I just bought a "new" lens from a friend of mine who upgraded to a super fancy lens. I was using a 50 mm 1.4 lens for pretty much all my pics. I bought it about 3 years ago shortly after I got my camera. About a year ago, I looked into buying an 85 mm lens but just could never pull the trigger and spend the money. But when I found out my friend was looking to sell hers, I was all over it. Here are some of the pics I took with it.
Then, of course I had to get my favorite subject outside for some more practice.
Yeah, I am still practicing but I love it already and feel like my pics are instantly a thousand percent better than before.
For any of you Canon EOS users out there that want to know what settings I typically use, I almost always shoot in Tv mode since my subject is almost always the little Mister and he moves at the speed of light so I need the shutter speed to be fast. I do adjust the ISO sometimes, especially if there is low light. For the white balance, I just choose from the white balance menu depending on if I am in the sunlight, shade, inside, etc. I don't use a grey card. I NEVER use the flash. And any lens I use has to be an auto focus. Any editing I do is in Picasa because it is free!