One item that kept popping up all over the web labeled as a great tool and an inexpensive way to amp up your pics is this baby: a 50mm Canon lens.
It's a small lens that packs a big punch!
After drooling over it for a long time I finally bought mine! At only about $120 it's an investment that won't empty your pockets.
I just got mine in the mail last week. Holy monkeys! I can't tell you how excited I am to use this lens for my next Cantaloupe Corner photo shoot! It creates that nice blurry background that takes a picture from amatuer to professional in a single click.
My hubby thinks I'm a little crazy. The first time I tried out my lens I got so excited and started spouting out photography vocab like "aperature" and "ISO", words that I barely understand myself. I was seriously excited about the f1.8 aperature!
Here are a few random shots taken with the new lens.
I am sooooo digging the blurry backgrounds.
This is Zues, he is our loyal mini Schnauzer. He loves to pose for photo ops.
They say that a good camera (or lense) is like an artist's paintbrush. Having a good camera doesn't make you a fantastic photographer but it can definately make a difference.
Now to practice with my new paintbrush!