As of now I've just been doing photos of whatever catches my eye. I'm still learning fundamentals and discovering what kind of photographer I am. I'm trying to transition out of snap shots into more more thought through developed photography and taking on
paid gigs. In the beginning I tried hard to find the magical lens that could do it all, coming close with the sigma 17-70mm. I've recently come to understand and respect the power of prime lenses. Each being incredibly strong for specific tasks. I'm on a limited budget so my options are narrow and have to be thought through. I'm also trying to manage expenses until paid gigs justify (and pay for) higher end lenses. I'm currently on a crop sensor but plan to eventual enter the world of full frame so I'd like lenses that can transitions along with me.
So far my train of thought has been to get a couple low cost prime lens workhorses:
Street/Journalistic/Full Body Portraits - Canon 35mm f/2 (the older non IS)
Portraits/Headshots - Canon 85mm f/1.8
Product/Macro - Canon 100mm f/2.8 (thinking the longer working distance would be beneficial)
I understand that it's not all about gear but I feel the right gear for the right job does make a difference. What do you think of the lens choices and direction? I'd really like to hear from some of you experienced professionals that can remember when you were just starting off (and how you'd do it if you had to starting all over again)