The last Bloggography Rule of Thirds Photo Challenge was one of my favorites to date. I am apparently naturally drawn to photos that follow the rule of thirds. Here’s one from two weeks ago that particularly stood out to me. Isn’t this a stunning photo from Jacki at Ravensspell.blogspot.com? Did Manic Mother feature your shot?
Last week’s tutorial was all about lenses. The challenge was to use whatever lens(es) you’ve got to do what they do best. If you have a wide angle lens, try a landscape shot. If you have a fixed lens with a large aperture, try a shallow depth of field picture. If you have a telephoto zoom lens, see what you can get a picture of in the wild.
I’ve got the Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L. Here are two pictures I took with my 28-75mm lens at last week’s Arts Night at school (the school is set up like a museum, with art work from everyone in the school). I love my Tamron because it’s good for both wide angle shots like this one:
The cute boy, third from the right on top, is Twizzler’s self-portrait.
(edited in Lightroom with Pretty Presets Golden Light)
As well as shallow depth of field shots like this one:
None of my kids made penguins this year, but I just loved this table full of penguins!
(edited in Lightroom with Pretty Presets Deep Blue)
—–> And now I’d love to see what you captured for this week’s challenge. Let us know what lens or camera you used!
Before you go, though, be sure to stop by my brand new Photography-related giveaway!! I am giving away TWO full sets of Pretty Presets. Lucky you!
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Well now I’m gonna have to see how much that Tamron costs. Errrggg! I HATE having no money and lense envy at the same time.
The 100 is great but it is NOT easy to use. I acutally started using it as more of a portrait lense which is great but if you want to use it as anything else you have to use a tripod which I’d not a big fan of. But it does get great shots.
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I do love my Tamron. I think you might be pleasantly surprised at how well it works and how nice it feels. I wish I could have your 100mm!! :)
I have the 50 and the 70-200 and I’ve got a Canon 100 macro. I’m looking for a new midrange lense. do you LOVE your Tamron 28-75? I’ve only ever had Canon and i’m scared to cross over. I know, dumb right?
love those little penguins!
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Yes, I’m trying out the new linky feature. I like having the preview of the pictures in people’s posts. Hopefully it will encourage clicks, even though it takes an extra step to enter the links.
SO funny! Some peopel look at me odd when I come into the school with my big camera around my neck. Oh well! I love school shots. I wish I had pictures of what my old school looked like!
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Awesome examples!! Love the photos. : ) And loved the portrait of Twizzler.
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Love your photos, as usual! Just linked up!
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New Linky I guess, huh! Still glad to participate this week. We were out of town and I mostly used my 24-70 f/2.8 lens which is my walkabout lens. We had a great time up the coast and were surprised to actually LOVE being electronically disconnected. Just like the old days.
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I love those pictures. Looks like you spend a lot of your time where I spend mine. I of course rarely remember to take my camera. When I do I always have great pictures. For some reason schools produce great pictures!
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I love that pic of the penguins, too cute!
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