Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Heritage Foundation Conference {Masonic Temple SLC}

I volunteer for the Utah Heritage Foundation (one way I can use my master's degree) and I photographed some of the events at the recent 2010 Utah Preservation Conference. It was held at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple and the event was fantastic, as always. I mostly photographed the award winners at the luncheon, but I had a lot of fun snapping photos of the details in between education sessions. Here are some of my favorites:


Jessica Hills said...

I love your photography...I am subscribed to your blog and get so much inspiration from you! I was wondering, I notice you use your 50mm a lot (as do I) and I am looking for another lense (preferably zoom/wide angle) that I will love like my 50mm. Do you have any suggestions?

Lesley said...

Hey Jessica! Thanks so much for your comment. You made my day!

I currently own a 20mm 2.8 and a 85mm 1.8 along with my beloved 50mm 1.4, and for now I don't need anything else (my husband is pretty happy that I'm not pestering him for yet another gadget). My 50mm 1.4 is on my camera 99% of the time. Honestly, I don't love anything like I love my 50mm. I would recommend the 17-55 or 15-55 2.8 if you're looking for a wide angle zoom (and if you can afford the price tag). I rented it for a wedding before I got my 20mm and it's fantastic. I'm a fixed lens girl, but I'd love this zoom lens for travel photography and family portraiture.

This is a random side note, but I was actually just noticing the other day how I see life through a 50mm lens and when I pick up my camera that's the focal length I expect to see. If it's something different it just throws me off. The 50mm just suits me, and I'll probably stick with it forever more... and maybe add a few lenses just for fun if I ever have money to burn :)

I'm always happy to answer questions, so keep them coming!



Kel said...

thanks for the tour! I just photographed the one in DC off 16th street and longed to go inside but didn't know if it was allowed.