When it comes to photography I am a bit naive. I think of a camera a lot like a computer. Anyone can use one, but the things we are able to do with one are very different. Using that analogy, I am not a programmer, but rather the guy that can login and check e-mail.
I know how to frame a picture from set design class in college, the rule of thirds, and all that jazz. What I knew almost nothing about were things like aperture, lens size, white balance, depth of field, and the 300 other settings on the Cannon Rebel.
So I wanted to share a bit that I discovered and went overboard with. The 50 mm lens. I thought it was specifically used for depth of field pictures, while it is fantastic for that it is not its primary purpose. The 50 mm lens allows you to take photos from a realistic distance and fit everything into it.
So here is the overboard part. Once I learned about taking depth of field pictures I started doing a bunch of it. It allows you to focus on one part of the photo and blur out the rest. Enjoy!