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Best Walk-around Lens

What would you pick?

I see this question often… what is the best all purpose walk around lens. In my opinion there isn’t one, this is why there are so many to choose from. I do have a favourite I will take if I could only take one lens and that is my 50mm f1.4, it is a great lens and on a full frame sensor is the perfect capture just about anything lens. For you folk with cropped sensor, go for a 35mm, it will give you roughly the 50mm equivalent.

Why do I like the 50mm f1.4? – it is light, fast and is good for just about anything, plus… quite a cheap lens too! You will have to move more, as this is a prime lens and will force you to think more about your shot, and in some cases you may have to take 2 or 3 shots and stitch them together later if you’re after something wider.

I am sure there are many different opinions, and all of them will be valid… feel free to leave a comment below and share with me what your ultimate walk around lens is….

Today’s iCandy – Watch your Step

I took this in an abandoned old building in Sydney. It was quite un-nerving as you never new what you would bump into around each corner. I really enjoyed shooting here though and have added my own tag in this picture (using photoshop of course)…can you find it?

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Picking your next lens

A commonly asked question

50mmOne of the most common questions I have been asked is “what lens should I get next?”, and there is no easy answer… it’s funny how once I had a couple of lenses people think I can answer these questions… why do you think I have all the lenses I possibly can get my hands on… because even I am never sure what lens I will use next, so it’s best just to have them all! With Christmas just around the corner maybe it’s time to treat yourself… you can check out my PAGE HERE where I show you my kit and over you some advice on choosing your next lens, Merry Christmas!

Free Facebook Cover Images

Just a reminder if you head over to my Facebook Page you will find an album I am slowly filling up with Facebook covers you can use (I try to add a new one each day). I pick one of my favourite quotes and put it on one of my images, then format it to fit the Facebook cover so all you have to do is right click the image and save it to your computer, then you can upload it as your cover image.

Today’s iCandy – Bird Cage Alley

I took this one after the last on3legs photowalk in 2012. Myself and Rob Potter from Photography Hot Spots were wandering back to the car, and I guess, being the photographers we are, we always see photo opportunities… I had noticed that Rob had stopped about 20 metres behind me, and he was staring down an alley with an excited grin on his face… of course, I had to go back and see what it was…

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Another Successful Photowalk

Nature turned on her charm!

The weather looked average at best mid afternoon and I was getting messages through Facebook and Google+ asking me if the walk will still be on, what if it is raining?, people were generally worried this would be a wash out. I was turning up rain, hail or shine, I had been organizing this photowalk for weeks with Rob Potter from photography hot spots and I was not going to miss it! We had planned this exact date due to low tide and sunset converging… Long Reef is a fantastic spot at any time, but get there at low tide and the place just comes to life! There are photogenic rocks and rock pools everywhere!

We had over 20 people turn up for the walk and as always I am was humbled by how many of you want to come out take photo’s with me… it was great to see such a mix of experience, and to see the more experienced helping out the rookies… it was really nice to see some  familiar faces too coming back after my first photowalk in September.

My plan is to squeeze another photowalk in before Christmas, not sure when, and not sure where, but I am keen to make it a walk that finishes with a Christmas dinner and a few drinks for those that would like to stick around and chew the fat!

Capturing the Sunset at Long Reef

Group Shot of the Attendees… a couple had wandered off… but most are in this shot!

Orange Blossom

I actually didn’t take too many photo’s on the walk, I was answering a few questions and helping a couple of people out with settings so they could capture the sunset. I found this one rock that ended up being the star of my show! I would have liked to have walked to the far eastern end of the reef and shoot back over the headland but I didn’t wear my good boots and wasn’t keen on getting my joggers soaked… I will head back next time low tide and sunset meet to see what else I can capture!

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Rocked

Here is another one from the beginning of the walk…

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