I've been shooting with my 17-40mm lens for a few years and wanted something new. Don't get me wrong, I love the 17-40mm so much. It's really perfect for large landscapes and getting entire rooms in frame. But! Like I said, I just wanted something new to play with. My main criteria was that I wanted something larger than a 40mm so that I could shoot nature better and I wanted a lens that created a real nice bokeh. Not spending an arm and a leg was ideal so I went with the Canon 85mm f/1.8. It was under $400 and is so far accomplishing what I want it to accomplish. I really think it will be a lot of fun to use once flowers and leaves grow back. My nature shots should improve and I'll definitely be able to document the baby ducks at the Topiary Park this spring. I did get a good shot of them last year.
I am by no means a photographer but I do enjoy it and I like to document places and things--not so much persons. But of course, with being a creative, I do want to improve and have been over time. At least I think so. I am always up for criticism or tips on how to improve my images.
The above snapshots were taken around my office with the 85mm lens. It creates a nice dreamy quality and I dig that. I'm all about that background blur. Now if Spring could hurry up so I can go outside and explore...
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I think having a blog is motivating me both creatively and technically with my art and photography. Those of you with blogs and those of you who are artists and/or photographers, where online do you go for tips and inspiration? I'm all about adding content to my bloglovin' feed.