… to my first ever DSLR, the Nikon D40X.
This humble little camera was the very beginning of how I started my journey in photography back in 2008 during my National Service days.
Back then, I had my eye on buying a Canon 400D instead of this. But somehow, my sister insisted that I get the Nikon (mind you, my sister has zero knowledge on cameras) because the salesman kept saying that the Nikon is much better. Oh well, since the best brands to get is either Nikon or Canon, I thought I wasn’t in any loss.
I kept shooting and shooting and shooting ever since I got my hands on it and that’s how I got to be where I am today.
I’ve enjoyed my time with so many people using the D40X and produced images I never thought was possible with this entry level camera. Here are just some of it to share with you guys.
Images copyright of Pixareuz Photography.
My very first assignment on model photoshoot. N two years later …
… It has seen the joy of 5 grown up ladies during the first ever Ma Amia Belle with Heryanti and her girlfriends back in Jan 2010.
I had a great time with Ida Eryani with the BGs aka Background Girls.
One of the memorable bridal shower session I’ll never forget.
Fun time with Mardiana & the LIl’ Misses.
Sha & Fizah Ma Amia Belle photoshoot.
It was a lickin’ good old time.
Had my first time shooting an Arab couple for their journey before parenthood.
I learnt how intimate a couple can be in front of the lens too.
Here’s Sida & Fizzal during their pre-wedding session. One of our earlier wedding couple when we started. I was very surprised she booked us a year or so before her wedding and didn’t even set an appointment to look at our albums. Truly touched to have to have people like them who have faith in us.
On days I skip classes or if classes ended early, I would usually hangout with Alim, a good friend of mine since National Service and we’d explore places in Singapore.
N would have quick portraits too sometimes.
N this was taken when we had our first search for a couple to do the Eternel Du Marriage.
I remember having a hard time getting this shot of Adlina & Zayed coz the D40X doesn’t have a built-in motor for a 50mm lens. Had to manually focus and finally got a perfect shot.
This is one of my daring shots with a couple using the D40X. I was surprised Norlian & Helmi were up for it and well, like the saying goes, “you’ll never know if you never tried”.
I can really go on with more images but these are just some of the highlights using the D40X. N if you noticed too, the images taken above are all from outdoor sessions coz number one, it’s an entry level camera so it has limits when I shoot with it. Number two, it doesn’t have a built-in motor to be used for lenses without motor in them. So I can’t use it to shoot for wedding celebrations coz it’s not equipped to handle such an assignment.
I had a great time using this humble entry level DSLR and all the fun times spent. I learnt photography and through it, it has made me more confident each time I shoot and I’m still in the learning journey and will inspire others and with each shot, I’ll try to take breaths away.
The camera has taken its toll over the years and as the D40X will spend time in storage now, I’d like to share with our dearest readers that it’s not the tool for the job, but the man using the tool for the job to get it done that counts.