As I get more serious about my photography, I have started to institute camera play dates where I try new things and experiment with new equipment. Lucky for me, we have a great camera rental store in Seattle that allows you to try out lenses or flashes or lighting equipment. It’s really cool. You can rent something if you have a photo shoot coming up and you need a specific lens or if you just want to try something out before commiting to spending hundreds or thousands of dollars.
I have a photo shoot coming up tomorrow where I’ll be shooting food (yay!) so I rented a macro lens for the weekend. I have had a blast today on a play date with my camera. You know that you’re getting swept up into something you love when you’ve forgotten to eat lunch and are still in your pajamas at 4:30 in the afternoon.
It’s been a great day! Inspired by Brandi Reynolds’ Mission Monday assignment to appreciate what’s right in front of you, I took it to heart and photographed things that I see every day. (P.S. I know it’s Saturday, but better late than never!) I haven’t left the house and instead have spent some quality time with a bowl of fruit and the ever-changing angles of the sun. Many of you know that my cat, Isabelle, is one of my favorite photo subjects. Well, today she outdid herself and proved that she could be America’s Next Top Model. A few minutes ago, she jumped up on a chair right next to a window and found her light. For all you ANTM fans out there, she was totally “smizing” (smiling with her eyes.) She would make Tyra proud.
The following series features Izzy, the cat, who was very patient as I experimented with the wonders of a macro lens.
Stay tuned for more camera play dates!