I am an absolute amature with no skill, talent or ability (yet). I just got the D3000, and have the 2 kit lenses. All of the photos I take are of my kids, generally face shots, close up. From what I'm reading, a portrait lens would make these photos nicer so I'm considering a prime lens. After doing some research I decided on the Nikkor DX 35mm f/1.8. I chose the 35mm because of the angle of view.
Is this a good lens, and is it any better than just using my 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR set at 35mm?
Thanks for your thoughts