Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Just a bit of info...

OK...so over the last few months I have started to get alot of questions in regards to what camera I use etc....and I've had alot of friends ask detailed questions about different photo's...so I'll do my best to give you what info I can as I go along (although I may get lazy at times)...as you will see from my last two posts I have information about what lenses I have used, the aperture, shutter and ISO...

For those who I haven't gotten back to I have a Nikon D200 and at this time I only have Nikkor lenses. I have three lenses:

50mm f1.8 portrait lens...which is by far my favourite...it stays on my camera most of the time and is great in lower lighting situations where you don't want to use a flash....because I NEVER use a flash...I like natural lighting...although I can feel myself gradually thinking about exploring that area to widen my knowledge...

18-55mm zoom (f3.5-5.6) lens...this one I probably use the least...maybe because I have my 50mm - but I do find this one maybe better for landscaping - you get a bit more of depth of field and picture in it!

55-200mm zoom (f4-5.6) lens...I needed some kind of zoom lens so this was the cheapest option at the time...I know it's bad that I'm going for the cheapest lens and putting it on such a great camera body but hey...I'm hoping to upgrade these last two in the next year...this lens is good when trying to get closer to your subject...although I'd prefer a better aperture range on this lens...like I said I wanna upgrade...

I find that the last two lenses are great in some aspects yet...because I'm a perfectionist and already spend enough time on Photoshop I would prefer them to be a little sharper...but I'm hoping in the next 6mths to come to the conclusion that it's just my lack of photography skills so that I can save myself alot of money and NOT have to buy more lenses!

Like I said I am addicted to Photoshop so I use actions and presets...mostly freebies I've found through blog hopping and flickr...

I'm still completely undecided as to what to do with this blog...I'm not sure I can keep up two blogs...that's why it's kinda turned into my photography blog as well...my tech nerd husband is begging me to let him do a website for my photography...but that's always dangerous.....if I let him have control for a moment...well I'm afraid I'll never recover (because I'm a bit of a control freak about that kinda stuff ...that's why we have our own computers..)...so for now this is it...(and he can just keep using his laptop...we have an understanding).

Feel free to ask any questions or to tell me how NOT helpful I am at explaining things...communication has never been one of my strong points...I grew up with my father (who incidently is set to live by himself on a farm in the middle of nowhere and talk to his sheep) what can I say?
55-200mm, f5.6, 1/20, ISO 125

3 comments:

Analiese said...

I think you are the best photographer in the world! I think also you have to retain some sort of control because you have your ideas and although some people might have good ones as well if it is your project then you need to control it. he he he. i think i am controlling in that way to!
so having said that, if i could be a 1/4 as good as you then i would be a happy person!
see you tonight :)

Sarah said...

This is great info Sals, thanks for sharing.

loz_247 said...

Hey sally,your photos are so beautiful. I love photography too...well when i have a spare minute to do it. We will have to get together some time and you can give me some tips. What software do you use and ...well we just need to talk.
My camera is not half as good as yours..but it does have a few settings i know nothing about, that can probably do some great things. I really want to take some nice newborn pics of eliza (now that she is a newborn size of 8 pounds at 7 weeks)not just skin and bones anymore. anyways thanks for sharing

lorelei