Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Love the UPS Truck

The big brown truck came to our house today! The bearer of my new camera lens. I'm so excited! A while back, I asked Renee about the first steps in improving my photography. "Start shooting in manual," was her answer. So I did. And it didn't take me very long to figure out why Renee shoots almost exclusively with a 50mm 1.4. I just couldn't get enough light when taking pictures in the house or at Alissa's swim meets. So began my quest to buy a lens similar to hers. I can't wait to learn to use it! Just a couple of quick, playing-around shots right out of the box:
(The plum tree in the back yard is starting to bloom! Welcome, Spring!)
Because this camera has an option for a wide open aperture (1.4), the depth of field can be really shallow. So you get the effect of everything behind your focused area being very blurry ... and therefore not distracting to the subject.
(Just a goofy picture of Ania; she is so full of silly expressions lately! She's becoming quite the little clown.)
I really don't have high aspirations about being an amazing photographer ... I just want to take the best pictures possible for me. Life is too short and the kids are too cute to miss out on capturing these moments.


Abbie said...

I love all the pictures!! So cute.

Leslie said...

Your photos are great. I'm excited for you. You are doing great.

Kaisha said...

they're sooo cool! You know what'll be on my Christmas list next year!