I currently own a Nikon D40x and would like to start taking some nice stills of bikes, as well as people riding their bikes. I have the kit lens that came with the camera (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G). The second that things start to get a bit technical I get quite lost in the photography world, so I was hoping to get some advice.
The kind of photographs that I plan on taking would be similar to the ones found here: http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2011/10/beautiful_bicycle_mattchews_ca.php.
My questions are as follows:
- What kind of lens should I get? I'm looking for crisp colors, big depth of field, and a lens that might be compatible with a better camera when I choose to upgrade.
- Besides shooting in RAW, what are other things that could help me achieve these quality of photographs? What mode is best to shoot in? ISO? I'm definitely targeting images that are VERY similar to the ones posted in that link.