Cameras & Equipment
I currently shoot with two cameras - my Cannon 6ti and my Nexus 6 phone. I enjoy taking pictures with both and it typically is just a matter of convenience.
My "nice" camera is a Rebel T6i that I purchased in May of 2016. When I started to sell some photos to friends and at a shop in Liberty I started to save up money toward a nice camera. I did my research and decided on the Rebel T6i. Since I do use it for some vlogging I wanted to get the view screen that tilted out. I bought it at Sam's Club and it came with two lens and a camera bag.
I have enjoyed learning to use this camera and there are many options that I still need to learn. Check out my Resources & Photo Stuff page for some books that I recommend if you have this camera.
Some of the photos you see on my site are taken with the phone that I carry with me each day - a Nexus 6. In fact, I will often just take my phone with me when I am going to an event or place that I know I will be taking pictures instead of also taking my point and shoot camera. One of the major criteria, but not only criteria, that I used in determining which phone to buy was the quality and features of the camera.
I have been really happy with my Nexus 6 and the quality of photos. The standard Google camera app on the Nexus 6 is great for taking photospheres (360 degree photos) and panoramic photos. I have found the standard digital still photos to be great quality and when I shoot an occasional video it is in 4K format.
When I want to do a quick edit or postproduction to a photo on my phone I use the free Snapseed app.
I occasionally receive a comment or two about the size of the Nexus 6 - my wife may or may not refer to it as a tablet - but the larger screen size is great when viewing and editing photos on the go.