A BOOKWORM + A 50MM LENS
People….I finally got a 50MM lens! It’s been a long time coming, but since I didn’t get it for Christmas…I bought it as a New Years gift to myself! And let me tell you, the guy wasn’t joking when he said it was a good one. I’ve always loved the look of photos with a really shallow depth of field (or a blurry background as I used to always refer to it as), but I could never achieve what I wanted with my kit lens. My photography knowledge is still far from advanced, but it’s been a goal over the last couple of months to improve. I have a lot of wonderful photography friends who have been kind enough to lend me their skills over the years….but it’s time I got down to business and really learned the tricks of the trade myself so I don’t have to always rely on someone else for quality pics. I got the 50MM a few days ago and took it out for a spin for the first time yesterday. Rylee is quite the little bookworm lately, so I wanted to capture her in her element. I hope she always loves books as much as she does now.
Needless to say, I was thrilled with how the lens changed the dynamic of my photos! I still don’t get why it’s so cheap, but I’m not complaining! The only thing that took some getting used to was not having a zoom. I left my aperture at 1.8 for all of these, with small changes in my shutter speed and ISO depending on the direction I was shooting. I hardly even had to edit them. I feel like this is the lens i’ve been waiting for all my life! haha. Such a steal for just above 100 bucks! I think this guy is here to stay.
p.s. – yes, it’s forever spring here in San Diego…