The 50 mm 1.8 Lens

I bought myself a new lens for my Nikon D5000 kit camera.

My parents got me the camera last year for Christmas and I LOVE it. I’ve always fancied myself a photographer. And I met Amie Akers when she took infant photos of Elle in early November. Between that visit and our new friendship on Facebook (why not?!) she recommended I get this new lens.

It’s aNikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens for Nikon digital SLR cameras and I got it from


Well, my before and after photos should speak for themselves. I’m still trying to figure out quite how to use it to its best use…but I LOVE some of the photos I captured already with it, that were featured on this year’s Christmas card!!

For your viewing pleasure, here are the ones I used:

…and here were some runners up that still make me smile!!

As I’ve started to look around for great sources for learning how to take great photos of Elle and the folks I love, here are some sites worth sharing:


Digital Photography School

Clickin Moms



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