excited for new toys

So a few months back I did a refresher course on my camera settings with a fellow photog in the area as well as learned some things I never knew about it. Just about everything I know about photography is self taught and while I knew what the settings all meant, my application of said settings needing some refining. Basically she helped me do this.

But of all the things she told me that day, one thing stuck the most. If I wanted to get more into portrait photography I needed to invest in a fixed focal length lens with the lowest F-stop possible.

So, when I got home I started doing some shopping around. Two months later, and I finally ordered my lens… and it’s expected to arrive tomorrow! I can’t wait!

I ordered the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens and in the bundle I got, it comes with a wide angle and telephoto lens as well as three different filters. There are some other bits and baubles that come with it, but I’m honestly most excited for just the lens. I can’t wait to take it for a test run this weekend! And I’m super excited that I’ll have it before Daniel and I hit up the Carolina Renaissance Faire next week!