Monday, August 14, 2017

Some More Images for the Thrifty Fifty Challenge

I have a very small Facebook group called the "Thrifty Fifty Challenge". The whole purpose of the group is to show that photography isn't all about the fanciest equipment but the skill and craft that you approach it with. I got this idea for this group when one of my clients told me that I got the bird images that I create because of the big telephoto lenses that I use. While there is some truth to this statement it ignores the skill and craft that I have learned over the years to create beautiful images. In response I challenged myself and other photographers to photograph small birds with a 50mm lens. The purpose of the group is to showcase uncropped images of small sparrow sized birds made with 50mm or wider lenses. Here are three images that I created this afternoon with a Canon 7D mkII and a Canon 50mm f 1.8 lens. God's blessings upon your week, chris Canon 7D mkII, Canon 50mm F 1.8, AV mode, ISO 800 and 1600, F 8.0 shutter speeds varied.Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod #TeamCanon


  1. These images are hard to believe with a 50mm on a 7d2 even with the crop factor. Was the camera on a remote near the humming birds?

  2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Thomas. This was done from a photoblind placed very, very close to the perch the hummingbirds were using. No remote.