As i have mentioned before in these posts, i really struggled with sharpness and ISO issues at certain shoots eg: band/club work and model shoots. but that will all change now, (heard that before!) i have got myself the fairly new D7000 DX format camera (ie: not full frame, but crop sensor) and with that i got the pretty good Tamron 17-50 f2.8 lens to go with it as my first lens. definately a step in the right direction i think! i will be hopefully getting all pretty good gear from now on that match the camera and my shooting needs, but a 17-50 will at least give me some fairly wide range of ways to shoot rather than get a 50-200 and cant use it for close up work. as of the last month since owning this new camera i have now become a 2nd shooter at a wedding (something i said i'd never do) and done a beach model shoot with another photographer (another thing i never did), since those 2 i gave the model group a test with the camera and was pretty happy with it (but i must say i did borrow a 70-200 f2.8 lens for that, cheers seng!) and also a band/gig shoot last sat night which i really enjoyed (mostly cause they used heaps of lights which meant i didn't struggle so much with iso/grain)
I also found that Nikon uses NEF as there RAW (negative) file, so i had to upgrade my Lightroom (Lr) to the latest so i could edit all these pics and the fact i'm now shooting RAW AND processing them is highly unusual for me as i used to always just shoot Jpeg and use a simple free program to edit them. but now i have to get with the times and step up to what most people already use. such a big learning curve for me and it's a real struggle sometimes to get a photo to be what i perceive in my mind. but hopefully i can trowel thru it all and come out the other side with much better photos than i have previously. only time will tell!!!
so here are a few photos i've done this month with the new camera....
|borrowed dave's fisheye for this one and used the K10|
oh well, see how these model pics turn out!!!