Hands down, my favorite starter lens for the photographer who wants to uplevel their photography is the “nifty fifty.”

Available for both Canon and Nikon, the aperture on this lens opens up to 1.8, which is a DREAM for inside shooting.  Goodbye, flash and hello, blurry backgrounds!

Sandisk Extreme Pro is my go-to brand for memory cards.  I keep several in my camera bag and two in my wallet!  You never want to be in the position of running out of space and having to delete images in-camera.