I went by Walter Hall Park on Monday to get a few shots for our Family Portrait Photography Special page and was greeted by 3 of the friendliest squirrels I’ve ever met. So, I shot a couple of pictures with my Nikon 33mm 1.8G, ISO 100, 1/2000.
How Much Editing Did I Do?I basically did no editing compared to what I normally do when I edit pictures. I hit the auto tone button, dropped the whites a bit and added a vignette and that was basically it.
Should I Shot with a 1.8 Outside?For a long time I did not shot with a 1.8 lens outdoors. I had a misunderstanding that lower lenses were designed for indoors only, but that is the biggest lie I could have told myself. Actually, the lower your lens the better. Here’s why. Yes, a lower lens allows more light to enter the camera, but when offset with a quicker shutter speed, you allow your camera to capture en-depth colors of the natural scenery.
How Does This Effect Editing?Let me put it this way. Explaining how shooting with a lower end lens effects your editing is like me giving you a haircut through this blog post, it’s not going to happen. My best advice before you buy would be to
- Borrow a 1.8 lens from someone you know and try shooting a few shots.
- Rent a 1.8 lens from a camera equipment store such as Photo Rental Source in Houston or Lens Rentals for a couple of days and shot a few shots.
- If you’ve decided that a 1.8 lens or lower is what you want & need, shop around on Amazon, B&G, Best Buy & your local camera shop for the best deal you can find on a 1.8 and buy.