I know I've complained here before that it's hot and humid! We're breaking daily temperature records and we're now under an extreme drought warning. In June I spent a good deal of time outside with my photo project of Look Up, Look Down. (If you're interested in reading about that project, scroll down and look on the left side of my blog under Labels. Click on Look Up, Look Down. There are five different posts.) This month it's just too hot to spend time outside, so I decided my project would be learning and exploring with my lens inside in the air conditioner! To get the best results with my different lens, I need to practice with them to learn their good qualities and their limitations.
- kit lens (this is the one that came with the camera)
- 50mm macro lens
- 100mm macro lens
- 75-300mm zoom lens
I started with my 50 mm lens. It has disappointed me the most and I know the biggest problem is my hands shaking!! Therefore, the only other rule I had was that I must use my tripod. I feel so clumsy and slow using the tripod, but I hope if I use it and become familiar with it, I'll become faster at setting it up and be more comfortable using it.
I went to my craft/scrapbooking/quilting room looking for objects to shoot. And, here's the results:
Color My World
A Lady's Thimble
My Little Teapot
Single Crochet, Double Crochet
Button, Button, Who's Got The Button
Being inside this month will also help me practice shooting inanimate objects and small vignettes. I'm not very creative when it comes to this type of photos; my muse is nature.
My next exploration will be with the zoom lens.
PS: I have a confession to make, we're having a cool wave today and only today! It's 84 degrees and the wind is blowing! I'm outside and refuse to go in until it's in the nineties!! I'm so grateful for this little relief! The temps will be back up in the triple digits tomorrow and all next week!