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!
Patterns are everywhere; even in the most basic designs. This photo was taken of a beautiful wrought iron door shortly before sunset yesterday. I tried to capture the sunlight’s glow on the door as well as the approaching thunderstorm clouds.
I hope you enjoyed today’s photo! Please feel free to share your thoughts.