by Jami Edman | Guest Contributor
Thanks Kelli for having me as a guest blogger! As a photographer we have to remember to shoot for ourselves. One of my favorite things to do is to travel. I often have clients outside of Utah, which allows me to travel all over the US. When I was out sightseeing I never could figure out which lens to bring, until I discovered the Cannon 24-105 4.0 L lens. This often comes as part of a kit with the Cannon full frame cameras. When you get the lens as a kit, you are saving hundreds of dollars on a “L” lens!
This has become my go to travel lens. I love how I can get wide angle shots along with zooming in and getting great photos with some amazing bokeh when zoomed out at 105mm. I know some would complain that the apeture only opens to 4.0, but when we travel we usually have plenty of light. Plus with the new cameras we can really push the limit with the ISO. So for me the 4.0 works just fine.
I have found this lens to be very sharp and able to grab the focus quickly. When I travel and am walking around busy cities, this is the only lens I leave on my camera.For instance I was recently on a Choir trip to New York, because of super storm Sandy we were not able to get off the boat to see the Statue of Liberty close up. But this lens allowed me to get some wide angle shots of Lady Libery but also able to get some close up shots even though I was shooting from the boat. Of course I always suggest renting and trying out the lens before you buy the lens.
Bio- Jami Edman is a mom, photographer, teacher, blogger and TV contributor. She has 5 boys who keep her guessing and has her stocking up on Glade plug ins and becoming “slightly” addicted to Coke Zero. She has been a professional photographer for 5 years, she specializes in newborns, families, and seniors. For the past year and a half she has also been a TV contributor for a local TV show doing segments on photography. She also teaches classes to moms who have bought dSlr cameras and want to learn to shoot in mannual. This led to her starting her newest venture (we just barely launched it), putting her class material online at www.usingmycamera.com- use this link http://usingmycamera.com/dap/a/?a=66 This website is perfect if you know moms who are always asking you for tips on shooting or if you still want to master “mannual” mode and some lighting and composition, this is a site that helps with those problems. Jami describes herself as a fun, goofy, and very unbalanced- anyone have the secret to a “balanced work/home life”