My first walk

It was time to dis­cov­er the Nikon D3300 and both its kit lens­es. Even more impor­tant than that, I had to find out if I have what it takes to do street pho­tog­ra­phy. After all, I can sym­pa­thize with peo­ple that might feel uncom­fort­able with some­one tak­ing pho­tographs of theirs in the street. Nowadays peo­ple are too sus­pi­cious and I believe it is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the pho­tog­ra­pher to make them trust the per­son behind the cam­era.

As expect­ed, my first walk was a dis­as­ter. I walked around the neigh­bor­hood and went to the most tra­di­tion­al flea mar­ket in Lisbon, Feira da Ladra. I had dif­fi­cul­ties get­ting used to the auto-focus and even more dif­fi­cul­ties deal­ing with peo­ple too close to me. The good thing is that it cer­tain­ly was a great learn­ing expe­ri­ence and, even in spite of some dis­com­fort, I felt like fish in the water.

Finally!

d3300kitLet’s just say that I’ve always been a pho­tog­ra­pher but haven’t had any decent equip­ment in the last 15 years or so. Well, that has just changed… I recent­ly bought an entry lev­el Nikon DSLR, the D3300 with both the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm kit lens­es. What was already expect­ed to be a year of change (being 50 years old defies a man to accept new chal­lenges), has become an unex­pect­ed and pleas­ant sur­prise. Having quit smoke in July, pho­tog­ra­phy has returned to my life like a spe­cial gift for hav­ing been able to do so.

This blog will be about my learn­ing process on every­thing pho­tog­ra­phy relat­ed. The style, the deci­sions, the roll, the gear, the edit­ing and every­thing else that a pho­tog­ra­pher has to deal with on a dai­ly basis.

Hope you enjoy read­ing it and par­tic­i­pat­ing in the debates as much as I am enjoy start­ing this new blog.