Glassy Eyes

Last weekend I shot photos at an indoor birthday party.  I’ve been trying to challenge myself by shooting in doors a lot lately.  I quickly discovered that my Tamron 28-75 2.8 is for outdoors only.  The Sigma 30mm 1.4 was a star for indoor pictures.  I want to skip all these non-Canon lenses and get some Canon L-series ones, but I vowed to learn all the ins and outs of these guys first.  How can you be a good photographer if you don’t learn how to appreciate things?  Its like drifting…learning on a 100hp crap car will make you a better driver in the long run.

Also this weekend I learned how to work with the crowd, and get them to pivot or look towards the angles & light I wanted them to.  Its hard to approach a total stranger and take their photo, and its even more difficult to boss them around so you can get them to move to the right light.  Usually I’d be the one pivoting around, but when you’re in a house with  limited space, you can only move so much.  I’m still struggling with getting tack sharp photos off the Sigma…its like hit or miss.  Its a work in progress…

Here are a couple of my favorite shots from the day:

Ethan has the glassiest eyes I’ve ever shot:


Happy 1st Birthday Ethan Hiro!

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