From Small Details to Big Scenes

It seems to have become a tradition for me to photograph my friend’s wedding proposal. I can honestly say two things about this, I never expected that I would be asked to do that kind of photography and I am deeply honored that my friends not only asked me but also that I get to be there for that special moment. To this, I humbly say thank you!

Now the first thing that comes to mind when you get that question is, “What lens do I use?” That is a very good question because the intended needs to be surprised and if you show up with too much equipment, that might give the surprise away. In this case, I just going along under the pretense of a fun fishing outage which meant the Nikon Z6II and the Z 24-120 f/4S. This has essentially replaced the 24-70 f/2.8 that I have carried in my bag for a very long time but frankly, the focal range and the depth field of the Z 24-120 are just perfect for a lot of scenarios.

As I was saying the Z 24-120 is great for those wide shots where you are trying to capture a lot of information and then the tiniest of details like the light refracting in this diamond. Now I know that this lens has been out for a while and while I am a little behind the times, you know what that’s part of photography. You grow as time goes on and talk about your experiences so others can learn. The one other benefit I learned with this setup is I only have to carry one body and one lens while I’m out “fishing” and that makes it a heck of a lot easier on my back. It’s those little things that can make a big difference in the long run.

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