I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out the issue with my camera. Recently, I started seeing little specks in random places in my photos. Don't mind the ugly shot, I took it specifically against a darker laundry nook to make the spots more visible. Thanks for your help!
I've not seen bright spots like this before. My hunch is that it is something to do with your sensor (Polina is using a Nikon D7100 with a Nikon 10-20mm). When I have dust on my sensor, it results in dark spots, not bright spots like this. There doesn't seem to be any well-known problems with the D7100 sensor that cause this.
I suggest you start by doing a series of test images to eliminate the involvement of your lens and UV filter if you are using one:
If none of these tests have any effect on the bright spots, it's probably time to send the D7100 to Nikon for Service.