In my last photography themed blog I talked about how owning a decent camera is simply the start of a process. At that time I was thinking of acquiring a couple of additional lenses – and after spending another couple of hundred quid or so I now have them.
The first one I bought was a Canon 50mm f1.8. Basically it’s a small lens that works very well in low light and is excellent for gig photography. I attend a lot of shows in my music reviewer role and can usually wangle a photo pass, meaning I can get up close to the stage.
There are quite a few sets from various gigs on my Flikr page – the link is to the right.
The second lens I purchased was a cheap telephoto lens. The really good ones like you see sports photographers using costs thousands, and that’s just not in my price range right now. So I picked up a Sigma 70 – 300mm on eBay recently, and it is decent for both close up shots and landscapes.
The snow is not a lot of fun for many people and causes havoc with the travel system. But for photographers it gives some good opportunities. So on Saturday afternoon I wrapped myself up and headed over to Queen’s Park for an hour or so.
As well as some shots of sledgers and others out enjoying the white stuff I also managed to take a few shots over the city from the higher parts of the park. There are 20 or so of them in total, and they are in this set:
I always welcome comments and tips from those who know more about photography than I do, so don’t be shy!