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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Must-Have Lenses For The Camera Bag.

It's been several games into the new hockey season and I've been managing to make do with the photography equipment I have. However as th season progresses, I begin to see the limitations of the equipment that I have. Also the path in my nature photography becomes a lot clearer. As much as eagles and other wildlife plays a part of my photography, I'm finding that I am leaning towards landscapes and other nature photography. Though I want to keep the 600mm and finish the payments on it (it is a definite want because I love photographing eagles and other feathered wildlife), I tend to wonder if that's the path that I should head if I want to make serious money at this venture.

The 14-24mm f/2.8 needs to be in my camera bag, not only will it allow me to take the photos of my son's team, I will be able to shoot photography for landscapes (for which a 14-24mm is a must-have lens).

The 24-70mm is more of a specialty portrait lens when paired with the Nikon DX format (which I shoot) and would mostly be used in hockey photography, but I tend to wonder where I can use the 24-70mm in landscapes. I see where it can be used - like separating a subject from the vista say a barn in the middle of a field where you want to let the viewer know that there is a barn in a field.

In all, sports photography of my son's team is a hobby...but it's the one thing that potentially could turn into a money-maker, whereas landscapes on the other hand seems to be a tough slog to get into, however, I'm determined to do what it takes to make it.