what a difference a lens makes Pt. 2

holding hands

In my previous post I talked a little about my new favorite lens for my main camera. This shot is a perfect example of why I wanted to get a good fast lens. On a purely technical level, if what you’re looking for is tack sharp focus and perfect composition, this photo sucks.

But as a candid street photo taken under low light ambient conditions, I love being able to take photos like this. The inspiration for this set of photos came from a Sunday Salon on Brassaï in the Utata group on Flickr. This led to heading downtown to take some shots along the canal after sunset. The Iron Photographer 33 project on Utata called for photos taken: at night; with a dramatic light source; and in B&W.

I  particularly like the rough, urban, unscripted appearance to these photos. It really is liberating being able to wander around taking shots without the flash going off and without dragging around a tripod.

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~ by Dave on 10/28/07.

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