This week’s Facebook Fan photo of the week was taken by Chris McNeill using the Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM.
Here’s his story behind the shot:
This picture was taken last night (April 9, 2013) at Samuell Farm park in Dallas County, Texas (Sunnyvale) in a field of bluebonnets. The subject is my three-year-old son Jackson. I used my Canon T4i with battery grip and GP2 GPS receiver, Black Rapids strap and my Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 lens. The shot was taken without a tripod (handheld) at IS0 100, f/1.8 and 1/1600th shutter speed, aperture priority mode.
I am a business attorney by day, photo enthusiast by hobby only. I’ve only been into photography for about 15 months, and am self taught. My Sigma 50mm was my first big splurge (purchased locally at Competitive Camera), and many of my best shots were captured with that lens. I captured a similar shot last year so decided to make it an annual tradition. I waited for the setting sun to provide natural warm lighting. I don’t have any online portfolios (other than my Facebook wall for friends and family) since I do not do this professionally. “Stonewall Photography” is just a dba I made up for posting on Facebook.