Thursday, April 14, 2011


Today my polarizing filters for my camera lenses arrive - and I am too excited.  I have found it awesome what you can do with Photoshop, Lightroom, NIK, etc to adjust things in a photo - but there is nothing more satisfying than when I take that photo and see that there are really no adjustments really needed!  I read many things on equipment needs, wants, etc... and sometimes want to just comment back to so many writers "This is just a matter of opinion! There is no right or wrong!"  It is what you are comfortable with.  I am very well equipped as a photographer - but honestly most of the time I end up using the lens I walk out the door with on my camera.  I am so into taking the picture, that I don't think "ok, I need to switch to this lens to get this shot."  And in many ways, I hope that never changes.  To ME that signifies that I just enjoy what I am doing.  The technical is SO important - don't misunderstand what I am saying --- but the passion has to be the main thing for ME in photography.  There are many times that I will walk out the door with my 50mm f/1.4 and have a blast taking photos wherever I am through the day.  It makes ME the zoom -- I have to move in or move back to get the shot I want.  And if someone is close to me (especially a small child) it can be the best shot ever.  But at the same time -- I do love each and every one of my other lenses - and they are great and at least one of my favorites when they are on my camera.  Wouldn't it be nice if everything we did in life was because we loved it so much?!

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