An Amateur Photography Equipment

My Amateur Photography Equipment!

I refer to myself as an amateur photographer because I’m still learning!

Photography is a wonderful and rewarding hobby that allows you to capture beautiful moments and memories in the form of stunning images.

Today, there are a number of photography equipment options available in the market, ranging from beginner-level to professional-grade equipment. As an amateur photographer, it is important to have the right equipment to capture the best possible photos.


When it comes to amateur photography equipment, there are a few essentials that you should have in your kit. Firstly, you should invest in a good quality camera that has manual settings, allowing you to adjust the focus, aperture, and shutter speed to your liking.

In addition to a camera, it is important to have a few basic lenses, such as a standard lens, a telephoto lens, and a wide-angle lens to shoot different types of images.


You will also need a sturdy tripod to keep your camera steady when taking shots with a longer exposure time or in low-light situations. Lastly, having a good camera bag to store and transport your equipment is a must.


By investing in these essentials, you’ll be on your way to capturing stunning images that you can cherish for a lifetime.



Photography equipment isn’t one-size-fits-all, so just because something works for me doesn’t mean it will be right for you.

The equipment is only as good as the experience behind it. Even if you have the best or more expensive camera, that doesn’t mean you will have great photos. Choose the right camera for you.


More choice is always good, but too much leads to confusion.

Go wander in your local camera store or browse online for information. I usually look online to see what is in my price range and after I like to talk to someone in a store. You can ask all the questions you want.


I will not tell you what to buy, it will depend on what you are going to do with it. Vacation photos only, food photography, close up etc.

I own a functioning DSLR Canon Rebel T2I, a Canon M50 Mirrorless camera. 


“They may not be new, but they perform the job flawlessly!”

What is Mirroless!


Mirrorless cameras are often sought after for their lightweight, compact bodies, making them desirable for travel.

Mirrorless cameras consist of a single, removable lens and a digital display but no reflex mirror. As a result, when light passes through the lens, it travels straight onto a sensor and it’s then processed and displayed.

In terms of lens mounts and attachments, you are limited in your choice.

This camera makes beautiful quality images. Awesome HD video capabilities and built-in WiFi sharing.

Less heavy than a regular camera.

What An Amateur Photography Equipment looks like

The EOS M50 is a compact interchangeable lens camera for aspiring photographers and vloggers looking for an easy way to boost the quality of their photos and videos. 


With clear, high-resolution 4K UHD 24p video, you can capture the incredible details and cinematic moments of your life at home or wherever your adventures take you. 


Snap vibrant, eye-catching photos with a 24.1 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS Sensor using the built-in Electronic Viewfinder or Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD that’s also perfect for vlogging so you can see what you’re recording without having the screen prevent you from adding an external microphone and/or tripod. 


Thanks to the fast and improved Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus system, you can quickly lock focus on your subject to make sure you don’t miss the action.

An Amateur Photography Equipment

The Canon EOS Rebel T2i brings professional EOS features into an easy to use, lightweight digital SLR that’s a joy to use. Featuring a class-leading 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and increased light sensitivity for low light photography, the EOS Rebel T2i also has an advanced HD Movie mode for gorgeous Full HD movies. 


Able to capture up to 3.7 frames per second, it’s ready to go the minute it’s picked up. Advanced Live View, a new wide-area screen, plus features like Canon’s brilliant Auto Lighting Optimizer and Highlight Tone features ensure brilliant photos and movies, easily.


 With some of the most advanced features of any digital SLR, it’s simply the best Rebel Canon has ever created.


An Amateur Photography Equipment

*** My Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus is faster, sturdier, better connected, and with more battery juice. It is useful when the action is too fast to take my camera out.

My Lenses

Canon ultrasonic EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6

This EF-S lens brings true wide-angle to tele coverage to EOS 20D and Digital Rebel shooters. It has Canon’s Image Stabilization system, allowing safe hand-holding at speeds up to three stops slower than otherwise possible.


And of course, it’s optically optimized for digital SLRs. A ring-type USM means both fast and silent AF, as well as full-time manual focus when in the AF mode. Compact, lightweight design with a 5x zoom ratio — 28 to 135mm equivalent


Canon 18-150mm

Canon’s first EF-M high zoom power lens covering a broad range of shooting scenes with a high zoom ratio of up to 8.3x (29-240mm equivalent). Zoom in to catch even the glass panels on a skyscraper.

Your best friend in front of a magnificent canyon, and a close-up of their face. Capture all of this and more, with just one lens. 


As expected from such a versatile tool, it’s correspondingly compact and lightweight so it’s easy to take with you for trips or daily snapshots.


Viltrox mount adapter ef-eos

EF-EOS M Mount Adapter is designed for Canon EF lens to Canon mirrorless camera. 

By adapter mounting it can achieve functions of autofocus and adjustable aperture EF EOS M2 Mount Adapter is designed for EF lens to be used on Canon mirrorless camera, compatible with the drive system of Canon lens.


EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro

A thoroughly modern design that’s optimized for select Canon EOS digital SLRs. Its angle of view is equivalent to a 96mm lens on a 35mm camera, with a floating optical system that can focus down to full life-size (1:1) magnification.


Inner focusing, driven by a silent and powerful ring-type USM, means the lens’ overall length never changes during focus. 

This lens is a wonderful multi-purpose lens that’s equally at home shooting macro shots, portraits or available-light photos.


True flat-field macro lens that can focus to full life-size magnification

Fill the frame with a subject the size of a penny.


The EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 is a compact, stylish zoom lens for EOS M series digital cameras. 

A special retraction mechanism shortens the length of the lens to just 1.76 inches (44.5mm) when the camera is off, to help make carrying and storing the lens and camera even easier. 


The quiet stepping motor (STM) design helps ensure low-noise, focusing that’s ideal for recording movies.


Choosing a camera bag for travel

Choosing the right camera bag for travel can be overwhelming due to many factors to consider. The safety and security of your camera and accompanying equipment while on the move is the top priority. 


It’s essential to find a bag with the right amount of padding and compartments for your specific setup. Size, weight, and additional features like waterproofing or locking zippers should also be considered. The bag should be capable of handling a slightly heavier load, including camera gear, a lady-sized wallet, keys, city map, and other essentials.


Ultimately, doing research ahead of time to find a bag that meets your unique needs as a photographer and traveler is crucial. While backpacks have been my go-to for years, I’ve started using a camera bag/purse recently, as long as it has hidden zippers but still easy to access, and I’m not worried about theft or pickpocketing.

This HUGE Lowepro can carry all my pieces of equipment.  I use it around town or traveling by car. I find it too big to lug on vacation by plane.

Big bag for my cameras

This is my go-to purse/camera bag.  This bag is not a camera bag, but it has everything I was looking for carrying my camera, lenses, passport and wallet.

An Amateur Photography Equipment

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Updated on Feb, 2024: This article was published at an earlier date and has been updated with new information.

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