12 February 2010

Through my Lens: Experimenting with my first DSLR



A couple of months back, I bought my first DSLR camera. It's a Canon EOS kiss x3 which is the Japanese version of Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i. I am not a professional but I have always wanted to learn photography. I have owned a bunch of point & shoot cameras over the years but I could never be satisfied with them especially with night snaps. I have a lot of passion about photography and really want to learn the art of taking good photos. People say that true experimentation is the only way to master this art and we need to spend a lot of time shooting. Well, time is the problem to go for more and more experimentations. Anyway, without talking so much about photography techniques (because I am just a beginner) let me share with you few of the photographs that I took with my new DSLR.

An hour before sunset; Location: Hiroshima city, Japan: shot with Canon EF-S18-55mm kit lens 

Trying bokeh (the out of focus or blurry areas of a photograph): shot with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens

(Water surface: shot with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens)

Autumn memories: Location: Ikeinomori park, Higashi Hiroshima city, Japan: shot with Canon EF-S18-55mm kit lens 

Sunset view: Location: Higashi Hiroshima city, Japan: shot with Canon EF-S55-250mm kit lens

 
Lighting fixtures: Location: Kure city, Japan: shot with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens @ ISO: 1600

Light streaks created due to movement of vehicles (taken with a long exposure): Location: Higashi Hiroshima city, Japan: shot with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens @ ISO: 100

 
Night view of Higashi Hiroshima city: shot with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens @ ISO: 100; Exposure: 272 sec

It's my early days in photography but I'm finding out very quickly that it is an expensive hobby. I first bought two lens (EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS Focus Range: 0.25m ~ ∞ and EF-S55-250mm F4-5.6 IS Focus Range: 1.1m ~ ∞) that came with my DSLR and later went on to buy a really handy Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens for sharp images and videos (during low light conditions). However, I realized that these lenses are not enough and we need few more of these once the enthusiasm and requirement scale high.

The above pictures may not be good enough from the view point of a professional photographer but I am happy that I was able to take few nice photos. The best thing about a DSLR is you can do lots of experimentation and get quick results. I know it's a long road ahead but I will continue to experiment. Let me know what do you think of my new passion. By the way, you can visit my Flickr page (click here) to see my rest of the shots.

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36 Comments:

Ankit on February 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM said...

Nice Pics !

kamaladi on February 12, 2010 at 8:20 PM said...

Dang....the pictures are gooood....I hope you won't lose your passion in middle, I'm confident each month you will keep finding new ways to out do your last shots......

Good luck

-Prajwol-

N K M on February 12, 2010 at 8:39 PM said...

Thank you for bringing nice compilation.
These are great pics.

Alok said...

Excellent photography! great to know one more dimension of Deependra. you continue to amaze us...keep it up my friend! we are here to admire and encourage.

Sameer on February 13, 2010 at 11:34 AM said...

Nice shot and wonderful composition.

thoughtfulrandomness on February 13, 2010 at 12:03 PM said...

wow nice photog!

i myself am thinking of buying a new cam. but am unable to decide between a DSLR or point-and-shoot.. i am a beginner myself and i already own a p&s but it is quite old.. this is confusing..

anyways waiting for more pics!!!

नयां लाउरे (Naya Laure) on February 13, 2010 at 12:52 PM said...

Great pictures Deependra jee. Thank you for sharing with us. And, enjoy your photography!!

magiceye on February 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM said...

lovely captures!

Tarun Mitra on February 13, 2010 at 11:05 PM said...

Pictures are really good keep trying..:)

Shahid on February 13, 2010 at 11:45 PM said...

Very beautiful pics......deependra i thin there is a photoblog coming up!!!

uspandey on February 13, 2010 at 11:48 PM said...

Jha saheb, consider using a tripod. Most shots are blurry.

DEEPENDRA on February 14, 2010 at 5:38 AM said...

@ uspandey: As you can see, I have taken few night shots (last two) with long exposure which is impossible to take hand holding so I have used tripod for those shots. For the shot 'Lighting fixtures' I increased the ISO level to 1600 which introduced noise. Anyway, I have already started using tripod and remote especially for night shots and the result is better. so pl see the above pictures as my early experiments with DSLR. As said in the post, I will continue to experiment and better my previous shots.

Hasitha on February 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM said...

Nice work !. I really like the first photo. Even though I was there with you that time, I couldn’t capture that moment because I was busy making a time lapsed video. Anyways keep up the good work. Personally I think if you have the eye and the interest, then all you need is time and some patience to master the art of photography. These photos indicate that you have what it takes, so all you need is some time and practice.

Dilip Acharya on February 14, 2010 at 2:57 PM said...

All snaps are wonderful. Personally I think "An hour before sunset" and "Sunset view" are the best among these. Those are really larger than life.

Aakar on February 14, 2010 at 10:01 PM said...

Wow ! Beautiful pictures....'m loving it...

badri on February 19, 2010 at 12:25 PM said...

very nice pictures!

Chaitanya on February 20, 2010 at 8:28 PM said...

First shots and so lovely? I envy you!

DEEPENDRA on February 27, 2010 at 9:09 AM said...

Dear friends, thank you so much for appreciating my work though I know it's only the beginning of a long road ahead! I am glad that most of you liked my first trial with DSLR. I will continue my efforts to deliver higher quality images in future. Thank you once again for all the compliment (and also for the positive criticism)!

Haddock on March 11, 2010 at 11:36 PM said...

some wonderful pictures here.

dipak on May 3, 2010 at 8:45 AM said...

Hi deependra ji u really make nice blog,or i like this photography , really nice ...

buyessay on May 12, 2010 at 5:08 PM said...

I like the long exposure photograph and would like to learn how to create such things... wonderful art indeed =) Although as I see you have a whole set of lenses? I am trying to figure out which one to purchase and from which to start from... wonderful pictures although
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web desiner on December 10, 2010 at 12:32 PM said...

Excellent pics ,Deependra ji
I really like the first photo. Even though I was many

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I am a professional photographer. I am very glad to see your excellent photographs.

Janti said...

my 1st camera is compact Nikon coolpix5200. Used that 7 years til now. Want to buy new camera, a dslr Nikon D5100. will I able to use it? will it to advance for me? consider i never handle a dslr before.

Your pics are nice, and those're from your 1st dslr!

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