My Photography Journey and What Gear I Use – 2024 update

I am a self-taught amateur photographer. I learned how to take photos for one of my lifestyle blogs in 2014, mostly from YouTube and Skillshare. (-> this is a referral link that will give you one month of Skillshare for free)

Today, I use my skills to capture special moments during company events, take photos of people and products, and create candid lifestyle photostories for Vienna-based brands.

I sometimes walk around with my camera to take photos of whatever surrounds me.

I regularly upload some of my pictures to Unsplash.

Camera and Lenses

I bought my first DSLR camera in 2014 – a Nikon D5100, which served me faithfully until I decided to switch to a mirrorless model. Currently, I shoot with Sony Alpha 6300, bought in 2018. I use a Nikon 50 mm F1.4G AF-S Nikkor Lens mounted on my e-mount camera with a Commlite CM-ENF-E1 PRO adapter. I was recently gifted an F1.8 50 mm e-mount Sony lens*.


Sony Alpha 6400 E-Mount System Camera – Buy on Amazon from the official Sony Store

with SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card 128 GB


Photo Equipment

Portable Studio Set

I got my studio set a couple of years ago on Amazon, unfortunately, it’s not available anymore. The one from HAKUTATZ is close in terms of what you get. The lamps are a true lifesaver for taking portrait and product shots. Buy it on Amazon.

RGB LED Camera Light with Cold Shoe Mount

For when portrait shots get schwifty. Buy it on Amazon.

Yorbay LED Photo Box 60 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm

An awesome buy for product shots. Buy it on Amazon.

Double-Sided Photo Tabletop Backdrops

These are fantastic for creating beautiful flatlays for smartphone photography. Buy on Amazon.