Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ive really gone and done it this time !

Nikon SB-700
Well ive really gone and done it now. Ive sold my beloved Nikon D3100. It was a hard decision to make but I could not justify keeping it in my back for those “just in case” moments. The D7000 is more than capable of holing its own do its goodbye for now.

But….. every cloud has a silver lining, and I am now the proud owner of a new Nikon SB-700 Speedlight flash gun. I have had some thought over the past year of what I want to do, what kind of photographer I really want to mould myself into. And the thought of doing portrait work had crossed my mind a few times but the cost of the equipment to set up is pretty steep.

Nikopn D7000 & Nikon SB-700

 Late last year I found myself (and sharing with you all my black and white work) which has had some relatively good success on Blogger, I had a light bulb moment when I though hang on…… I love shooting mono and got a pretty decent eye for shooting portraits, have plenty of self confidence around people and the potential is endless.

So, this leads me to today. With the D7000 and the new speedlight in play I will be, over the coming weeks and months asking for you opinions on some portrait works that I will be attempting. And by god will my Gemma loath me for wanting to take photos of her ALL the time. J

I would like to give a quick shout out to two exceptional people who have helped me massively in my quest for the independent and non-bias reviewer that I am / striving to be.

Joe Bowes @ RedSnapperUK
Vanessa Champion @ Creativity Backgrounds
Jared @ BlackRapid USA

Many thanks, sorry for the lengthy post.

Have a great day.


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