Friday, December 31, 2010

One Camera, One Lens Project

I heart the Tumblog In this post they mentioned the One camera, one Lens Project. I already did this last year, but in color and with my 50mm. Actually I didn't make it through the whole year. I should say 6 months. I wasn't planning to shoot a whole year with just my 50. I had gotten it as a gift and loved it so much. I wanted to get better at shooting, not worrying about what lens I had and made what I had work. Around the summer I stopped carrying my D60 with me every single day (which I'd done since I got it back in Feb 08). I only kept my phone on me to take photos.

I may get a 35mm lens in the next couple of weeks and then only shoot in black and white for a month or two ... or maybe 6 months. I really do want to get better at composition. Photography is about capturing light and not about what equipment or software you have. I may start shooting in black in white on my phone camera too.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I've had my 50 mm lens for almost a year now and I love it. For a while I was wondering what should be my next piece of equipment. My Nikon D60 came with a 18-55mm lens, I bought a Nikon SB-400 speed light a little over a year ago, I got the 50 as a present and I just bought a tripod a few weeks ago. I wanted a new lens but I didn't know what I should get. See, my camera doesn't have auto focus and if I buy a lens with auto focus, it's usually super expensive. On top of that there are so many different types of lens. I didn't really know which one was right for my specific camera until I found out about this website:

All you do is just tell it what camera you have, your price range and what type of photo you are trying to achieve. It gives you a choice of lenses in your price range and explains each feature in terms anyone can understand. It even tells you where you can buy the lens. It suggested my next lens should be the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX. Funny thing is that was the lens was leaning toward getting. It's a really helpful site and you should check it out.

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