Thursday, February 19, 2009

My New Lense

After a lot of research, I decided to buy another lense. I chose to buy the Canon 50mm 1.8. It is quite a bit different than my previous lense. First of all, I love how low the f-stops go. It makes it fun to shoot close up portrait pictures.

Canon 50mm 1.8


Nicole went to her stylist today and got a cut and color. She was so excited about it. She asked me to take pictures of her hair from every angle (including the top) so she could remember how it looked today.


Another thing I love about this lense is the detail that shows up in the eyes. I love the "catch light" effect. I can't wait to use it in natural light (as opposed to the kitchen ligts in these pictures).


While Brandon was doing his homework, I snapped a few pictures. The depth of field is incredible with this lense. I focused on his eye and almost everything else is out of focus.


Again, look at the details of his eyes, and notice the "catch lights".

Kitchen Aid Mixer

I decided to have a little fun with some inanimate objects. I thought this "retro" picture of the Kitchen Aid mixer was fun. I focused on the "h" in the word. As you can see, almost everything else is out of focus.


Finally, I wanted to se how this lense would do with some colors. It was fun to play around with the settings and see what woluld come out. Like I said, I am so excited to get to try this out this weekend with natural light. Till then!

1 comment:

Maryann said...

It sure looks like fun to use a camera like that! Good job!