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Capture the Magic of Mother’s Day

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Self-Portraits With The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 “Pancake” Lens

I actually blogged the self-portraits with the brown genielocs before, but accidentally deleted that post fiddling around with the annoying Mass Post Editor of Tumblr. I also shared a few for #BlackoutDay for March and April, but on my other blog, Gradient Lair.

I really like the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 pancake lens for self-portraits. I am so over trying to be pleased with the FaceTime camera on the iPhone for selfies, as I opined about last year, though I use the iSight camera quite a bit and a lot of my work in 2014 was shot mobile versus dSLR. Obviously such a wide lens will have slight distortion for a face, but it’s something I can live with, versus using my lenses with longer focal lengths, but ones too close to use by hand (in the way I would use my iPhone shooting a selfie) and thereby need a full portrait set up with a tripod, which I rarely do or have done since my past days of client portraiture. 

I like having this very light lens on my dSLR with no battery grip. It’s so light and then I still get the quality that I desire if I don’t want to shoot with my iPhone.