It’s that time of year again. Last year, I spent my tax refund on the Adobe Creative Suite. This year, after a whole lot of research, I finally decided to bite the bullet and use my tax refund to make another photo-centric purchase – a macro lens! Something I’ve been wanting for years.
It was a big decision for me, a huge step up from the rest of my lens arsenal. But I love the little things. I’m a detail person. I am well suited to macro photography in a lot of ways.
If I’m being honest, I’m still learning how to use it. That amazingly shallow depth of field that I’ve so wanted also presents some challenges (only intensified by my hesitancy to carry around a tripod, even when I *know* that I should). But I’ve been having some fun experimenting with it. So I thought I’d show the first few months of macro attempts, looking forward to coming back to this in a year or so and laughing at how little I knew.
Around the house
Outside on a sunny day at Home Depot.
Hook ’em. Haha.
Macro self-portraiture (see, I told you my glasses were “marbled lilac”)
A morning at the Zilker Botanical Garden
And, because my photography posts are rarely complete without food, lemon poppyseed muffins with a lemon glaze. Last Sunday morning.
I have one week of class left and then my first year of grad school will be over. I’m excited to get back to this space. I have so many posts I’ve been wanting to write!
How are things, friends? How do your gardens grow? Anything new in the oven or around the house?