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Nikon D300

Mark on location in Wales 2006

Woodland shoot Nikon D300

On location in Southampton with FujiFinepix S5500

// Photographer Bio //

Name: Mark Dunn
Born: April 1971
Location: Berkshire UK

 
// Photographer History //


// Early 2005 //
Started my interest in photography, from going on walks in and around my local area ( Berkshire UK) snapping various shots using my phone's (Nokia 6230) camera.

Although great fun, it soon became apparent that I was very limited with the quality of shots that the camera phone could take. So wanting to expand my photography skills, I decided to purchase the FujiFinePix S5500.


// Mid 2006
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I bought two additional lens/filters to experiment with, a Macro (close-up) lens as well as Infra-red filter, which have both given really interesting effects / compositions.


// November 2007 //
I realised that I had learnt as much as I could with my FujiFinePix S5500 and found that I was hitting limitations of what I could achieve for certain shots. So after a long period of researching various cameras I decided to purchase the Nikon D300 to allow me to progress my learning further, as this camera had the functionality to allow me to get the shots I required.

Now armed with this new camera I have started to try out new types of Photography, especially HDR (High Dynamic Range) which combines a series of shots at varying exposures, to capture as much tonal information as possible, which are then merged into one file that maps the full range of luminance across the final image.


// August 2009 //
After a long wait I decided to bite the bullet and bought myself a Macro lens, which I had been after for over a year. I opted for the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105 f/2.8G IF-ED as this would give me a greater working distance from my subjects and it had the additional benifit of having Vibration Reduction as well. Keep a look out in my Main Gallery for new images taken with this lens.


// July 2010 //
After being asked by a friend to shoot their wedding later in the year I decided to splash out on a new lens with a large aperture to help me shoot in low light. So after a bit of time reserching I decided to opt for the Tamron SP AF17-50 f/2.8 XR DiII VC lens.

The reason I chose this len was because it was £700 ukp cheaper than the Nikon lens in this range and it also offered Vibration Correction, so when shooting hand held I can drop to a slower shutter speed.

// Camera Equipment //

Main Camera : Nikon D300

Lenses:

Nikkor: 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR DX - (bought: 01.11.2008)
Nikkor: 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro - (bought 12.08.2009)
Tamron: SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR DiII VC - (bought 08.07.2010)



Filters:
Hoya Infra red (R72) 72mm
Hoya Circular Polarizer 72mm,
Hoya Super HMC Pro1 Skylight 1B filter 72mm

Hoya Pro1 Digital Filter Protector 62mm
Hoya HD Digital Filter Protector 72mm


Accessories:

MB-D10 Battery Grip
Manfrotto 190XPROB Tripod + Manfrotto 804RC2 - 3 Way Head
Phottix Cleon Wireless remote control set

Macro Ring Flash Delta DRF-14 N (bought 16.12.2009)


Secondary Camera
: FujiFinePix S5500

Filters:

Hoya Infra red (R72) 55mm
Hoya Macro +10 55mm, Hoya Circular Polarizer 55mm.


Accessories:

Tripod
Monopod
Minipod


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