With Neil’s ever-present encouragement, I’m taking my photography to the next logical level: prime lens usage.
I just received a 50mm f1.8 Canon lens and I’m loving the way it forces me to more completely engage in each photo I take. Composition, depth of field, and even post-processing are new again. I was beginning to feel stale in what I produced but that has changed. I hadn’t stopped learning before the 50mm, but I had settled in a rut.
Here’s a shot I took on my walk home from work yesterday. I crouched and shot quickly without more than a second to spare since another person on their way home from work was walking swiftly into frame from the left of the bench. I took a photo a few seconds before this one of the same subject and took my time doing it but I find that the rush of this one works so much better. I also liked the framing and did not crop it.