What do you do if you get a new camera lens? Do you panic or throw yourself in and explore like a maniac? I did a bit of both, but it did not take long before I conjured some ginger gold with Peaches the cat.
I was told that a new lens gives you a new perspective on taking pictures and I certainly agree, especially after getting my 50mm ‘nifty fifty’ lens last Christmas.
But, what do you do when you want to take your next step and invest in a lens to expand your skills?
Check my assessment of the 50mm lens here.
Buying a New Camera Lens
I will be honest. I was not sure which lens should be my next step to keep improving so I did what any sensible photography student does and consulted a local camera shop, Wellington Photographic Supplies (WPS) and its resident experts.
I told WPS the lenses currently in my camera bag, the kind of photographs I was taking, and asked what the next step should be to keep improving my photography skills. They suggested a telephoto lens. Not what I expected but I am enjoying it very much.
Canon EFS 55-250mm Telephoto Lens
I did a little bit of reading on how to use my telephoto lens but soon realised I needed to go with the ‘explore like a maniac’ option I suggested at the start of this post. So off I went and continue to take lots and lots of pictues.
The Peaches The Cat photo was taken at the same session that I captured a wonderful image of Tiger Lily and Connor I posted last week. I hope you enjoy it.
Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.
She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.