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This week I'm giving some love to my "nifty fifty" DSLR camera lens. If you've got a DSLR camera, add this to your camera bag stat!
|Canon 50 mm lens|
My favorite thing to do with this lens is blur out the background by setting the aperture low.
In the photo above, it was pretty dreary outside but you wouldn't know it because the lens pulled in so much light! And this was with a pretty quick shutter speed so my little man's constantly moving legs don't look blurry.
The 50 mm lens is also great for beginners to learn how to shoot manual. I never thought I'd say this but after about a day of playing with the settings using this lens, I feel like I am getting the hang of it! For whatever reason manual seems easier with this lens than the stock lens.
Don't believe me? Check out Laura's post.. great minds think like :)
And if you're looking for something to do this weekend, this DIY camera lens strap is another one of my must haves! If you've been around for a while this strap may look familiar... I made it last year out of a scarf and some leather scraps. It beats the hell out of the uncomfortable stock camera strap and if its super easy to make if you have a sewing machine lying around collecting dust.
One of my goals this summer is to start using my DSLR more than I use my iPhone for photos so I know this lens is going to get a lot of use!
Also I realized I'm never in photos. Does that happen to anyone else? I think my husband needs a crash course on the fifty nifty lens so it looks like I actually exist... ha! Have a great weekend y'all!