need to be able to take close-up/macro images to expand on my knowledge and enjoyment with photography.  After doing some research, it became clear that this lens would help me be able to take good quality images once my ability to do so developed with this type of photography. It also was a good addition to my lens collection.

“High resolution plus gorgeous bokeh! The first E-mount medium telephoto macro lens with built-in image stabilization delivers outstanding G Lens quality: stunning resolution at up to 1:1 magnification plus gorgeous background bokeh when required, even when shooting handheld. A floating focus mechanism ensures that consistently superior optical performance is achieved at all focusing distances (Sony 2020)”.

 

Camera Filter

“to be added shortly!”

Tripod

“to be added shortly!”

Camera Bag

“to be added shortly!”

Spare Batteries/Recharger

“to be added shortly!”

Lens Cleaning Kit

“to be added shortly!”

My printing equipment purchasing choice and usage became another big learning curve.  During this year’s unprecedented worldwide COVID-19 pandemic event and throughout Melbourne Australia’s “Lockdown” over many months, I took the opportunity to teach myself how to do printing of photographic images from my home studio.  Deciding which printer to purchase, what type of inks best to use, choice of photographic paper for the kind of results I wanted, storage system for prints – has been an interesting, challenging and rewarding experience. Its has been a lengthy process of researching and drawing on the experience of many other photographers via Youtube tutorials. It has also proven to be a most worthwhile undertaking!

Cataloguing and Developing Images in Lightroom Classic

“to be added shortly!”

Printing Equipment List

“to be added shortly!”

Soft Proofing

“to be added shortly!”

Printer Inks

“to be added shortly!”

Printer

“to be added shortly!”

Paper Type

“to be added shortly!”

Storage of Prints

“to be added shortly!”

Printing Equipment List

“to be added shortly!”

 

Conclusion

“to be added shortly!”

 


© Karen Robinson – September 2020

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography, public speaking and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!