Over the weekend, Jess and I had a few minutes before we headed out for the day. I said, ‘hey, I want to get a few photos up here (in Hadley’s room), the light is great right now. Don’t move!’ And I ran downstairs, put my camera together and ran back upstairs. I took some photos and ended up with a few really good ones. See below:
I’ve been digging my new Sony a6300 out a lot more and I must say, I totally love shooting with it. Years ago I was looking for a nice hybrid body that would shoot both digital cinema footage and killer stills. I have long been a Nikon guy and picked up a D3100, hoping that was going to be the silver bullet. Nope. I was just a little ahead of the technology curve for where my budget was at. And now, with the a6300, I think we’re there. I am VERY happy with the footage I’m shooting (I just set it up with saved profiles for 24p and 120p and I’m very excited to shoot a project where I can mix frame rates) and I’m more than happy with the quality of the stills. What I’m not really in love with is my trusty old manual Nikon 50mm f1.4. We have captured so many things together and after shooting Hadley, realized that having a fast autofocus lens is going to be a must. I’m pretty good at following her, but am just no match for one of the fastest autofocus cameras on the market. Sony makes an absolutely gorgeous 50mm f1.8 that I would like to pick up. The speed difference from 1.4 to 1.8 isn’t going to be THAT much for what I’m going to be using it for, plus, it’s not like I’m going to get rid of my 1.4 so I’ll still have that when I need it.
I’m looking forward to producing content. I think this is the beginning of my creative spark coming back to life.