Friday, March 13, 2009
Day 72 of 365
I was curious to see what the difference was between my new 50mm f/1.8 lens and the kit 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 lens I've been using the past year and a half. I knew the difference would be impressive but was still a little surprised. Not only the depth of field but the difference between 1/400 second and 1/40 second is pretty significant. Pretty sure this should alleviate a few frustrations I've had trying to photograph around town and not have a tripod handy.
I'd like to thank all the kind people from the Elements Village forum for leaving so many comments and being so supportive. I would suggest if you are an Photoshop Elements user and it appears maybe even a Photoshop user and a Photographer you might want to check them out. They look to be very supportive of each others photography projects and that makes for a special community.
I also want to give a shout out to my friend Karen (aka @mitzs on Twitter) and her site Pursuing Photoshop. If you are on Twitter check out her site for a list of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) members who are on Twitter. The list was compiled to archive the work Nancy (aka @NAPP_News) did on Twitter to identify all the NAPP members so we could connect. If you don't use Twitter...you might want to think about it. The amount of people who are into photography and/or graphic arts is pretty impressive. We share information, techniques, tips, encouragement and a kick in the pants where needed...all in 140 characters or less.