The 50/50 Project, day 1 |

So I got a new 50mm lens for my camera, and I’m having trouble figuring out how to take good photos with it, so I want to try an experiment.  I think the best way to get better is just to take lots of photos with it, so for the next 50 weekdays, I’m going to photograph a different subject with the 50mm lens, and try to get better at picture composition and taking pictures with this lens.  It seems like kindof an ambitious goal for me, and I’m not really entirely sure if I’m going to be able to follow it all the way through, but I think it’s worth trying.  So we’ll see what happens.  (By the way, I’m planning on just doing this on weekdays, and taking the weekends off, so if I calculate right, this will put me finishing at March 12.  Yeesh).

None of these pictures will be photoshopped beyond adjusted brightness and contrast.  I’m also taking this opportunity to experiment with shooting RAW photos.  We’ll see how it works out.

Also, comments or critiques about composition, things I do particularly well, things that need improvement, or suggestions for subject matter are appreciated.  My aim is for technical accuracy first, and interesting subject matter second.  To keep the amount of time I spend on this relatively low, I’m only giving myself 20 minutes a day to photograph whatever it is I’m doing.

Anyways, I don’t really feel like today’s photo is particularly inspired, but I guess it’s not terrible, insofar as these things go.  As an aside, it was about 5 degrees outside when I took this, which is terrible for my fingers and probably not too good for the camera, either.  I don’t think I’m going to to any more outdoor photos until it warms up a bit.

f/11, 1/250s, ISO 200