The Back Story
Little beats the versatility and sharpness of a nifty fifty lens. A nifty fifty is a cheap 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. It doesn’t zoom although it does autofocus. You can pick one up for about $130 and they work on crop sensor and full frame cameras. In low light situations, this is my go to lens. It allows me to keep firing hand held at f/1.8 with little light. We were having dinner in Rhyll and noticed the sky turning all sorts of red as the sun set. I dashed downthe street to the boat launch area and took a few shots. This was the best of the bunch.

I have edited this shot in lightroom to reduce some of the shadows in the foreground and pop out the color in the sky.

CAMERA: Canon 6d
LENS: EF50mm f/1.8 II
BRACE: Handheld
ISO: 100
FSTOP: f/1.8
EDITOR: Lightroom
The Back Story
How many times do you see a photo and you ask yourself “How did they get that one?” or “I wonder what settings they were shooting on?” or even “I wonder what equipment they used in this shot?”

The Back Story is our weekly review of one of our recent photos trying to answer the questions above. We’d also love to hear your ‘Back Story” on some of your favourite images.


The Back Story 4 March 2015
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