The New Manual DSLR Project

Hi, and welcome to my blog. The Manual DSLR Project was started March 30, 2010 with the intent of devoting one year to learning how to use my Nikon D300 in manual mode. I invited you to join me as I took this journey. You celebrated with me as my fingers began to remember which wheel adjusts the shutter speed and which controls the aperture settings. I was brutally honest in sharing my mistakes.

A year passed quickly...and I achieved my goal of demystifying the manual operation of my camera.

While the Manual DSLR Project was intended to be bound by time (one year), I am eager to keep the conversation going. So look for additional posts on anything related to photography. And interact. Let me know if you are reading the blog and find it useful.

All the best...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shooting Big - Finished Product

In the last post I talked about some photos I shot for a graphic wrap for a 20' cargo trailer. The design was done by Rejas Business Solutions, using photos that I shot with my 12 megapixel Nikon D300. I am very pleased with the quality and clarity of the photos, especially since they are quite large. Rejas did a great job translating my ideas into the wrap.

The theme is "Industrial Strength" which plays off the industrial training programs at Northeast Alabama Community College.

The photos of the finished trailer were shot with my iPhone. I plan to shoot some better quality shots soon.

The largest print I had ever made before was a 30 inch canvas. It was fun to have a chance to shoot big. It just goes to prove that for most projects, more megapixels are not necessarily needed.

Now it's time to figure out to design the inside of the trailer...

All the best... Mike