Nah, I will not bug you with educational messages: you are adults and perfectly able to act and drink responsibly without me talking down to you like our various pressure groups, politicians, and authorities .
The same goes for eating: You’re in charge of you. Salads or meat and pasta: up to you.
When getting together with friends, do record the event; on your iPhone if you must – or better, hire me to shoot it for you.
You will of course record the decorations as well:
Now, the point of this post?
These pictures were all from an event I shot Friday night. And contrary to my habit, I changed lenses several times before settling on what I really wanted. I started with my favourite 35mm f/1.4 lens. But it was not dark, and I wanted a little wider, for the tables and so on, so I switched to the 16-35 f/2.8. Then I wanted longer, to get those large circles from the light – so I switched to the 24-70 f/2.8 L, the perfect all-round lens. I used it at discrete settings of 24, 35, 50 and 70mm. That way I knew what to expect.
Enjoy the festive season, and shoot a lot – this is the perfect season to record permanent memories!
You say you used the lens discreetly at lengths of 24, 35, 50, etc. mm. Just curious — Is it possible to physically lock that lens down, or did you have to set it and then be careful not to move it?
The latter, but this lens makes that easy by having markings at those numbers. And it doesn’t slide by itself.