Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Here's another one from my vacation. These girls were swimming in the ocean with mermaid tails and I thought it was so cool! I wish I had a mermaid tail like this to swim with. I tried to capture a picture where they look like real mermaids. How did I do? ;)
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I took this last year at Districts with my 50mm 1.8 AI lens. I love that with the cropped sensor 50mm lenses actually give you a 75mm focal length (compared to film/FX-DSLRs). Yesterday I spent about an hour debating in my head between the 35mm 1.8G AF-S DX and the 50mm 1.8G AF-S. On the one hand, 35mm would be easy when I am coaching. I would allow me to stand fairly close to the pool and still shoot a wide angle, but it would make it a little more difficult at meets, where I am further away. The 50mm is harder for coaching practices, but over all I think it was a better choice!
It's predecessors have always gotten great reviews, and I quite like the one that I have for my manual film camera, but it's tough to use with my DSLR, as I really enjoy metering and auto focus! I'm also so happy I waited until the 1.8 AF-S to come out this year. I almost jumped and purchased the AF, that won't auto-focus with my D5000. Anyway, I'm super excited!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I have been coaching swimming and diving for South Lakes High School for 7 seasons. Throw in my 4 years as a member of the team while I was in high school, and I've been part of the team for over 1/3 of my life. Over the last 3 seasons I have been working to take pictures during dive meet and I have learned two things for sure:
- Herndon Community Center has the WORST light in the dive well
- None of my AF-S lenses are really fast enough for indoor, action shots.
- Become super skilled at noise removal
- Purchase a fast prime for dive shots!