First Portrait With My D300

I had a difficult decision to make a couple weeks ago: travel or camera?

For the first time in over a year I had some extra cash to my name and wrestled with what to do with it.  Invest in a new camera body or hit the road on a mini-adventure – what to do?  I was moments away from booking a seat to meet up with my globe-trotting sister in Rome when I stepped away from the computer and forced myself to reconsider.  The truth is I’ve booked quite a bit of work this summer and I feel like this little photography business I’ve created for myself is on the verge of (dare I say it?) a career.  So, in the wise words of my mother, I acted my age (27) and not my shoe size (8.5) and started, instead, to search for a new camera.

I wast tempted to pop for the D700, but that would surely have put me right back in the poor house where I started.  Instead I went with a new D300 that I found on ebay and, so far, I’m extremely happy with my decision!  My buddy, Henry, gladly agreed to be my D300’s first victim and sat for an impromptu mini-portrait yesterday.

I used a 50mm/1.4 prime lens (my favorite!) for these images.

On a side note, I thought I’d mention that Henry is the product of Blair and Chad from the beautiful wedding in Virginia.  Oh, how life comes full circle!

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