My D800 photographic exhibition

I have had my Nikon D800 for 1 year now.

This anniversary of getting my D800 falls quite nicely with my 1st photographic exhibition that features photos taken with the camera over the last year.  The exhibition will showcase images from the Peak District and surrounding area.  I have printed the photos on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper and some are enlarged to 65cm wide showing the true potential of the large megapixel sensor on the Nikon D800.  Most of the photos are taken with two lenses;

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens

and

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens

I would say that 70% of the images are using the 24-70mm lens (at the 24mm end).  For the wider shots the 16-35mm Nikkor is awesome.  I really struggled with the decision over that and the 14-24mm Nikkor but decided on the 16-35mm as I wanted to use my Lee filters.  I am really pleased with my decision on this and have never thought I need the extra 2mm or that any of the images are soft.

Winter Sunrise, Nr, RainowWinter Sunrise, Nr Rainow –  Nikon D800 and Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8 VR.  F/9 1/60s ISO 100 (48mm)

Landscape Photographic Exhibition in the Peak District

Details of the Nikon D800 exhibition of photos in the Peak District can be found here >>

Here are some of the stats from the last year.

    • 16,000 images taken
    • 400 GB of storage required (95% of the images were taken at full res in RAW)
    • Average of around 25Mb per image

Storm clouds over hutStorm clouds over hut, Goyt Valley
Nikon D800 and Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 VR.  F/8 1/400s ISO 400 (70mm)

A couple of the tools that I have found really useful with the Nikon D800.

MB-D12 for Nikon D800 – the official Nikon grip and battery holder is really expensive.  This replacement is a 1/3 of the price and does exactly the same job.

Battery Grip Holder Pack Replace MB-D12 for Nikon D800 D800E Camera EL15

Lightroom 4.3 – I have moved from Aperture to Lightroom 4.3 and found that I now on rarely use photoshop.  80% of the images that I edited and printed for my up coming exhibition were created in Lightroom.  I would encourage anybody to use Lightroom as it is a great way of categorising your photos.

Details of the Nikon D800 exhibition of photos in the Peak District can be found here >>

D800 Diary – Day 7

Ok – this is going to be my last daily update on the D800.  I will still post updates but they are more likely to be on a weekly basis.  Over the weekend I am going to do a lot of landscape photography – in the Lake District which is close by in the NW of England.

I wanted to thank everyone for the kind emails and comments on my blog.  It has actually been fun writing – but I am running out of things to photograph on a daily basis!  My blog has attracted over 7,000 hits a day which is amazing – I thought if I got anybody reading it would be miracle.

Sunset TreeSunset Tree – Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 Lens

I thought for my final daily post I would list a few sites that have caught my eye over the last week.  All the sites below have some amazing images and information about the Nikon D800.

My Best Nikon D800 sites >>

Ming Thein First Impressions review – Some amazing street photography using the D800 – and probably some of the first real life images

Flickr Nikon D800 User Group  – Some of the latest images from D800 photographers and a great discussion group

500px D800 photos – A selection of photos with the tag D800 on the amazing 500px website

Some great street photography from Bill Mcdad – great b&w photos in this dpreview forum

The dpreview.com production samples – great site with studio photos

D800 first impressions – Richard Wright talks about his first impression of the D800 – some good photos (keep the posts coming Richard!)

Aurora reflection – One of my favourite photos so far taken with the D800

I am sure other people have spotted great sites as well – please post these as comments on my blog and I will take a look and add them to the list

I hope to post again in a few days time – in the meantime happy shooting!