Everything Changed After I Had A DSLR

(Before I start, I just to remind my English is not quite good as other article authors here. I'm getting a little help from Google Translate and Grammarly. Sorry about that.)

It was March 2019, just a few months ago. My uncle visited us from Malaysia. It was a long time we didn't meet again, for 2 years. He stayed here for a couple of days, and one day, I tell him that I entered to stock photography. I was using Nikon Coolpix L29, a point-and-shoot camera for taking stock photos. He examined my photos, discussed a bit about my photos. Overall, he believes I'm a good beginner for stock photography but he thinks I'm lacking equipment. He tells me that he has a bit old DSLR and he wants to giveaway to me. I thank him, and he returns to Malaysia, to our hometown.

After a week, I and my mother went to Malaysia, because my mother had some job there. At the day of arrival, my uncle came with a bag, written "Nikon" over it. He gave the bag to me. Inside the bag, I found a DSLR, the DSLR's charger and a memory card reader. I thank my uncle again and again. He says to me to train over the camera, get experience over it. I returned back to Turkey after a week here.

Inside a Terminal in Singapore Changi International Airport

(Took this photo with the DSLR)

At the first week, I would say I'd use the auto mode mainly and tried for aperture priority mode. Learned that I'm able to take portraits with a blurred background using the aperture priority mode.

There was a big difference between a point-and-shoot camera with a DSLR. The speed, the ability to use the camera manually, focusing on an object manually, vibration reduction and everything else.

Now I understood that I was still amateur on photography. That means there are many things more to learn, discover and doing an experiment over it.

This is some of the photos that I took with my DSLR, the Nikon D3100.

Mini Travertines

The mini travertines in Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey.

Bees on Small Hives

Bees in their little hive.

Gazania, the African daisy flower.

Gazania, the African daisy.

Barley Piece

A couple of barley.

I'll show my uncle these photos next week, where I'll go to Malaysia. I'm a little excited, what will he say?

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this article. Let's meet again in my next article!

Photo credits: Mgphotostock.

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July 06, 2019


Excellent blog. I had a similar experience as well but I did not have an uncle but a new job which gaves me (allowed me to buy myself) a new DSLR 14 years ago. Few years ago, I made a move to the FX camera with the stock incomes. I bought my two last FX in Malaysia ;) my second home town. I wish to have a FX camera as well to see another world of photography ... Good luck.

July 01, 2019


Thanks everybody for the motivating comments! 

July 01, 2019


Wow very nice blog and its inspirational as well .. here i don't have a dslr camera so, i am using my samsung phone for photography...

June 29, 2019


nice blog story. I enjoy this article

June 27, 2019


I've had SLRs, DSLRs, and point and shoot. But I prefer my phone! I currently shoot with my HTC U12+. It shoots RAW photos. Weighing in at 188 grams and pretty much water proof, I'm able to take my camera literally EVERYWHERE with ease. 

June 27, 2019


Wow! What  great story and a wonderful gift from your uncle. I enjoyed your images. Best Wishes :)

June 27, 2019


Well done, great images!!I started off with using a Canon Eos 500D, which I shortly sold off to buy the Canon Eos 7D when it just arrived on the market. Since 2009, it have been serving me well with no major issues, and now it complements me with my new Mavic Pro drone recently bought, when I started work as a drone pilot.

June 25, 2019


Lucky you. How I wished I had an uncle like yours.I too started with point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix L27. Then a Canon Powershot SX530HS superzoom. And now a Canon EOS 800D/T7i which I bought a few months back.

June 24, 2019


What a blessing for him to give you a DSLR. Your photos are great and the article is wonderful, even with the help of Google Translate! Great job. Hope to read and see more from you. William

June 24, 2019


Nice blog !

June 20, 2019


nice images!

June 20, 2019


Nice blog, the same happened to me.

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