what type of camera do you use?
I primarily use a Canon 6D with the Canon 35mm f1.4L lens, both of which I highly recommend. I also use a mirrorless camera, Samsung NX500, that I use with their 30mm lens and would recommend for someone not ready or interested in going the dSLR route.
See my full post of camera recommendations for more info:
UPDATE: Since unfortunately dropping my Samsung NX500 in a pool, I have been looking around at new mirrorless options more and more. For months I have been hearing about and getting questions about the Sony mirrorless cameras. While I have not personally used one yet, I have heard nothing but amazing things about them and even know a handful of professional photographers that use them instead of dSLRs, like Chris Burkard for example. If you are just starting out, you probably want to go with the Sony a6000 or a6300 which are their beginner level cameras. If you are more advanced, you will want to look into the full frame options like the Sony a7 II, the a7R II, etc. There are an almost overwhelming number of options, so use the comparison tool on their site to find the one that best fits your needs. For example, if you don't shoot video you likely don't need one of the more expensive options with 4K video!
do you have any photography tips?
Check out my post on How to Take Better Travel Photos. If anything is missing or you have further questions, leave me a comment there!