While cleaning out / organising my external drive, I chanced upon a folder called “1st D50 Pics” which obviously contained SOME of my first photos using the D50. I say some because I filed the rest in random folders, some of these I’m re-discovering now. Anyway, of the images that were there, these are the three I liked the most.

These were taken in August 2005 – while this was not the first time I’ve used a digital camera (I had point and shoots prior to 2005) – that year would have been when I purchased my very first Digital SLR.

Fourteen years on, while I no longer have the D50 (and concomitant lenses), I still have my DSLRs (I now have two – a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D750) which I use for projects. My go-to-camera when travelling is my Fuji X-T10 – smaller and bit easier to carry. I had my D7000 whilst roaming around Europe and I swear my arm just about detached itself from my shoulder. My everyday “always-in-my-bag” camera is Canon GX9.

I may have changed cameras but I think my style of photography has remained fairly unchanged. I still prefer natural images – I still don’t over process my photos, and still don’t rely a whole lot on photo-editing software and other gimmickry (although I admit, I did go through a “spot colour” phase – which makes me kinda cringe).

Mind you, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to improve on my craft … I DO! There are a lot of amazing new techniques – that won’t look to cliche in a decade – that I’m eager to try out. What I meant was, if a couple whose wedding photos I’ve taken looks at their photos when at their 30th anniversary, I don’t want say “oh my god, what was our photographer thinking and why did we agree to this?“. I’d rather that they say “These photos brings back so many memories … remember when …” – am I making sense? I think I am, but I may not be.

Anyway, here are three more recent photos. These were taken using the D750 on 20th February at Pukeiti Park in New Plymouth.

Published by Viv Phillips

That's not exactly a flattering image. Eh! Anyway, when I'm not taking photos, I do acrylic painting or write about my adventures (and misadventures) in this wonderful journey called life. :)

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