Looking back to 2004 with the Nikon D100

Learning to make bricks are Anna Roberts (left age 7), Brandon Roberts (2nd left age 10), Shaquaja Washington (3rd age 8) and Caleb Edge (age 10) at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/8, 1/180]
Thirteen years ago I had been shooting with my new Nikon D100 for just a couple of years. This was my first digital capture DSLR camera.

My daughter and I drove down to Americus, Georgia to photograph the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center for Disney’s Family Magazine.

For the past few days I have been going through my old CDs and DVDs looking through my work. In good light everyone of my digital cameras was pretty outstanding as compared to my days of shooting film.

Enjoying the Tanzania House are Brandon Roberts (left age 10) Anna Roberts (age 7), Shaquaja Washington (right age 8) and Caleb Edge (right age 10), at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/4.8, 1/80]
In doors with that first Nikon D100 I was using flash more than I would have to do today. But the results were just great.

Learning to make bricks are Anna Roberts (left age 7), Shaquaja Washington (2nd age 8), Caleb Edge (3rd age 10) and Brandon Roberts (age 10) at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/8, 1/180]
The lens I used on this camera was the Sigma 18-125mm, which wasn’t super sharp but did great with that camera. I loved not having to carry a lot of lenses.

Tatiana Suarez, tour guide shows how to make bricks like they do in many third world countries to Anna Roberts (blue shirt age 7), Brandon Roberts (solid dark blue age 10) Caleb Edge (checkered shirt age 10), and Shaquaja Washington (pink shirt age 8) at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/3.5, 1/2500]
I was shooting pretty wide with the 18mm on a DX cropped sensor. So I was only shooting about 27mm if it was an FX sensor. It would be a few years before Nikon introduced the full sensor.

Tatiana Suarez, tour guide shows the Sri Lanka house to Brandon Roberts (front age 10), Anna Roberts (middle age 7) and Caleb Edge (back age 10) at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/8, 1/250]
For those of you wanting to do a great day trip I cannot say enough about the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center. You can see how people live all over the world and how Habitat builds different houses depending on the country.

David Bottomley, tour guide shows how they are building an example of the homes built by Habitat International in Mexico using a new light weight brick made of aluminum and concrete to Anna Roberts (blue shirt age 7), Brandon Roberts (solid dark blue age 10) Caleb Edge (checkered shirt age 10), and Shaquaja Washington (pink shirt age 8) at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/4.8, 1/1600]
Here the kids are seeing brick made of aluminum and concrete, which is what they have used in Mexico.

Caleb Edge (left age 10) and Brandon Roberts (right age 10) run by the Malawi House on the left and the Kenya House behind them at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/6.7, 1/640]
I think this is one of the great day trips for families to see how the rest of the world lives.

Caleb Edge (front left age 10), Brandon Roberts (back left age 10), Anna Roberts (front Right age 7), and Shaquaja Washington (back right age 8) at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/6.7, 1/400]
Kids and adults get to see actual streets scenes, homes and other things like school rooms in different countries.

David Bottomley, tour guide shows the African Schoolhouse is a new experience for Anna Roberts (blue shirt age 7), Brandon Roberts (solid dark blue age 10) Caleb Edge (checkered shirt age 10), and Shaquaja Washington (pink shirt age 8) at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/6.7, 1/180]
When I was shooting fill flash outside with that Nikon D100 I had to shoot at 1/180 to not see the shutter curtain.

While the cameras today are much better I believe that no matter the camera if you know what you are doing you can get some great photos.

David Bottomley, tour guide shows the Global Village to Anna Roberts (blue shirt age 7), Brandon Roberts (solid dark blue age 10) Caleb Edge (checkered shirt age 10), and Shaquaja Washington (pink shirt age 8) at the Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia. [Nikon D100, Sigma 18-125mm, ISO 200, ƒ/4.8, 1/1250]

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