Storm photos

A casual glance through my photo collection will indicate I have this thing for taking photos of the sky. The weather fascinates me like few things because it is so beyond our control, and yet impacts so much of what we do.

Now that I have a good camera, I want to start taking more dynamic shots – especially of storms. While there are plenty of storm chasing photos out there, I’ve only been able to find one tutorial on the photos. I figured you might also find it interesting.

Lightning Photography – Photo Tips.

Guess I’ll have to find a good tripod.

Playing with the new D60

I’ve been threatening to buy myself a better camera for ages, and finally did so last week. Since my brother wasn’t using it very much, he offered to sell me his Nikon D60 with two lenses and a bunch of other paraphernalia. I knew it was in good nick, and the price was much better than retail, so I gratefully accepted.

Being back at work, I haven’t had a lot of chance to play around, but I have uploaded a few choice shots.

I’m definitely enjoying the control that having a DSLR gives. I already had a basic understanding of the technical aspects of photography, but it was good to refresh that knowledge. My brother also links regularly to Ken Rockwell‘s site, which is a really good read. He reviews a lot of technology with an eye for cutting through marketing bullshit, but also talks about good composition, technique, and artistry as being the most crucial to making photographs instead of snapshots.

Anyway, look through what I’ve made so far and let me know what you think. I’ll try to take some photos every day so that I understand the camera better.