Looking Through a New Lens

My Sony Alpha has been one of my favorite possessions in the last two and a half years. I’ve taken it almost everywhere and it has captured so many of my fondest memories. Lately though, I haven’t felt as inspired by the pictures I’ve been taking. The kit lens that my camera first came with just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I felt like my photos were feeling kinda drab and just one dimensional. As I write this, I feel like I’m on cloud 9 because this past weekend Jay surprised me with an early birthday gift and bought me a new prime lens! It’s so pretty. And produces the kind of photographs I’ve always been inspired by from other lifestyle photographers and bloggers I’ve admired over the years. I had to do a lot of research and tried out both a 50mm and 35mm fixed lens. I went with the 35mm, just because it takes wider shots and I’m able to capture more objects in the photo. I’m so happy with it. These photos are just stills from the past week testing it out.

 Master Kim’s Korean BBQ. Master Kim’s Korean BBQ.

 The above photos were originally taken with a 50mm lens. I loved how the quality turned out, but I was struggling to get those wider shots. I had to stand farther away to get more food items in the pictures and realized my arms could only reach so far without getting weird looks from neighboring strangers trying to enjoy their meal in peace oops The above photos were originally taken with a 50mm lens. I loved how the quality turned out, but I was struggling to get those wider shots. I had to stand farther away to get more food items in the pictures and realized my arms could only reach so far without getting weird looks from neighboring strangers trying to enjoy their meal in peace oops

 On Sunday, my family decided to try Esther’s Kitchen with me downtown. On Sunday, my family decided to try Esther’s Kitchen with me downtown.

 Warm beet salad. Warm beet salad.

 This place has such amazing hand made pasta noodles. This place has such amazing hand made pasta noodles.


 Lucille’s BBQ with my nursing school budz. Lucille’s BBQ with my nursing school budz.  When they brought the mountain of onion straws to the table O_O When they brought the mountain of onion straws to the table O_O  (I’ve been eating out a lot ._. ) (I’ve been eating out a lot ._. )

 So happy I get to see these people even with our busy schedules. So happy I get to see these people even with our busy schedules.

 Sweet friends. Sweet friends.

Again, I love this lens. It works amazingly fast in low light and I just feel more depth when I look at my photos now. I’m just an amateur at this but producing nice photos, or looking at nice photos, has always made my heart beat a little quicker and smile a little wider. It’s a hobby I plan on keeping with me for the rest of my life and I’m excited to continue sharing all of the photos that will be coming out in this new year.

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