Now that it’s December, I can officially start shooting holiday photos. I love my 50 mm f/1.8 lens. I’ve been waiting for Christmas for eight months to take photos like this.
My second comparison between my old Pentax and my new Canon is bokeh, or the aesthetic blur of the background. Not only does my new camera do a much better job of blurring out distracting backgrounds, but look how much closer and bigger the fountain looks in the second image! My model Jerod (who’s a great sport) was positioned in the same spot for both photos.
1/60 sec., f/5.6, ISO 400
18-55 mm lens (38 mm), natural light
1/30 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200
18-200 mm lens (200 mm), natural light