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Tuesday 365: Week 3

To keep this interesting, I decided that this week, all of my photos would be taken with my “kit lens” and my *Lensbaby Spark  .
For those of you who don’t know, the Kit lens is the lens that comes with your camera when you buy it. Serious photographers will tell you to get rid of it as soon as you get it because it’s just no good because of the variable aperture.  The Lensbaby is more of a creative lens that I got at Christmas time as a gift to myself.

15/365: Kit lens: It rained all week. ALL week. But these bushes in my front yard were beautiful.

15/365: rainy days

16/365: Kit Lens: It was so cloudy and dreary!!! But we live at the top of a hill now, Pookah is fascinated!


17/365: Kit Lens: This was on Thursday, after work. I had no energy to think creatively, so I took a photo of a breakout from Clickin Moms I’m reading. Hey, it counts.


18/365: Lensbaby Spark: It stopped raining for a while, and I took the Lensbaby outside while there was a peak of sunshine and caught this in the backyard.


19/365 LensBaby Spark: The sun came out!!!! I couldn’t choose between these two! Makes up for day 17 🙂



20/365: The kit lens: This past weekend was lovely…..


21/365:Lensbaby Spark.  CDub. He let me get three photos this time instead of two!  Making progress!!!


So what I learned this week, or rather reaffirmed for myself this week is that while upgrading your lens’ is a wonderful wonderful thing, you don’t have to have expensive glass to take great photos. For me, it was a reminder and a validation that I CAN take good photos with or without an expensive piece of glass.   I needed that.  I loved being challenged this week! I think next week, I’ll use one lens all week long! Maybe my *Canon EF 35mm f/2 ?

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    January 22, 2013 at 6:47 am

    The hubs is making progress guess he says I might as well suck it up lol. Loving the pictures can’t wait to hear the run down of the event you went too this weekend.
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    January 22, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I love the first picture, so pretty. I still working on my new camera. I enjoy your pictures.
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    January 22, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love your pictures. I love that you can see the rain on the leaf. When it snow I try to get pictures of the falling snow but it never works. Any suggestions on how I can do that?

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      January 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Depends on your lens. First, make sure your aperture is not wide open. Go for one that is small like f 1/14 or something. That way, you can get more in focus. Also keep your shutter speed in mind. A slow shutter speed could cause blurry photos when you want everything tack sharp. A fast shutter speed will freeze motion better. Hope this helps! Post photos when you get them!!

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    Tonya H.
    January 22, 2013 at 10:07 am

    the photos are just beautiful!!!! breathtaking!
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    January 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

    The picture of the bushes in your front yard looks amazing. I love the colors and the ability to see the individual raindrops.
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    January 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Yes! You know I recently came to the same conclusion. I think what matters most is paying attention to the basics. Nice glass can add to a picture, but it’s when the basics are attended to that magic happens!

    I love these pictures!
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      January 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      That’s what I was trying to prove! If you don’t know the basics, you won’t have a good photo no matter how expensive your glass is or how expensive your camera is!

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