Wednesday, March 30, 2011

new lens! [personal.]

whew! what a week.

After my internship with Jessica Shae a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired to adopt a new addition to my family of photography equipment. Both Jessica and Hannah, the other intern (see her blog here) had a 50 mm lens for their cameras, which is an excellent lens for portrait photography, and all their images were turning out b-e-a-utifully. I have a manual 50 mm lens on my film camera, and I love it, but now that I'm mainly using my digital camera again, I decided I'd get a portrait lens for it.

After browsing several of my favorite online camera stores and reading some articles, I purchased my 50 mm f/1.4 lens. I was so excited for it to arrive, so that I could start taking some truly stunning portraits and practicing some new techniques.

I have been blessed with a LOT of friends that are simply gorgeous, both inside and out, and I began planning photo shoots with them so that I could play with me new lens once it came in the mail. As of last Tuesday, I'd planned AT LEAST one a day for the next week and half. I couldn't wait - I knew I was going to be so busy, snapping my shutter and spending some quality time with dear friends, allowing me to practice and at the same time, showing them their own true beauty.

First of all, my lens was late. It was supposed to arrive between Monday and Wednesday, and of course, it didn't show up until Thursday. After several days of checking our mail box multiple times daily (it's a box down the street, and usually all we get is junk mail, so typically we're lucky to remember to check it weekly), it finally came a day late, which meant I had to cancel some shoots. Thankfully, my gorgeous friends are also very gracious and understanding.

Second of all, it was the wrong lens. It was actually a really great lens - for my film camera. It was a completely manual lens, so it had a hard time communicating with my digital camera. As much as I wanted to keep it, it will soon be on its way to another home.

However, this story has a happy ending (so far...)
my digital 50 mm lens should be arriving today, so I can get back to shooting my beautiful, beautiful friends :)

I was hoping to post some of their photos today, but all the lens nonsense happened, and well.... maybe next week. ;)

That's all I've got for now!

love, love, love.

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