As I was going through Caleb’s picture for a scrapbook I’m planning to do, memories of those not so distant time went through my mind. I think that’s the most powerful thing about photographs. It reminds us of the moments in our past and we can relive the emotions during those moments all over again.
This is the first time I shoot Caleb with a DSLR. It was Dec 2010 and it was an old D70s that a friend wanted to sell. As it was only RM700 plus a kit lens, I took it. I then borrowed a nifty fifty from a friend and start playing around with it.
I instantly fell in love with the bokeh. I kept on shooting the whole day. Meddled with the settings and functions and scower the internet for information. I feel a whole range of possibilities opened up to me.
Then I fell into the trap of all photog newbies. I started craving for a new camera. I put the camera for sale online and got it sold within a week. I then set my eye on a brand new D3100. A misinformed decision, but I was misinformed then.
Ironically, the D3100 was out of stock everywhere during that time. A shop attendant was giving me other options and after weighing in the pros and cons, I finally bought a Canon 500D kit with Canon’s 50mm f1.8.
The other lenses I bought after that was the Tamron 17-50mm non-VC and the Sigma 50mm f1.4. I loved both lenses. Here are some pictures I took with those set of gears.
After 6 months owning the 500D, the buying urges returns. I loved the fast lens, but I felt it still isn’t enough to shoot with available lights indoors. I thought that a better noise control is my answer and after some research, I decided to switch to Nikon and bought the D7000. I’ve shot majorly with the 50mm f1.8g and the Tamron 17-50mm non-VC (yes, I love this lens and I highly recommend it to any hobbyist and enthusiast with a tight budget).