David Whitney French Photography | Zoo!


November 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I spent Veteran’s Day this year with my two sons at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson. The weather was warm, but not too hot, and the picture taking was pretty good. I wanted to take a look at how the Nikon D610 stood up with its larger file size, comparing it to my normal “go-to” camera, the Nikon D700. The D610 is similar in it color renditions and focusing speeds, but at 24 MP instead of the D700’s 12 MP, the D610’s larger file sizes allow for more cropping. I took my 70-200mm lens and photographed a number of birds, a giraffe and a few other animals and put them in a gallery entitled Reid Park Zoo. Overall, the D610, a dubbed a “prosumer” camera, did a great job and it is a welcome “partner” with the D700.


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Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.



I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old.  I started with a Kodak Instamatic.  Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there. 


Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years.  My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992.  I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography.  One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings.  Why?  Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy!  It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone.  What more could I ask for?  Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.


Oh, and I like riding my bike!