Another Baby at 50mm

Need a baby lens? You know what I recommend.

The Lovely Silvana

Not bad for the cheapest lens on the market, huh?

A Beautiful Face at the Musum

Do I really need to say much here? She’s beautiful, is she not?

Shot with you know what. The cheap 50 remains an amazing portrait lens.

Kiddies At The Wedding

Not shot with my trust cheap Canon 50mm lens, but with another lo-fi sort of solution – my HTC Droid Incredible cameraphone. It’s got nothing on even the cheapest point & shoot, but I was too damn lazy to pull out my DSLR at this wonderful wedding.

Getting Meta

I like taking photos of people taking photos. These two Union-Square denizens laughed when they realized I did just that.

Their happy moment was stolen with my cheap Canon 50mm 1.8 lens.

Scene From an Apple Store

I shot this by pointing my camera at a window to capture the reflection of the Apple store interior on top of the view of the Old Homestead Steakhouse across the street, and then I flipped the image in Aperture so the letters on the iMac sign wouldn’t be backwards.

Shot with cheap Canon 50mm 1.8 lens.

Foggy Highway

Okay this wasn’t shot with my beloved cheap-ass Canon 50mm lens – it was done on a plain-old Canon point and shoot.

That keeps with the theme of this blog – that cheap gear can get the job done.

This picture kind of gives me a headache though. Maybe I shouldn’t like it.

Michael Shulman – Violinist Extraordinaire

I found Michael Shulman performing an amazing cover version of Guns & Roses’ Sweet Child ‘O Mine in the Union Square subway station – complete with distortion and wah-wah on his electric violin. He also did a killer Billy Jean.

He’s not the first violinist I’ve caught at Union Square, but he may be my favorite.

Visit his website at

Like everything else, this was shot with the cheap Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Lafayette Avenue

I don’t see many black & white long exposure shots out there, so I figured I’d put one of mine up here. This was taken on Lafayette Avenue in NYC.

Shot with Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens, processed in Aperture 3.

Spying at ABC Carpet

Yes, I can be a bit of voyeur. I spotted this lady in ABC Carpet (I think!) in between some cups.

Shot with cheap Canon 50mm lens, processed in Aperture 3.