Oh my, how I DOOOO LOVE photography!! I'm shooting a friend's wedding in a couple of weeks so I've been on a buying spree with camera stuff the last couple of months. I started out buying a really good zoom lens (70-200mm f/4) in order to get the great close in and intimate shots of their vows without being all up in their chili. Then I bought abunch of little things: extra memory cards, a flash diffuser, reflectors. But I just splurged with the remainder of my Flybagz money and bought yet another lens. I got a pretty decent wide angle lens (Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8) which came in the mail today. I am in love! It is just what I wanted. I can be pretty close to something and get the entire scene, instead of having to back up to kingdom come. It was fun playing with it today before nap time with my two favorite and trusty subjects. The nature of a wide angle lens gives a little distortion as it captures the scene, which I actually like the look of. It makes my 2 year old toddler look larger than life! And I can be within reaching distance and still get their whole bodies!
Example: I was about a foot away from Riley here.
I was probably 6 inches away from Scarlett's face.
Can't wait to try it out at the wedding!!