Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nikon Shop Girl

First shot with my new lens: the girl from the Nikon shop at Abreeza.

What lens, you ask? After months of vacillation, I finally plunked down the cash to buy the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G prime lens that I've been eyeing. Why the sudden renewed interest in photography?

First of all, my Dad bestowed upon me his Nikon D60. I accepted it so I could take better pictures of Emily's cakes.

And then, I got inspired by the photos my friend Francis Gorrez has been taking. Through Francis I got to know a larger online community of photographers.

And finally, I took further inspiration from Thomas Leuthard's ebooks, Going Candid and Collecting Souls. As yet I don't have the balls (in Thomas' words) to do street photography the way he does. In time, in time.

Oh, and this week has been especially bad. Nothing like a little shopping therapy to make oneself feel better.