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Because ducks are cool!

Have you ever wanted to see a lot of pictures of ducks?

Well, today is your lucky day!!!

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The duck above looks angry, but it was actually just stretching its wings :)
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So why do I have all these duck pictures?

Well, Nicole and I were just roaming random areas looking for cool photo locations. We found ourselves by a lake in a residential estate and we both physically jumped when we saw this guy…
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Looks aren’t everything people! I bet he’s the coolest duck/bird of the whole flock/pack/posse (whatever a group of ducks is called).

I hope you have a great weekend!

Remember, it’s personality that counts :)

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Sneak Peek: Bec’s Portrait Shoot

I’m looking forward to sharing more images from this shoot later on this week.

Isn’t my sister-in-law gorgeous!

 

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Non Olympics Day

For some reason I thought the olympics started this week. It turns out they start on the 27th of July (not June!) which happens to be when I start back up at uni…BOO!! I don’t think there’s going to be much work going on, I love the olympics too much; maybe I’ll multitask and study in front of the tv.

Soooo, all my devastation aside, I have enjoyed spending the day editing images on my computer. I seriously love editing and this week I branched out from Lightroom editing to Photoshop, so there’s been quite a bit of trial and error going on. I hope you enjoy the images I have to share with you in the coming days/weeks :)

Happy Non Olympics Day :(

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Lots to come

Well hello there! So, I have just finished my first week of prac and I have absolutely loved it! I am more sure than ever now that I want to be a teacher. Having spent the whole week with teachers, students and fellow student teachers has been amazing.

Also, Lynden and I have been super busy with family and church events so I have a lot of pictures (and maybe some videos) to share once a get a little more time. Hopefully, after this next week is over, I’ll be right back to blogging regularly and sharing all the fun things we’ve been up to. I can’t wait to get back into it and documenting more of my thoughts and ideas. The picture above was taken at a 1st birthday party. Sigh, I just love animals :)

I hope you’ve had a good weekend so far. We have a public holiday tomorrow so we get to enjoy an extra day of relaxing and prepping for the week.

Happy Sunday xx

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50mm

I’m so excited about the fantastic little parcel I received in the mail today!

A couple of weeks ago I ordered the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. I’ve been wanting to get a new lens for a while, since the only lens I had was a cheapie that came with my camera. I think this new lens will keep me very happy. I’ve taken a couple of quick shots with it already (of the herb garden in my kitchen :P) and I’m just exploding with joy at how beautiful the depth of field is with the 1.8 aperture. Eek, I’m sooooo happy!

Happy Wednesday :)

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Lenses :: the wishlist

One of the first things you learn when you buy a DSLR (besides how awesome it is to shoot in manual mode), is how expensive it can be. The camera itself plays an important role, but don’t underestimate the importance of a good lens, usually the most expensive part. Unfortunately I did just that and bought my camera  (a Canon EOS 60D) which I love, with a kit lens. A cheapie lens without a lot of substance. Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful for the lens I have (a Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6) for the learning curve we’ve shared together, but I feel stuck. The type of photography I love really requires a wider aperture to shoot in lower light situations without a flash, and also to give me the shallow depth of field effect that I love. The truth is, after a certain point, the lens you choose is sometimes more important than the camera itself – within reason.

Fortunately, there are lenses which have wide apertures that can also be within your price range. Here I’d like to share my Canon dream lenses and some affordable alternatives:

The Standard Lens – 50mm

DREAM LENS:
Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM  $1,465.00

AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVES:
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM  $256.00

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II  $26.00 (wowzers!)

The Telephoto Lens – 85mm

DREAM LENS:
Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM  $2024.00

AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE:
Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM  $325.00

The Macro Lens – 100mm

DREAM LENS:
Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM  $795.00

AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE:
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM  $443.00

Sigh. Sometimes my love for photography looks so expensive!! This is currently my lens wishlist. No one has paid or endorsed me to write this post, it’s simply what I’ve been dreaming about and researching lately. Anyone else having expensive dreams?

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