Flowers in Macro/Indiana Photographer

Last night I chose to edit for me, my own personal photographs. On Wednesday, I received my new lens via UPS. I just love that guy…he always brings such nice items when he comes. I’ve been trying to decide what my next lens should be. Up until Wednesday, I only had the 18-55, 55-200 and my wonderful nifty fifty 50 1.4mm. I really never took off the 50mm lens because I love the sharpness. I hated using either of the other two lenses because it didn’t offer a full zoom. Anyway, I though about buying the 18-200mm lens from B&H and was just about ready to push the buy button when one of my fellow photographers pointed out that I wouldn’t be getting the quality out of that lens that I’m getting from the 50mm. That really did stop me in my tracks. So, I looked at another lens that I was eyeing, the Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 lens for Nikon. It offers a wide shot at 2.8 (good light). I was really honest and asked myself, ‘how often do I really need to zoom in?’. I’m always needing to move back to get a subject’s entire body in the frame. So, anyway, I bought the Sigma and am very excited about it. It’s also a macro lens? I don’t know that it’s a true macro lens, but you can get pretty darn close to the flowers.

Here is a link to the lens at B&H.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/514741-REG/Sigma_689_306_17_70mm_f_2_8_4_5_DC_Macro.html

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Pettiskirts

I got two pettiskirts at Hot Topic when I went to Indianapolis a couple of weekends ago. They did have to have the elastic tightened to fit around “E”‘s waist but she looks so cute in them. I also had won a crocheted hat on e-bay and finally received that on Monday. I was so excited to get some photos of her to show her Grandma J. We set the seamless paper up in my kitchen. For most of the shots I used my 50mm 1.4 lens. I was standing on top of “E”‘s Elmo table to get the shots looking down as I couldn’t get back far enough to get her all in the frame. I finally asked “B” to get my 18-55mm lens and was able to get some shots at her eye level. The lighting consisted of my one main light, window light and a second light on, but not pointed at the paper. I have to find out what’s wrong with that one light. I think the bulb is getting close to burning out, but I’m not sure where to get a replacement bulb.

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More from the 50mm

The wedding is tomorrow night and I’m still testing out the Canon Camera that my friend is letting me borrow. I am going to miss that 50mm lens. That is a serious piece of glass. Needless to say, you know what is next on my purchase list don’t you?

I took the camera to E’s daycare today and took some shots with a high ISO. I also took some of E before we left for daycare. Look at her with her little camera. Isn’t she the cutest little thing? LOL

Test shots using the Canon 30D

My friend Samantha, of The Roxy Studio’s, is letting me use her camera and her 50mm 1.4 lens for the wedding on Thursday. I’ve been wanting to buy this type of lens ever since I saw what my other friend, Jen Rinaldi of Jen Rinaldi Photography was achieving. All I can say is oh my goodness!!! This is going to have to be my next purchase. This lens is awesome!!! I’m also learning that I like the way the 30D handles and how it feels in my hand. I love my Nikon, don’t get me wrong, it’s my “baby” LOL. But I could see me buying a canon camera one day too. I like the controls and the dials in the back. Both Nikon and Canon feels really nice in my hands.

So, anyway, Sam you are the most amazing person in the world. You are awesome!! Thank you. ;o) See you on Friday. (Oh, I guess my printer is also a card reader, so I was able to get the jpegs off the card, not the RAW though)

Here are the shots I took. Obviously, I need to practice a bit more. My oldest and I were up way too late last night goofing off taking funny pictures with the Canon. I was practicing the 3200 ISO setting. We got some hilarious shots of each other. I’m not sure if I’ll be showing the pics she took of me thought. HA!!

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Just a flower

Just a flower

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