I bought my first SLR almost 5 years ago. Just after my son was born. My wife and I wanted to capture every step of our son’s growth in hi-definetion! Needless to say, I have used the camera to document things beyond my family.

This is what I use –

1. Canon 550D (that’s all we could afford)

2. Canon 18 mm- 55 mm Kit lens

3. Canon 55 mm – 250 mm lens (I owned this for a while before I gave it way for a Sigma. I’m still not sure if this was a good decison.)

4. Canon 100 mm prime macro lens

5. Sigma 150 mm – 500 mm lens

6. I extensively use a Manfrotto mono pod

7. External TTL flash (mostly for macro photography)

8. Adaptor for lens reversal (only for macro photography)

9. A lowepro bag for carrying all the gear

10 . Nikon Action 10×50 binoculor

A note on post processing and software use – I do not own Photoshop. Most of my post processing is very basic (to adjust brightness, contrast or crop). This I do using Digital photo professional, the default software that comes along with a Canon DSLR.Equipment