Main Purpose: To learn / experience the advantages (and even the disadvantages) of using a PRIME LENS which forces you to move your body in order to change the perspective of your image as opposed to turning the ring on your zoom lens.
We will shoot using only prime (fixed focal length, non-zoom) lenses. Any type are welcome.
This Month's Topic: The Nifty Fifty
All members attending this event are asked to bring only a 50mm prime lens. Exceptions will be made for anyone using a non full frame or crop sensor (1.3x, 1.5x, 1.6x) equipped camera. These folks may use either a 50mm or 35mm lens.
The 50mm lens on a full frame camera body (or the 35mm on a crop body) produces the closest angle of view to what the human eye normally sees. Your creativity lies strictly on the subject and composition that you are shooting, the distance it is from your camera, and the settings used to control depth of field, and motion.
Don't have a 50mm prime lens? Then get one and come join us. They are the one THE most versatile, least expensive, and fastest lens on the market, costing around $100-$125 brand new. With an additional $10 for a reversing ring, you can easily convert this lens into "the poor man's macro lens" as well (next month's Prime Lens Meetup.)
When in the park, just follow the signs to Lake Pointe Hall. We'll meet just behind Lake Pointe Hall facing the lake. There are tons of places to shoot here. Most of all, we'll have some fun and hopefully learn something new!
Although this is a FREE event for all members, please RSVP, especially if your plans change and have to cancel. Members may bring a guest to use as a model or assistant.
Steve will be there to assist our members from 6:00-8:00pm. After the shoot (8:10pm), for those that would like to continue to join us, we will meet just down the road at Mario's Pizza to wind down, grab some food and drink, and display/discuss some of the images from this event on their large screen monitor.
Please plan on posting your best images to this event page and labeling each image with the focal length of the lens used, i.e. (50mm), so we can all enjoy and learn from them. Selected images will be displayed at our main Monthly Meetup on Tuesday, June 3rd.
** "HEAVY" RAIN CANCELS EVENT **