One of the items on my "eventually" business list was a short-range lens. But it became very clear in my last two sessions that I was breaking my back to get the look I wanted. I was literally contorting my body in all sorts of strange ways to produce that fuzzy depth-of-field effect.
So I quickly moved it from "eventually" to "immediately."
And when it arrived on my front porch a few days ago, I couldn't wait to attach it to my camera.
It had me on the first click. If my saliva wouldn't have blurred my pictures, I probably would've made out with it.
After I ran around the house testing it out on different things, I took it and Allison to a massive arts festival. The event draws 14,000 people annually and is billed as one of the premier artisan shows in the state. I might not have attempted it on my own if I hadn't had to pick up a framed photo series for my mom, but I'm really glad I did. We had an excellent afternoon that included Alli's first bus ride. She entertained everyone around us dancing to the music. Later, Jerry met us for lunch and we got robbed on two gyros and a skewer of coconut shrimp.