So far, Facebook is winning for me. I can’t seem to keep up with both places. I turn around, and Poof!, it’s been another two or three months since I’ve posted here! For any WordPress readers who are also on Facebook, you might want to check me out at www.facebook.com/sarahstarrphotography; I post almost a photo a day there. I still plan to use Wordpress for longer posts, though, and collections. Here, for today, is a set from an evening at a harbor in Juneau, Alaska.
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I’ve had three different friends ask me about entry-level DSLR cameras. This isn’t a review, because I haven’t had many entry-level DSLR cameras in my hand. Rather it’s a summary of some information you might want to consider. I’ve had Nikons for the last several years, so my examples are Nikons.
(Note: The camera numbers in Nikon names make no sense. D90 is a higher-level camera than D5000, but D700 is in a higher class than the D40.) — UPDATE: My photographer friend Steven posted (below) a comment shedding some light on this! <:
The Light Triangle
Here’s the issue with the D5000 series (and D40, D60, and D3000s): Many lenses will not autofocus with them.
These cameras don’t have an internal autofocus motor. This means that your dad’s old Nikon lenses won’t work (or at least won’t focus) with this camera. If you want to buy a 50mm 1.8 lens, you’ll have to buy the AF-S 50mm f/1.8 G at $220; you won’t be able to pick up just any 50 1.8 on Craigslist for $100. If you want to be able to use old AI lenses, consider the D90 instead.
Cheyann called me late this summer to ask about senior portraits. We’ve had to work around colder, wet fall weather, but have taken some fabulous pictures! She ended up becoming my senior rep (like a PR person).
One of my favorite things about photographing Cheyann is her easy smile. I was surprised recently when she said that she had never been comfortable, before these sessions, showing her teeth to a camera. Now she knows how beautiful her smile is. That’s what I like best about being a photographer!
These are part of a family session, but the parents have asked that the children’s pictures not be posted online. Lots of love….
Giraffes are at once ungainly and graceful. Close-up (or with a zoom lens), they lose the grace!
If you’ve found a subject that appeals to you, but your picture doesn’t capture its magic, try a different angle. This will affect both background and lighting. Here, I lay on the ground and shot the stalks from below. (I also did a bit of editing on the looking-up image, but the point remains the same. <: )
This is Laja Okunuga, a merchant of authentic African goods. (See http://www.adeafricana.com.) I was so pleased to take his portrait at the 2012 Worldbeat festival in Salem.