50 1.8

Byron was nice enough to order me a new camera lens that I have been eyeing. It is a cannon 50mm 1.8. I am still learning how to use it properly. Here are some of the first and most recent pics. It takes amazing portraits and close-ups. So far I have learned how to shoot in sunlight using the manual mode. I set the aperture to 1.8, choose my shutter speed based on the amount of light and allow the camera to set the ISO automatically. I really like the Bokeh look that the lens makes effortlessly in the backgound. I am so excited to use it more, become more comfortable with it, explore all that it can do and of course share everything here.

The shutter speed was too slow on this one but I accidentally made Beautiful Bokeh Blackberries!

*I do edit all of my pictures in Photoshop to give them what I like to call a light, slightly vintage look. 


  1. Very nice! I love the blackberry photo, and yes, this lens gives your photos amazing bokeh!

    1. Do you have any tips on using this lens? I'm still having trouble getting my indoor pictures to be focused correctly and properly exposed.