Getting Started: Dublin Zoo (Part 1)

by Shane Thomas July. 04, 2011 5679 views

1st Attempt/Session with dSLR.

PROJECT:
Take a newbie (me) that has no idea how to take photographs. Next, grab an entry level Nikon d3100 with 18-55VR stock lens and set both to full manual. Then, try to take photographs and have the end result resemble what was in my mind when I clicked the button.

Yummy, yummy, yummy…

All along the Watchtower…

Waterfall…

f8 and be there…

Veiled Chameleon…

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Lynda 6 years, 2 months ago

Great shots

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Amanda-Jane 6 years, 2 months ago

Another great set :) Number 2!!! That pose just cracks me up, brilliant :)

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Camelia 6 years, 2 months ago

welcome :)

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Karman 6 years, 2 months ago

Welcome to PB. I think you have a great project start here.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 2 months ago

I'm impressed already! Wonderful shots of zoo animals and the waterfalls are lovely.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Shane Thomas 6 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for the welcome and kind words guys. Just curious to see how much I can get out of a starter lens, keep it full manual and see what I can come up with. Enjoying the "limitation" of not upgrading the lens.

Was difficult to get clean shots though; were taken through viewing windows and covered in hand prints and what not.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 2 months ago

Welcome to the community Shane. These are a great first set. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 6 years, 2 months ago

First attempts?! You did great! very lovely pictures!
Welcome on PB!

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Shane Thomas 6 years, 2 months ago

These would be my first attempt at taking a few pics with a digital SLR.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
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