Going to the Dark Digital Side

Today I’m taking delivery on a used Nikon D300 and I’m very excited. So many large format photographers have gone exclusively digital in the past few years that I feel like a blasphemer. I got this camera for a number of reasons. First, I want to have a decent camera when people want to hire me for portraits or other jobs. Second, there are a number of images for which a 4×5 view camera is a very poor choice. I want to do some serious macro work where even my 300mm lens will be too short. I’m also looking forward to doing some night photography with high ISOs.

Maybe I’m just a gearhead who needs a new toy. We’ll see.

I took the photo above with my D100. With the cropping I probably can’t make a decent print larger than 11×14. This will be the first place I go with my new toy.

~ by danbaumbach on September 16, 2009.

5 Responses to “Going to the Dark Digital Side”

  1. Congrats on your new toy! Looking forward to seeing your upcoming macro and night shots 🙂

  2. Welcome to the Dark Side, Dan! Mwuhahahaha! ;^D

    I love the image above, whatever it was taken with!

    – Jack

  3. Darkside? The only “darkside” I can think of is ignoring and denying that inner voice to make photographs. Have fun Dan.

  4. Don’t apologize, Dan. Those who care more about the gear you use than the emotional appeal of your images likely don’t really get your art anyway.

    “Man must shape his tools lest they shape him.” –Arthur Miller


  5. Hey Dan, enjoy the new camera! I’d love a D300 myself. I’m looking forward to seeing the images you create with it.

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