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The best camera is the one you have with you. Practice is better than the gear. Cameras today are amazing! You can do a lot with the point and shoot cameras and your phone. Some of you have asked about the camera gear that I have. You can see below I have a wide variety! I also have an iPhone. I have added a few useful items for traveling for external drives and adaptors for charging. Love to know what you preferred camera is and what you like to photograph.
FujiFilm XT3 (love this camera!), this is my main camera for events and portrait sessions.
FujiFilm Xpro-1 You might be able to buy a used one for not much. This was my first mirror-less camera (I switched from Canon), and I use it now as backup if I need.
Canon Powershot G16 (now replaced by the Canon Powershot G7 Mark II (easy to slip in a pocket and creates a daily video summary). I take this when I want to to have a camera I can slip in my bag for quick pics of friends
Olympus Waterproof Tough TG-6 – This camera is truly fantastic in or around the water, great for most snorkeling needs. Love it!!
Go Pro!! So handy! but I don’t reach for it often. Like to use a FreeWell 7-inch dome for under/over images. (not being made anymore).
When I am traveling, I back up everything from that day onto an external SSD, or solid state drive. The price is coming down on these and they a lot smaller and lighter weight than other external hard drives. (Just a note, the SSD are not a good idea for long term archives). I have the Samsung T5 external 500gb