Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Picture Perfect, Part 4

Here are some photos taken with our fast prime lens.

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f1.8G
Why buy a fast prime? Because, number one, the shutter speed is a bit faster with this lens, and number two, this one has a large aperture which means it admits more light and can therefore take better photos in low light settings. Because food is often served in lower light settings (at least in some home and restaurants), we wanted this lens.

Balancing low and bright light in a tunnel outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Taken from the car window on our way to Arches National Park, just west of Grand Junction, Colorado.

A curious greeter at the Arches National Park visitor center outside of Moab, Utah. The blurred background effect produced by prime lenses is called bokeh.

Taken during a photo-shoot of our friend's workshop. Mark Muniz is an artist and designer of the macabre. I'll be interviewing him soon. Again, notice the pleasant bokeh effect.

Obviously we still need to unlock the capabilities of this lens. I think there will be more opportunities in the days ahead.

See the other posts in this series:
Part 1 – Camera Research
Part 2 – Camera Purchase
Part 3 – Zoom Lens
Part 5 – Macro Lens

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