I rented the Canon 50mm f/1.4 from BorrowLenses, and unlike most of my other rental toys, I’ve been putting this one to great use so far. I own the f/1.8 version, it was the first lens I ever bought–before I even owned a Canon camera, actually! I love it, it’s a workhorse, it looks good, and it’s cheap. The trifecta, if you will. So color me pleasantly surprised at how much of an upgrade the four-times-the-cost f/1.4 is over the Plastic Fantastic. This lens is A-MAZ-ING. It’s my next piece of glass, hands down.
So why do I go on about this piece of kit when there’s a photo of a beautiful girl above this? Easy: I’m WAY glad I had this lens while able to take photos of my good friend, Anna. She has a personality like no other, and is one of the absolute most kindest, sweetest, and amazing people I’ve ever been lucky enough to know. Having a lens to capture that internal and external beauty even better made me pretty happy.
This was shot in open shade, and I positioned her as best as I could to get some sunlight poking through the trees onto her hair to act as a separation light. Definitely works for me.