A while back I attended a photography class at Haven.
It’s where I first met Layla….definitely my finest embarrassing moment.
At the class they talked about aperture and focal points and the rule of threes and about a million and one other things to take amazing pictures. I don’t really remember much about anything else because I got distracted trying to figure out the wall treatment in the room and redesigning it in my mind for the upstairs room.
But the one thing that stuck with me.
The one thing I remembered…..
I didn’t hesitate for a second.
I came home and promptly ordered the 50 mm lens.
I have a Canon so I ordered the Canon EF 50mm with a f/1.8 lens.
A week later the lens arrived in the mail.
I jumped up and down and told myself…watch out world for the amazing photography that was about to be….
….and then promptly forgot all about it.
This was supposed to be a post about the finish on these tables.
And I’ll get to the chippy finish and how I created it with craft paint and the story about how I used to co-own a faux finish studio.
There’s time enough for that next week.
Because today when I took out the camera to take pictures of the finish….I found the much touted, but so forgotten about 50 mm lens in the bottom of the camera bag. And I took it out and put it on the camera and headed out into the back field to take pictures of three random tables stacked up with tool boxes and random pieces of fall leaves from the yard….
….and totally discovered two things.
1. I’ve been reading too many fall decorating magazines and 2. THIS LENS IS AMAZING.
See all that bokeh at the bottom of the picture? (total aside: if you are still learning to speak photography…bokeh is all that fuzzy out of focus stuff that makes your heart beat faster).
I didn’t create that.
The lens did it.
Let’s be all about that bokeh together.
Here’s another picture and there it goes again.
All bokeh…all the time.
Because the lens has such a shallow depth of field….it gives you the ability to bring one part of your composition into focus and blur out the rest.
Just like all the fancy photographers do.
Especially the ones in the fall decorating magazines.
The lens is inexpensive, easy-to-use, creates fancy photos and totally rocked my world today.
But the one thing the lens didn’t do?
It didn’t create the finish on those tables…..
…..those are for us to paint next week. 🙂
You’re welcome rockstar. 🙂
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