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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here the kids are seeing brick made of aluminum and concrete, which is what they have used in Mexico.
I think this is one of the great day trips for families to see how the rest of the world lives.
Kids and adults get to see actual streets scenes, homes and other things like school rooms in different countries.
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.