Frequently Asked Questions
What photography gear do you use?
I currently shoot with Sony bodies and lenses. My main camera bodies are the Sony A1 and a7Riii, and my most used lenses are the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 and Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8. You can check out the full list of my camera gear here.
What camera would you recommend for a beginner?
The Sony a6000 series has some excellent starter mirrorless cameras (a6000, a6300, a6500). I would suggest you get the kit lens at first (the lens that comes with the camera) and then upgrade once that is available to you.
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V is a powerful compact camera if you are wanting an all-in- one small and versatile option (note that you cannot switch out the lens).
Sony recently came out with the a7iii, which is a fantastic all-round camera for amateur photographers looking to capture high quality photo and video content without breaking the bank.
How do you afford to travel so much?
My current job as a freelance travel photographer, blogger and social media influencer allows me to travel for a living. Prior to this, I funded my own travels by saving every penny I could and prioritizing travel in my life. Check out this blog post for more information on how I travel for a living.
How did you become a full-time photographer & blogger?
It took a lot of time, hard work, research and practice. I worked at my passion for photography, blogging and Instagram as a side hustle whilst maintaining a 9-5 job. Over time I was able to build up enough skill, experience and a social media following to begin collaborating with brands, tourism boards etc., and eventually take it full-time. Read more about my story here and check out this post about how I travel for a living.
Do you accept guest posts on Renee Roaming?
We are not currently accepting applications for guest posts.
What hiking shoes to do recommend?
I have an entire blog post on my top recommended hiking shoes for- check it out!
Where can I buy your book?
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Some of your national park guides aren’t working. How do I view them?
We are aware of this issue and are doing our best to get them up again. Please be patient with us during the process