So this past month I’ve been doing an online photography course by Kim Manley Ort, where we’re only allowed to use our 50mm lens to take photographs.
This is quite a challenge. You see, a 50mm lens has no zoom capabilities, meaning that it has a fixed focal length. Meaning that if you want to zoom in or out, you have to move your feet! :) This limits you, but it also inspires creativity, and it lets you think about your composition a lot more than if you were using a zoom lens.
I only got my DSLR sometime last year, and I’ve gotten myself the 50mm lens a couple of months ago. I’m just getting into photography really, so this course was perfect for me! You share your pictures in a closed Flickr group, where you receive comments on your photos from Kim and the other students. It’s really great getting feedback on your stuff from other photographers :)
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share some of my photos that I took in August as part of this class.
I had a lot of fun in this class! If you’re interested in taking it too; there’s another one starting in January. It costs $50 and it’s worth every dollar :)
For all you aspiring photographers out there: I took these pictures with an entry-level DSLR, the Canon 1100D. It doesn’t cost much but gives you the tools you need to understand how things like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture work! :) (and no, Canon isn’t paying me to tell you this. This is my honest opinion!)