It's hard to believe that while I've always enjoyed photography, it was owning dolls that solidified my interest in it. I wanted to be able to take nice photos of Gabrys, so I ended up with a Nikon D3200 that I loved almost immediately and, more recently, some decent lenses.
My newest lens arrived a couple of days ago, and I love it. It's a Yongnuo 50mm prime lense with a fantastically small (f1.8) aperture, and it's great. I'm finding a prime lens takes a little getting used to because, well, it doesn't zoom and that means manoeuvring the tripod around until it's in the perfect place, but I'm really liking the pictures it takes. It's hard to take a decent depth of field with something as small as a doll that mimics the effect of photographing a much larger human, but this lens does a great job of it.
Paradigm was my first guinea pig, but I'm pretty sure everyone'll be getting the treatment while I practice.
Plus, I think the reflectors were due an outing. Ouch, look at those crinkles...
A noodler with a doll obsession.