Equipment: Canon Rebel EOS T6

Several months ago I decided to invest in a new camera for my blog and YouTube channel, which is the Canon Rebel EOS T6. I have also switched over to this camera for my YouTube channel but I'm not quite sure on the audio. It's better than the webcam for sure but I think I'm still going to get a microphone for it. Now you don't need a fancy DSLR camera to do blog photography, I used an iPhone previously for all my photographs. And it was super easy to use and didn't require you to have a separate camera. But I wanted to get a DSLR camera in the worst way, so after a lot of research and debate I decided to get myself one.

DSLR Camera

I'm not going to lie this costed more than a pretty penny, it was around $550. But I am beyond happy with it and use it almost daily. I take way too many photos of my dog, Pixie. Every little goofy face she does ends up becoming a photograph. Now I don't post every one of those photos but I do have a fair amount of them. Which makes me so happy because I know in years to come I'll be looking back at those photos and smiling that I took them.

For those that love to hear specifications on cameras, here is what this one includes:

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) image sensor and high-performance DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for excellent speed and quality.

  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to H: 12800) for shooting from bright light to low light.

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.

  • 9‐point AF system (including one center cross‐type AF point) and AI Servo AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results.

  • High-performance Optical Viewfinder helps facilitate quick and accurate focusing by firmly framing and capturing the subject at hand.

SD Card

As length of your movie is restricted to the size of your SD card, same with number of photos you can capture I thought I would share the basic what an SD card can hold for movies. I typically have a 64 GB SD Card in my camera when I'm using it so I never worry about running out of space when I'm taking photographs or shooting videos.

Lens

Another major factor in the camera is the lens. I use the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SLR Lens. Which allows me to take the crisp photos both close up and in the distance. Now I do want to get more lenses in the future to allow me to do further macro shots and things far off in the distance. But those will be an investment for another day. Specifications of the lens I currently have:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture - 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II

  • Lens Construction - 16 elements in 12 groups, including UD-glass and aspherical lenses

  • Diagonal Angle of View - 74 20' - 7 50' (with APS-C image sensors)

  • Focus Adjustment - Gear-driven

  • Closest Focusing Distance - 1.48 ft./0.45m (maximum close-up magnification 0.24x)

What do you use to take your photography? Or which brand do you prefer (Canon, Sony, Nikon, or something else)? I would love to hear about it.