Graham Johnson

My name is Graham Johnson and I’m a freelance photographer based out of Clover, South Carolina.

I would say that my photography journey started when I was young. Ever since I was a child, I have had a fascination for cameras and photography.

I played around with cameras over the years, but never really started shooting until about five years ago when I acquired my first DSLR camera. Since then, my passion for photography has grown exponentially.

I enjoy photographing landscapes and travel scenes. I am honestly my happiest when I am outdoors, so I found that I enjoy photographing landscapes and travel scenes the most.

Growing up in a family that enjoys and appreciates the outdoors sparked a love for the natural world and traveling. That spark has led me to travel around the United States and parts of Europe.

Seeing and experiencing different environments, cultures and ways of life has broadened my perspective on the world. There is so much more out there to see and I have a deep desire to go.

Gear
Nikon D7100
My first DSLR camera was the Nikon D7100. I chose this camera body because of its relatively affordable price, good image quality, and ISO performance. Also, the fact that it is pretty lightweight makes it easy to carry.

Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 DX
With the D7100, I use the 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 DX. This is a great lens with acceptable sharpness and a wide focal range to capture a variety of compositions. It is kind of heavy, but it’s manageable.

Nikon D750
The D750 is my main camera. The quality and performance is fantastic. I bought the D750 because of its affordable price, image quality, amazing lowlight, and ISO performance. Another reason why I purchased the D750 is because I wanted a camera body that would last me years without having to upgrade. The flip screen is a huge bonus!

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 ED
For the D750, I use the 24-70mm f/2.8 ED. This lens has served me well and I love the versatility. The broad focal range paired with the wide aperture enables me to photograph many scenarios.

Nikon 35mm f/1.8DX
The Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX lens is fantastic. It is a very sharp lens for an affordable price that I mainly use for portrait work.

Nikon MC-DC2 Shutter Release Cable
This is a situational item. I only use this when my camera is on a tripod and I do not want it to shake while taking a photo.

Mefoto Road Trip S Tripod
The Mefoto Road Trip S is a great tripod. It has taken quite a beating over the past five years but I did choose the aluminum for the extra durability and its lightness in weight. I don’t use it as much as I should, but mainly use it for nightscapes and astrophotography.

Langly Memory Card Wallet
I love this thing. I’ve had it since I started taking photos and it’s held up very well! It has room for extra batteries, a few memory cards, camera cleaning supplies, lens cloths, and a small roll of duct tape for emergencies.

www.grahamwjphoto.com | @grahamwjohnson

Inside Graham’s camera bag:

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