Since I started blogging, I have taken even more interest in photography. I dabbled with it a bit as part of my A Level art, but not in a big way. But I have always been the one who has gone everywhere with a camera; be it for weddings, holidays, days out, or just around the house. I'm always there with a camera of some sort. I rely heavily on my trusty iPhone camera for day to day things, but I also use a Canon 1000d DSLR too. I stopped using it for a while and sort of forgot how to use it properly (ie, not on auto setting!). Starting this blog and reading family/lifestyle and photography blogs (I Heart Snapping; Mummy Daddy Me; Capture By Lucy; Digital Photography School to name a few) on a daily basis re-ignited my enthusiasm and over the past couple of months I have been really excited to use my DSLR more and more.
With this new enthusiasm, I felt inspired to invest in a new lens. I opted for a Canon 50mm f1.8 prime lens. I spent quite a long time researching and trying to decide on which type of lens to get. There are so many choices available. I was also on quite a tight budget and didn't want to spend too much initially. It was after reading this article on the fantastic website I Heart Snapping, and seeing some of the gorgeous examples of photos on there that I opted for the 'nifty fifty' 50mm prime lens.
I am over the moon with my new purchase and have spent all weekend in and out of the house trying it out. The lovely thing is that my husband is also getting really into using the camera too so it's a hobby we can enjoy together. I'm still getting to grips with it but my ordinary moments this week have been captured mostly on this lens. I thought I'd share some of my photos for anyone who is thinking about upgrading their kit lens like I did. They are a little rough around the edges and certainly won't be winning any prizes but I like that they're not perfect and that Little One is usually more distracted by something far more interesting than mummy with a camera. For some reason my husband likes taking pictures of the back of me. Here they are...
|50mm 1/800s f3.2 ISO800|
|50mm 1/500s f4.5 ISO1600|
|50mm 1/1600 f4.0 ISO800|