Jeremy Gadd

Photographer, Cameraman and Video Editor

Nikon D5300Just myself a new Nikon D5300 DSLR.

Thought I’d upgrade for both photography and for experimenting with HD video.

First Impressions:

 

Haven’t really had much time to fiddle about with it yet but my first thoughts are that it produces stunning images right out of the box and with very little editing. This to me is the essential starting block as whilst most people will want to edit their photos a bit, such as enhancing colour and tone it’s nice to have something that you can also just take great photos with the minimum of fuss. 24 megapixels is very nice to have and should produce great images for print.

I recently decided it was time to step up and go out and buy a DSLR. I’ve dreamed about it for years, always waiting til I’ve got the money to get the best, but I guess it’s a bit like my childhood days when we had the ‘My First…..’ books. Insert your first in the dots – my first bike, my first reading book etc. So, it’s ‘My First DSLR’.

I saw a second hand Sony A230 at a cracking price for the body only and promptly went out and bought 3 lens (all second hand as well). My full kit is now:

  • 75-300mm telephoto
  • 18-55mm
  • 50mm portrait lens

I’ve been taking a few shots and will hopefully get round to posting up a few soon.

I guess the moral of the story is that you’ve got to start somewhere, even if it’s second hand.

I’ve always been excited about photographing a Heron and now that I have my tele lens I can do it! I was up early morning and went to the harbour and was chuffed when I saw it sitting on a pole. It was like it was saying ‘film me!!!’

Heron in Kilkeel Harbour

I've always been excited about photographing a Heron and now that I have my tele lens I can do it! I was up early morning and went to the harbour and was chuffed when I saw it sitting on a pole. It was like it was saying 'film me!!!'

Just bought myself one of these rather nice remote controls for my Sony DSLR. Way cheaper than the official Sony Remote Commander and obviously does less but suits me fine. Gives me remote control of the shutter so that I can mount the camera on a tripod and take long exposure shots without camera shake. Well, that’s the theory so now I’ll have to go and take a few shots and see.

Get one from the Amazon Marketplace

So glad I managed to get this sunset from the other night.

Sunset in Lisnacree

gorgeous sunset from the other night.

Wedding Fayre Harbour InnWe’ve got a busy weekend next week, with a wedding on Saturday in Hilltown and a wedding fayre on Sunday at the Harbour Inn, Annalong. The Harbour Inn is hosting its first ever Wedding Fayre on Sunday 2nd March. Beside the harbour it’s a lovely setting for a wedding as the venue is licenced for civil ceremonies.

The Wedding Fayre is from 1 to 5pm. Would be good to meet you there.

You can get more info on their page at www.harbourinnannalong.co.uk/wedding.php

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