So I've been asked quite a bit about the camera and lens I use on the STG. Here are the answers with a surprise (at least for me) at the end. My Camera: the Canon Rebel T1i
My Lens: the Canon 50 mm f/1.4 Prime
If you haven't noticed yet, let me point something out. All of my photos on the Sleepy Time Gal usually appear extremely close-up to the subject, like these buns. That's because of the prime lens. It is excellent for portraits and never requires a flash indoors. It doesn't zoom, so that means I move forward or backward (it usually is backward to fit everything in the photo.) I still love my prime for many reasons.
But, the prime can't do everything. Which leads me to my good news. The addition of a zoom lens! A 28-135mm lens (technically Bobby's early Father's Day present from good ol' Craig-- Craig's list, anyway.) That means no more breaking my neck to take photos in the hallway of my house just to get a photo of part of a room. No more uncomfortable close ups of people that would rather not have a close up taken. I still haven't bonded with the lens, so you still might see my prime lens close ups in lots of photos as a comfort to me.
And speaking of comforts, can I just tell you how much I love baking day? One day a week to make whatever I want. To freeze, to eat right away, to give.
P.S. I've got some more exciting news: the Sleepy Time Gal now has awesome sponsors! I'll be introducing you to them next week!
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