50mm – From the view of a Challenge ParticipantPosted: May 15, 2012
Consistent 50mm Experiment Challenge participant John Milton was kind enough to write a detailed response to my last post.
There was a few golden nuggets for people contemplating whether or not to participate in the challenges:
Benefit #1 – New Skills
“For me the challenges are all about learning new skills.” “I get out & about far more than I did, from following some of Matts advice. I practice, I experiment, I look at things a lot differently. “
Benefit #2 – Feedback
“The feedback is what I like. Its enough to make you think about your picture, to challenge you for next time. Take on the advice & learn. Its the bit I look forward too.”
You don’t need to own a 50mm lens
“Having a 50mm lens is not necessary. I used a 24-105 to start. Only recently having had fun in the challenges did I go out & buy a cheap & cheerful 50mm. I’m using it all the time now.”
John also talks a bit about his preferences for the length of the challenges and how he overcomes his own busy schedule to find time to take photos. Have a look at his full response.