Back from a short hiatus.

Well happy Sunday everyone! I am happy to be talking to everyone again after a two week self imposed break. These past few weeks have been very hectic for me besides shooting for myself I have also been finalizing contracts for some wedding shoots for 2013 and I've been doing a lot of contract work for Just Arrived Baby Photographers. On top of all of this my house is a bit upside down due to a major renovation. The whole top floor has been gutted! Well now everything is moving along nicely and I again have the time and energy to continue on with my blog.

So setting all that information aside I'd like to talk about this weeks blog post topic. Saturday I went out for a fun shoot with a friend of mine whom I am mentoring to become better aquatinted with photography and how to use her camera. One thing she and other people for that matter more often than not will do is make excuses or pick on their own photos and ultimately blame less than desirable results on their camera not being "good enough or not as good as the next guy's". So I thought I'd do my best to squash that myth. Successful photography is a combination of several pieces of a puzzle but your camera body isn't nessesarily one of them or to put it more gently the body you use isn't as important as you may think.

Case in point I went out shooting today with an "old Nikon D50". Now this is a 6 megapixel camera that does not have a lot of bells and whistles. What I did use in conjunction with my D50 body is what is known as a "prime lens". For those who are not familiar with the term 'prime lens" according to Wikipedia it is as follows. In film and photography, a prime lens is either a photographic lens whose focal length is fixed, as opposed to a zoom lens, or it is the primary lens in a combination lens system. So that said I took a 50mm 1.4 Nikor lens with me to shoot with for the afternoon. I thought I'd share the best shots of the day. Now before you stop reading in order to have a look at the imagesassosiated with this post consider this.

In my opinion the camera lens is a far more important gear related component than the camera body itself. Any prime lens forces you to become more familiar with that focal length and a 50mm also forces you to be a bit more upclose and personal with your subject. Other important aspects of photography are exposure, composition, mood, leading lines, ect. but as far as gear is concerned a good quality lens is more important than the camera body itself. A good quality lens can last you a lifetime but camera bodies come and go. Enjoy the slideshow (they are also part of the products I offer either as a HD download or on dvd) and if you'd like to see the stills of this shoot follow this link

That's all I have for you this week. Come back next Sunday for another post and if you have any suggestions as far as topics you'd like to have me cover then by all means leave a comment in the comment section and I'll gladly do my best to speak about the topic. Take care and thank you for reading. I really do love what I do in the realm of photography and I take pride in my blogposts. :)



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