If you have been following me over at http://nyc2012.jonathanisaacs.com you will know exactly what I got up to on my little trip to the USA.
Apart from the presents brought home for parents and siblings, I did manage to purchase a few camera gadgets for myself in light of the fact that there has since been an increase in the commercial work coming my way.
My first purchase was my first ‘L-Series’ Lens by Canon, the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. For portraiture and event photography, there is, in my opinion, no better lens, as the focal length, fixed aperture, and lens optics combine to produce stunning images.
The second purchase was the result of the first. The lens is heavy, especially when attached to a body. My previous Manfrotto simply could not cope, especially when taking panoramas, when the camera needs to be rock steady. As a result I purchased a beefy Vanguard Alta Tripod. The thing is beautiful, and can support weights up to 20KG!
As you can imagine, my new lens meant that I took quite a few pictures. Many are HDR Panoramas which mean that I need to merge up to 200 images together to create one shot, which is going to take time. Im hoping to get this years photos done within a month or two (unlike last years photos which took over 11 months to do!), however before they all get edited and uploaded to flickr (a link will be placed on my blog when uploaded) here is one of my favourite images thus far.