I spent one more day forcing myself to carry around my Canon 55-250mm lens on my Rebel SL3. I saw this guy standing by a pole. At first he was looking down, but a few moments later he looked up and I got a good profile. I’m going to switch back to my 50mm lens for a few days because I’m starting to really notice the limitations of a lens that isn’t a prime lens.
I’ve been blogging this week about practicing with my Conan 55mm-250mm lens on my Rebel SL3. I don’t often get many good photos on my way to work. However, yesterday on my lunchbreak I walked over to do some street photography at The Belvedere in Downtown Louisville. I got some interesting shots. The Belvedere was a great place to get shots of people before the pandemic. Unfortunately, it’s not very urban-like when I’m wanting to go for that. But, it’s still a pretty place.
Street Photography At The Belvedere
I was originally going for a nice black and white photo with nice contrast, but I think the color version might do the scene more justice.
I went out on my lunch break yesterday and looked for some ways to use shadows. Some people like to use buildings and do more urban photography styled street photography, but I’m still all about needing to see a face. I need to use shadows and light better in my photos. In addition to my shadow hunting, I hope I’m not overdoing the black and white. Black and white is less distracting to edit because when I edit color I second-guess my decisions too much and end up not getting anything accomplished, or with too many versions of the same photo on my Flickr.
I’m still working on figuring out how to use my Canon 55-250mm lens a little better. I didn’t get much yesterday on the way home from the office, but I got lucky a few times. Some of them I’d have preferred to have better framing, but with street photography, you get what you get sometimes. You can see the full quality photos on my Flickr.
I swapped out my 50mm lens with my 55-250mm lens for my walks to work and home. I’m still not very good with this lens yet, but I’ve got to work with it to get there. I suppose I can always come back out with my 50mm lens after I get home if I want. I did manage to get a few decent shots of this guy coming down 2nd street.