For my birthday in July, I got a new lens; a Tamron 18-270mm 3.5-6.3. It’s pretty much stayed on my camera for 3 months; I like the ability to stand in one place and frame up a variety of shots. But, my confidence in my ability as a photographer has been eroding, and I finally figured out why yesterday when I put my Canon 50mm 1.4 back on and took a few pictures.
These were snapped off while kneeling under a canopy at carline; no posing, no real time spent, no fancy lighting. This lens blows the Tamron away, and it clarifies to me that if you look through the wrong lens, you cannot get a clear picture. I specifically prayed to God yesterday morning, asking for His guidance as to whether I should continue in photography. I felt a strong urge to change out the lenses, and now I know why. He wanted me to see through HIS eyes, clearly. Not just as a photographer, but as His child… to see things through His eyes is what I desire.
*UPDATE* And wouldn’t you know it; I was looking over this week’s Bible verse for Adam’s school, and the second verse is “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body witll be full of light.” Matthew 6:22. I hear you, God….