Can I just tell you how much I really hate doing my own taxes?! It’s probably because due to our move I’ve become outrageously un-organized. Half the year is good. Half of the year sucks!! Oh well. They’re done! Yay!!
For some odd reason, I’m really in love with the light in our guest bathroom. All day long, no matter where the sun is, the light in there is perfect for shooting. Now if only it wasn’t a bathroom lol
So far these police department pt test are kicking my ass! Literally. Took the second one yesterday. Instead of passing, I landed on my ass and bruised my tailbone. Spent 4 hours in the E.R. last night, got a shot of toradol in the butt, and was sent home with a butt donut and pain meds. I didn’t even know I fell on my butt until I got in my car and tried to drive home. I really thought I had broke it again but x-rays said otherwise. I’m thankful for that! They told me to take it easy, so we kept Mac home today to help me out. She’s growing up so fast! I really do need to put a brick on her head. lol
Megan over on Clickin’ Moms asked me this, “Hi Kim!! I’m a new member on Clickin Moms and noticed that you have the 50mm, 85mm and also the 24-70… and you also said you like the primes! I have the 50mm 1.4 and the 135mm (which I LOVE), and am wondering if my next lens should be the 35mm 1.4 or the 24-70. I do mostly family and children photography, but am also a second shooter for weddings. I am leaning towards the 35mm since I really do like the sharpness of the primes. But maybe having a zoom will be easier with the kid sessions! Do you have any advice? Thanks so much!!”
I get asked questions like these often. Lens choice, in my opinion, really should be based upon what you shoot and what you’re lacking in your line up. I suggested to Megan that she get the 24-70mm 2.8 lens over the 35mm. Adding a zoom to her line up with definitely help with children who would rather run around than sit pretty for the camera lol, we all know this happens. And will go great for weddings. She can get many different perspectives on a moment simply zooming in or out. It would be difficult, but not impossible, for Megan to switch between her primes with a moving child or during a ceremony that can’t be re-shot due to her missing a shot because she was switching lenses.
Here is a prime example of the different perspectives you can get by simply zooming in or out with the 24-70mm 2.8. There wasn’t a lot room around this carnival event for me to move around to get great angles. It was much easier and less disruptive to shoot this scene from one spot.
The 24-70mm 2.8 is a really great all around lens! If you decide to add it to your line up too, you won’t be disappointed.