Thursday, January 22, 2015

Some of my photographs get critiqued by Eric Rossi

So, Eric gave me the chance to have some of my photos get critiqued by him on Youtube, which I obviously didn't want to miss out on.

I really enjoyed watching this and receiving honest feedback from someone with way more experience than me.

What do you think?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

D300 has changed ownership

JHook Photography

So.. today I bought the pre-owned Nikon D300, with the Nikon MB-D10 battery grip, 3 Nikon EN-EL3e batteries, 2 Nikon chargers and an 8Gb CF card.

I already had a screw-driven Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 on the shelf reserved for it.

My plan was to head out tonight to test the camera, but I won't be doing that for 2 reasons..

#1 the sensor is a bit dirty, and as I didn't bring my kit with me..

#2 the sky is completely covered with clouds

Hopefully someday, not too far in the future, we'll see some stars (with no moon washing them out ).

Friday, January 16, 2015

New camera purchase.. and a mic.

JHook Photography

Well.. it is a used camera, but a new one for me..

I found a great deal online for a Nikon D300 + battery grip + 3 batteries + 2 chargers ( all Nikon ) and an 8gb cf memory card, which I'm going to go pick up tomorrow.

The D300 is going to be my secondary timelapse "gun", alongside my D7100.

I already have a #lens for the camera on the shelf. A Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 screw-driven. It will work nicely, since the D300 has a focus motor built in.

I also purchased an external mic earlier this week. A Zoom H2next. No actual experiences with it just yet, but I will upload a quality test pretty soon.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New year, new post..

JHook Photography

First of all, I need to apologize for not posting for awhile.

A lot has happened since my last update.
After I got back from my parents's summer cabin back in November, I edited the photos and the light-painting video, uploaded them, got back to work and continued onwards in life as usual.
However, early December I was presented with an opportunity to purchase a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR-ED lens with a bargain of a price (no, it wasn't stolen or broken). So, I managed to procure enough cash to get it (beast for a lens by the way).
Also, I ended up giving 200€ to charity during christmass, for 2 families with small children and in need of assistance.

This week was also pretty hectic, monday (Jan. 5th) it was -22celsius, almost full moon and completely clear skies, so me and the missus headed out to Siikaneva National Park in Ruovesi, Finland to enjoy fresh air and the scenery next to a bonfire. Ended up making a short timelapse of it.
This gave me the idea, to get a second dslr as another point of view next to my D7100.

Today I found a good deal..
A Nikon D300 (53k shutter count), Nikon battery grip, 2 Nikon chargers and 3 Nikon batteries.. for a bargain.
Ordered a cheapo intervalometer and a 32gb cf card from ebay aswell.

Hobo, my mixed breed dog also turned 4 on Dec. 26th, she got to do her favorite things.. running, eating lamb-bones and going to a hot sauna with me.

I kinda made a couple new year's resolutions aswell:
I will up my photography a notch and be more active in social media regarding my photography.
Get out to take pictures/timelapse/video even more.
Eat atleast a bit helthier.
Spend more time with my girlfriend (hopefully combining all of the above at the same time).

What kind of resolutions/goals did you make for yourself for this year and/or the future?