Hello OLTL Readers!
I have had a 50mm f/1.8 lens for some time but I have not used it much. Unfortunately, during a photography portraiture class (on studio lighting) we were requested to do so, if we had one. In addition, we had to shoot in manual mode. Can you imagine my discomfort still being an amateur. Side note: This is currently the only prime lens I own. Normally, I shoot with zoom lenses. So, I jumped in and wholeheartedly tried the exercises. I was pleasantly surprised with the results with both my 50mm lens and the use of studio lighting! Hmmmm… going shopping for studio lighting? Definitely!!
A few days after the class, I decided to practice using the 50mm lens and these are some of the photos taken.
Anyone else want in on the challenge? Be sure to let me know in the comments!
Photo taken today after the thunderstorm.
I decided to experiment with the camera settings a bit to achieve the darkened background. I have seen this technique in other photos but I was not sure how to achieve it until yesterday. This photo was a happy accident replicated today.
Yesterday’s “Happy Accident”…. will be posted later today.
Enjoy … until then!
While on our 7-day Carnival cruise, we stopped in Honduras for the day. I awoke at 6:30 am to get a photo of the sun rising. To my surprise it was extremely cloudy and clouds threatened an outpour of rain. I was a bit disappointed but the remainder of the day made up for that. As we pulled into the port, we saw a partly sunken ship that must have been there for years. It was said that no one was allowed to snorkel in or around the ship without facing legal action as it was deemed a historical site.
After breakfast, the sun made an appearance but it still remained somewhat cloudy for most of the day. We visited an animal sanctuary and butterfly where I captured my favorite photos of the trip!
Visit my Flickr photostream for more photos taken in Honduras!!
I finally made it to NYC! It was amazing. I have not traveled to the city in many years. The city was buzzing with noise and the same flare I remembered as a child and I was enamored by its beauty and charm… again. I remember eating the best hot dogs and pizza in New York. I think that is when I fell in love with sauerkraut and mustard and brick oven pizza. This trip was a bit different. I am now a Pescatarian but I still love brick oven pizza, mustard and sauerkraut… just not together.
This is probably the only photo I have posted to date that I have transformed the photo from its original state. I was just playing around with the photo editor and I ended up with an artsy feel. I really thought it turned out pretty cool and different from what I usually do. I hope you all really enjoy it!