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One of the most fun aspects of blogging has been my ever-increasing love of photography. It's both the tool and the art behind the visual storytelling that's become such an integral part of GLOGIRLY for nearly 9 years now. (9 years???!)

I'm blessed to have an incredibly skilled and talented photographer-husband, a.k.a. Gloman, who's taught me everything I know. And a few things I'm still trying to figure out! He is also the resident gear-guru when it comes to cameras, lenses and all the accouterments.

When I hear from friends and readers, it it's not about cats, it's about photography. What do I shoot? What's my favorite lens? How do I capture the expressive photos of Katie and Waffles that live here on our blog?

I've put together a list of my favorite things, like what I'm shooting now, as well as a couple of links to some articles I've written on tips & tricks for photographing your furry family. If you ever have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to contact me!

My Gear
I'm a Nikon girl. I love how user-friendly the menu system is. My camera is often smarter than me and whether I'm shooting fully automatic, completely manual or somewhere inbetween, it does a great job of properly exposing my images, even in the lowest of light. I usually reserve words like LOVE and ADORE for Gloman, but in the case of my camera, I have to make an exception.

Lenses are everything. And unlike cameras, that are frequently improving again and again as technology advances, lenses are often forever. I try to buy the best I can afford over time, knowing that a great lens will stay with me forever.

1. Nikon D750 Camera Body (did I say I love my camera???)
2. Nikon 24-70mm Zoom Lens (here comes that love word #1 go-to lens)
3. Nikon 70-200 Zoom Lens (telephoto)
4. Nikon 18-35mm Zoom Lens (wide angle)
5. Nikon 105mm Macro Lens (for close up stuff like flowers and jelly bean cat toes)
6. Nikon 50mm Prime Lens (super small, great quality, perfect for hiking)
7. Nikon 24-85mm Zoom Lens (great quality at a great price - before the 24-70, this was my go-to)

My Bag
Gloman found this beautiful camera bag by Lily Deanne for Think Tank. I love it because it's so clean and elegant. Perfect for the female photographer and doesn't look at all like the usual clunky, black camera bag. Gloman loved it because it's a Think Tank and no one knows how build a camera bag better than they do. Of his untold number of bags, his current favorites are the Think Tanks.

How To Take GREAT Photos of Your Pet
I've had the privilege of presenting at conferences and writing how-to articles focused on helping pet lovers capture the very best images of their furry family members they can. No worries if you don't have a big, fancy camera. My tips will work just as well if you're shooting with an iPhone...which, by the way, I do all the time too!

Here are a couple of my favorites from LiveThe -
5 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Pets
6 Tips for Taking Festive Holiday Photos of Your Pets

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