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I dug around in my lens collection last week and found a 50mm 1.8 Nikon lens I hadn’t used in years, if ever. I was watching a video lesson online about street photography and the photographer was using a 50mm lens, which is something I haven’t thought to do when I do street shooting. The lens forces you to get a little closer to your subject, but the results seem pretty cool. So…. this was my first foray into playing around with an old lens. I was pretty happy with the results. Since it is a prime lens and not a zoom, you do all of your focusing with your feet as opposed to the lens. That was one or the points I remember from a photography class I took with The Mountaineers nearly ten years ago; one of the guest lecturers pushed the point the ‘focussing with your feet’ is the best approach in some situations.

Sage advice. If anyone in Seattle is ever interested in a one week photo workshop I highly recommend the one The Mountaineers put on. Very reasonable price-wise and just really interesting classes as well as a field trip every Saturday or Sunday. I’ll never forget my experience. I was, at that time, about the only person in the 100 group that shot in film! I was using my Minolta X700 and everyone else had digital cameras. But, that was okay. I needed more film time and the info transfers pretty good to the digital format.

About bluestar2012

Sixty five years young photographer, living in Seattle, WA.

Posted on September 7, 2016, in B&W, design, Georgetown, Seattle, Nikon D610, Seattle, Thoughts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It is fun to go rummaging in one’s collections and find something new! And the Mountaineers are awesome. Their office is at Magnuson Park on Lake Washington and they have lots of get-acquainted sessions and workshops — here’s the link. https://www.mountaineers.org/

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