I love digital photography!

Jees, I've been intending to get this section started for a long while.  To start, here's a short list of the equipment I own:

  • Nikon D1X - I was a proud owner of the original Nikon D1.  I love the improvements made for the D1X.
  • An IBM 1GB microdrive, 2 - 512MB Compact Flash cards, and a small slew of much smaller CF cards.
  • Several lenses

    • Nikkor 60mm AF Micro 1:2.8
    • Nikkor 17-35mm 1:2.8
    • Tamron 28-105mm 1:2.8
    • Nikkor 80-200mm 1:2.8
    • A couple other offbrand cheapo lenses.  The 300mm I have comes in handy at times.

  • Nikon Speedlight SB-28DX
  • Several studio lights, stands, softboxes, umbrellas and other accessories
  • Some filters, nothing fancy, just a polarized or two, soft-focus, gradients and neutral densities.
  • Too many books that cover all topics in photography.
  • A mostly completed course from NYIP.
  • A backpack and small hip-pack that both come in handy depending on the situation.
  • A legitimate copy of Photoshop 7.0.
  • A legitimate copy of ThumbsPlus by Cerious.  My all-time favorite photo organization tool --I've tried quite a few and IMHO, nothing is better.  But I'm willing to listen to advice here! 
  • Probably a host of other crap that I can't remember at 2:15am.

If you care to see some of my work (whoop-dee-frickin'-doo), you can go to:

Sky Valley Little League (from last year.  This year I'm a coach, so taking pictures hasn't been my priority. 🙂

My Brother's Wedding (hohum.  Boring for you, great for my family)

An Editor's Choice award at Nikon's website (See the first picture in the “December“ category. The only 'contest-like' thing I've ever felt gutsy enough to enter.  I was shocked when I actually won an editor's choice.  I've been afraid to enter anymore contests since -- heck, right now I'm batting 1.000, why ruin it? )

Film? What's film?  Actually, my first SLR was a Nikon N60.  A nice little, relatively affordable film camera.  I took a lot of pictures with it before moving to digital.  But I've taken thousands (well over 10,000, probably over 20,000) with my D1 and D1X. I've more than paid for both the original D1 and the D1X in the savings I get from not having to develop film.  Plus, I get instant gratification.  For my purposes, film is dead. 

I have all sorts of opinions, experience, and unanswered (even unthunk) questions about everything related to photography and digital imaging as a whole.  So feel free to post away. 


Comments (5)

  1. Jeff says:

    Amen to that. Film is dead. I shot thousands of frames growing up on my dad’s old Nikon F (as in Vietnam-era F, and in fact the camera was used there). In ’98 I finally bought a Canon Elan IIe, shot thousands more. In 2002 I bought the Canon D60 (since I already had Canon glass), and upgraded to the 10D last year.

    It changes everything. I just shoot and shoot and shoot, with little regard to how much I’m shooting. Hey, why not? The bits are cheap! After shooting volleyball a couple of times, I was able to improve my technique quickly because of the feedback. People should still learn the basics, but it’s so much easier to understand what you and the camera are doing when it’s digital!

  2. theCoach says:

    D100 owner here. If you do portraits, I highly recommend Nikon’s 85mm 1.4 — I like it, anyway.

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