Close up portrait dlsr canon rebel xti

Experimenting with the Camera

I‘ve been playing around with our camera a little bit the last couple days. I was looking for a lens with lower aperture and I just realized the other day that I had this lens the hole time in my bag. It is exactly the lens I was looking for. Tim bought it after a recommendation, and at that time he used the camera a lot more than I did. So I didn’t pay much attention to it. And at the moment it is vice-versa. I have to admit it takes quite a bit to figure out your camera.

Close up horizontal dlsr canon rebel xti

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Our camera came with a standard lens and the minimum aperture was 5.6 and I was looking for a lens, where you can lower your aperture a lot more than 5.6. It just doesn’t create that effect I was aiming for. I wanted the object in the front to be focused and the background to be blurred. The lens I used is a fixed 50mm and 1.8, which is perfect for portraits and close up pictures. Here are a couple of my results with the aperture set to 1.8. This next one is my favorite.

Close up portrait dlsr canon rebel xti

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Close up horizontal dlsr canon rebel xti fixed 50/1.8

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Taken at night with Elliott eating and sitting in his High Chair. In the background you can see our Christmas lights.

Close up portrait dlsr canon rebel xti fixed 50/1.8

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