Ever since I got my newest camera, I shoot mostly landscapes and car parts. That’s okay. But when I was younger, I used to take more pictures of people. I’d love to do that more. The first extra lens I got for my camera was Canon’s ‘Nifty 50’. Also known as the Canon 50mm ƒ/1.8 STM. It’s a classic portrait lens, especially on APS-C, where it behaves more like a 83.2mm ƒ/2.88 lens. Google ‘crop factor’ if you want to know more about why that is.
It quickly became my favourite lens, even though I took more pictures of my cat than of actual people. When I shot some pictures for my mother’s birthday cards for when she turned 50, I had forgotten that lens and used my 55-250. When we were in Hamburg for her birthday, I again forgot to bring it with me to Hamburg. So I used my 18-55 kit lens.
I haven’t used my favourite lens in a while, it even was the home of some tiny spiders.
Lately though, I used it to snap some selfies. Like the one above with my eye. I also used it to shoot my new Instagram profile pic with the help of a mirror.
So, that’s it. I’m going to shoot more portraits. Even if I don’t get to publish them. Like the one I took while being the passenger in a tiny Cessna. It doesn’t matter if I use my Nifty 50. Any lens works for me.
Because I like portraiting people. As I see them.