Back at Purdue North Central For a Day

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting an engagement session at Purdue North Central. I spent the bulk of my college years at this small college in Northwest Indiana. This was a great school for me because they had classes that allowed me to work my way through school, and the teachers seemed to understand what I was going through. When I needed to get away and study I would head for this little garden to read and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Before the engagement session started I arrived early enough to enjoy a little of that peace again. I thought that I could make one photo of a place that used to mean a lot to me. With all of the chaos that exams and papers can bring this was one little place that I could go to get away from it all.

Shooting With the Canon 24-105mm f/4

This may have been the best lens that I have purchased in the last couple of years. I love the versatility that it allows me to have with a wide range of focal lengths. At 24mm on a full frame sensor you have a nice wide angle shot with the ability to zoom out to 105mm if you need it. I used this lens for multiple purposes yesterday with great success. As a portrait lens I like the ability to have a wide range of focal lengths without having to swap out lenses. With the slight rain that was falling during my engagement shoot having one lens to do it all was a great thing. I know that a prime lens can get better bokeh, but if you are always looking at the bokeh then I am not giving you enough to look at in my photos.


About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at

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