Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March 2013 Monthly Photo Challenge - Perspective

So March has completely kicked my butt.  I flew over to America for a little bit during February and March to visit family and celebrate birthdays but it seems like I haven't been able to catch up.  I'm in catch up mode and I haven't been very creative lately. Perspective is always interesting challenge and is such a broad topic that I'm interested in see what my fellow photographers are going to do for this.  

The other day we were at a friend's house and they let me borrow all their lenses.  I was struggling getting my kids to stay in one place so I decided to use a book.  So tried out a variety of the lenses and it really changed my perspective and how I thought about shooting things.  I also figured out two the lenses I want to get next.  
The first picture I took was with a 16-35 mm - It was taken at 16 mm (1/125 ss & F2.8)
 This one I took with the 70-200 mm F4 lens at 70 mm (1/80 ss & F4)
 This one still with the 70-200 mm but now at 138 mm (1/60 ss & F/4).
 Well I guess I only ran this test on the 16-35 mm and the 70-200 mm lenses.  But this is 192 mm (1/60 ss & F/4)

I really enjoyed the wide angle lens but made me realize that I would only use it for street photography and I could hold off on that.  My friend had an 85 mm lens and wow the pictures that I took with that lens had a nice creamy background that just made me drool and love that lens and I didn't think I was really a prime girl.  Then trying the 70-200 mm F/4 was a nice lens.  It would be perfect for when I wanted to go hiking and take pictures of stuff.  I would have a good long telephoto lens with that and then a medium length lens with my 24-70 mm.  I guess I will just have to keep experimenting with different lenses to see what my style is.  But just using all those lenses made me realize how much perspective is changing your position and then how your perspective can change and how your picture can change just by using a different focal length.

Please continue through this blog circle to see how others have looked at perspective in photography from some of the most amazing women, I am excited to get to know on this year journey.  Starting withGina, I know that you will enjoy her post.

Blog circle list    AngieGina Yeo  | Anne-Lise Bouscail|  Courtney KirklandMegan Rose | Rebecca Grabek | Sarah |Ana |Pam Erica Jessica | 


  1. I love your perspectives! It's fun to see the different focal lengths

  2. Oh I like your idea very much. The difference in the focal lengths is really great.

  3. I'd love to experiment with different lenses. I'm definitely a prime girl and I'm itching to get another lens but I'm not sure what I want either...

    1. I loved experimenting with different lenses and once you had all the different lenses on your thought differently with your shooting style. I can definitely see the usefulness in having a variety of lenses.

  4. I'm looking at a ton of different lens, I just got a 50mm prime ( $150) good deal, but I think I am leaning for the 24-70mm 2.8, if I can find one I can afford.

    1. I love my 24-70 mm 2.8. That's the one I use primarily with my camera.


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