Thursday, March 15, 2012

C is for Camera

I was so excited to get a tax return this year that I couldn't wait to go out and spend it!  I'm supporting the economy right?  I decided I wanted to get a new lens for my camera.  I have been using the lens that came with it and by all means its adequate...but I was finding it limiting.  I chose this Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens.  I'm no pro by any means but decided this would allow me to have more control of my images.  

I have not taken any formal photography classes.  Part of the enjoyment of the hobby for me has been experimenting on my own.  I take pictures of the same object then turn a knob or two and then see how the picture changes.  I realize how un-techinical this sounds but I'm having a lot of fun with it :)  Also, Google has been a great resource for information on photography.  
Aperture set at 1.4
Aperture set at 5.0

Above are examples of the same object being taken at different aperture settings.  I have a Canon camera and was shooting in 'Av' mode.  And the necklace pictured?  I just got it in the mail yesterday from Spike the Punch on Etsy!  I have seen her pieces featured on several blogs and love her jeweled neon creations.  They seem to go fast when posted in the shop but one of these days I will definitely snag one!  

1 comment:

  1. What a GREAT way to spend your tax return! I can't wait to see all of your fun photos with it!
    xo Josie