Getting Started: True Grit

by Shane Thomas July. 07, 2011 5288 views

3rd Attempt/Session with dSLR.

I knew that 21:30 at night in a dark and dreary Ireland wouldn't exactly afford the best lighting conditions and would be a bit of a challenge for me. It was however, the only time I've had today and I didn't want to let a day go by without snapping something.

They say “stick to what you know”.

I headed for the town where I work and took a few dodgy shots. The shots aren't great but I think they're true to the “feel” of Bray [] as night begins to settle in.

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.

The Mine…





Cheers Mate…

Smile from a stranger…

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Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 6 months ago

Cool post

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Shane Thomas 9 years, 6 months ago

Sadly, much of what I was trying to achieve is lost through 800px downsizing. Still, it was worth a shot and I'll keep the downsizing in mind on the next batch! :)

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 9 years, 6 months ago

Another good set Shane.
You may be interested to look at the posts of another Dublin photographer - Barry Delaney - who does the most wonderful street photography.

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