11-22mm lens, 18-55mm lens, 50mm lens, 70-200mm lens, Canon 50D, Canon 80D, iPhone SE 2nd Generation, Lens Artists Photo Challenge, What I Am Working On

What I Am Working On: Keeping Up With the Kit

What’s in my bag these days:

The bodies: Canon 50D and Canon 80D. A working film camera, it is a Canonete 28, that belonged to my great-uncle and has been passed on to me.

The lenses: 50mm 1.8, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, 11-22mm f/3.5-3.5 IS, 70-200mm f/2.8 IS.

Shot with my iPhone SE

What I’ve learned along the way is that if you don’t get to know the gear you have, you won’t be able to create the best possible photo. I’m a firm believer in trying out a new camera body before you purchase it. Does it feel comfortable in your hands, are the buttons and menus set in ways that make sense to you? If there is something not quite right here for you personally, look at other options.

Since we are not travelling or getting out a whole lot right now, I have taken to switching out my lenses on my 80D and taking it on my walks around the neighbourhood. I’m doing this to stay familiar with the camera body and the lenses, how they work best, what sort of thing each lens is best for. My Canon 50D is mostly retired now. It has some sensor issues, so I keep it as a back-up. The film camera is something that I use the least. I am still working on when I would like to use it and the ways in which it works best.

Just for fun, here is my gear shot in the app Hipstamatic:

The Kit, Hipstamatic version

Added to Lens Artists, My Photography Journey.

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70-200mm lens, Canon 50D, Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge, Luminar AI, Photography

Where Land and Water Meet

ISO 200 70mm f/8 1/200sec

I have been looking through some photo files, and I came across this one, shot along the Normandy Coastline. I’ve edited it before, but I was creating black and white images and thought this one might work. I don’t often look to edit landscape images in black and white, but in this case I think it worked. Your thoughts are welcome in the comments below.

Cheers!

Created with CBWC, In or On Water in mind.

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70-200mm lens, Canon 50D, Lens Artists Photo Challenge, Luminar 3, Photography, What I Am Working On

What I Am Working On: Negative Space

Today I was working on this file from Lake Manyara National Park:

ISO 800 f/9 70mm 1/3200sec

It was a beautiful and expansive landscape. I created two versions of this file, a color and a black and white. Before I applied specific edits I started with a few general things that applied to both versions. I adjusted the shadows and highlights and the white and blacks. Then I moved on to adding Luminar Looks. I have recently downloaded a few looks that imitate Fuji film looks. For my color edit I used Fuji Classic Chrome:

ISO 800 f/9 70mm 1/3200sec

For the black and white version I used Acros +Y:

ISO 800 f/9 70mm 1/3200sec

I’ve also created my own look that I call “Vintage Touch-Up”, It adds matte, grain, and vignette filters that can then be adjusted. I applied this look to both of files. This is one of those times where I am happy with all the versions, but that might have to do with the fact that I really liked this view.

Cheers!

This post was created in response to the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge, Negative Space.

 

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