One surprising development that has come out of my blog is my current obsession with photography - especially "street style". So, I am constantly trying to figure out how to make my pictures better. My biggest challenge is low lighting. So, this week I rented a 50mm f/2.0 lens, which means that it has a larger aperture to let in more light. Let me show you the difference the wider aperture makes. (I wish I had the same exact picture with 2 different lenses, but my children won't sit still for that.)
So, here are two pictures in the same spot of our yard at the same time of day. I took the first one with my 40-150mm f/4-5.6 lens -
Pretty good, but then look at this one taken with the 50mm f/2.0-
Can you see how much brighter the second one is? The camera is letting in so much light it looks like I used a flash. Here are a couple more photos using the lens I (sadly) have to return today-
I'll tell you about my other balance issue tomorrow...