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Nikon D40 For Fashion Photography
Hello All!.

I am trying to pursue photography as a hobby and eventually as a profession after I will be good at it. I have no formal training in photography, whatsoever..

Could somebody advise if the Nikon D40 would be a good springboard to pursue fashion photography?.

Thanks a lot!..

Comments (10)

Almost any camera will be a "good springboard" if you make the effort to learn how to use it. Fashion photography requires no high speed AF, no high frame rate, etc..

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Comment #1

I am fairly new to photography too (3-yrs) and am also pursuing a career. I like fashion and Voguish Portraits. I shoot with the D40 and a Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 HSM lens, and it works perfectly for fashion, and any other type of photography (with limitations)..

Remember that the camera is just a tool. A bigger/better camera will NOT make you a better photographer. If I had a D80 or D300, my picture quality would be about the same. Actually, the lenses are more important than the camera....for the most part, but ultimately, it YOU!!!.

Anyway, here is a link to my Voguish/Fashion photos taken with the D40, SB-600 with diffuser, and the Sigma 17-70mm. Hope this helps, and I hope you like my photos http://www.robersonimages.com/gallery/3188987_2787n#250233355http://www.robersonimages.com..

Comment #2

HI ExNihilo,.

Call me dumb but I dont know what you meant by "high speedAF, no high frame rate, etc"..

I saw your website and the photos are awesome. How do you manage to create different colors for your photographs?.

You are a visionary! Awesome photos! Full of life!.

Thank you,.

-StudioCB.

ExNihilo wrote:.

Almost any camera will be a "good springboard" if you make the effortto learn how to use it. Fashion photography requires no high speedAF, no high frame rate, etc..

Http://exnophoto.com.

The blog: http://Exno.Blogspot.com..

Comment #3

Hi Ahmed,.

Photos are great. Thank you for the reply. Hope I could get hold of you once I have questions. Honestly I dont really have any training in this and even the terms sounds really alien to me but I'm really determined to learn it..

Thank you,.

StudioCB.

Aimless Ahmed wrote:.

I am fairly new to photography too (3-yrs) and am also pursuing acareer. I like fashion and Voguish Portraits. I shoot with the D40and a Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 HSM lens, and it works perfectly forfashion, and any other type of photography (with limitations)..

Remember that the camera is just a tool. A bigger/better camera willNOT make you a better photographer. If I had a D80 or D300, mypicture quality would be about the same. Actually, the lenses aremore important than the camera....for the most part, but ultimately,it YOU!!!.

Anyway, here is a link to my Voguish/Fashion photos taken with theD40, SB-600 with diffuser, and the Sigma 17-70mm. Hope this helps,and I hope you like my photos http://www.robersonimages.com/gallery/3188987_2787n#250233355http://www.robersonimages.com..

Comment #4

Whatever you need to know, feel free to ask me, and I will do my best to help  That's what we're all here for anyway...to learn, help and share.http://www.robersonimages.com..

Comment #5

Hey Ahmed,.

You happen to have an email address?.

Thank you,.

StudioCB.

Aimless Ahmed wrote:.

Whatever you need to know, feel free to ask me, and I will do my bestto help  That's what we're all here for anyway...to learn, helpand share.http://www.robersonimages.com..

Comment #6

Studiocb wrote:.

HI ExNihilo,.

Call me dumb but I dont know what you meant by "high speedAF, no high frame rate, etc"..

If you're not doing sports or other high motion photography you don't have to have instant autofocussing, and you won't need to snap 10 images a second either... most forms of portraiture are much slower speed, so you don't need something with the performance of like a D3 or even necessarily a midrange like d300..

I'm just saying spend little on the body, more on the lenses..

I saw your website and the photos are awesome. How do you manage tocreate different colors for your photographs?.

You'd have to give me an example or two that you have questions about....

You are a visionary! Awesome photos! Full of life!.

Thanks man! Not a visionary though... just eventually learning what to look for..

Http://exnophoto.com.

The blog: http://Exno.Blogspot.com..

Comment #7

Did you take a stop at your local library and pick up a book on the mechanics of photography yet? Its free and gives you a basis which to learn...

Comment #8

The D40 is a superb camera to start out with. I'd suggest the kit which includes the wonderfully sharp 18-135 zoom..

It's not only a good learner camera, but a nice camera for any enthusiast. I bought one for my gal for Christmas and she loves it. Right out of the box with no adjustments, she's able to create nice images..

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Comment #9

I'd think before just jumping on the kit lens... get an idea of the kind of images you want to shoot... I.e. if you want to go with thin DOF you'll be better off with a 70-200mm f2.8 or an 85mm f1.8 rather than a kit lens that can't open the aperture wide at all..

I.e. the slice of field you get with 70-200mm wide open..

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Http://exnophoto.com.

The blog: http://Exno.Blogspot.com..

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