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Wednesday Photography Tips: LENS FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIP

What is the best lens for Portrait Photography?

It is a general question among portrait photographers. Although there is no simple answer, I explain a few tips for selecting a perfect lens.

Suitable Lenses for Portrait Photography

A standard lens or a short telephoto is the best choice for the focal length. So, any focal length greater than 50mm will do the job. My favourite focal length for portraiture is 85mm to 135mm (in Full-frame cameras).

Aperture

On the other note, a lens with a larger aperture (f1.8 to f2.8) is the optimum lens. It provides greater control over the Depth of Fields to create a soft and creamy background.

Perfect Lenses for Portrait Photography

Lens for portrait photography
A standard or short telephoto lens is suitable for portrait photography.

Perfect Lenses for Portrait Photography

Lens for Portrait photography
A larger Aperture allows you to control the depth of fields

Lastly, I try to avoid wide-angle lenses for portraits unless I create unique images, like the picture below.

Perfect Lenses for Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography lens
A wide-angle lens provides unique looks.

Do you want to learn more?

There are more in Portrait Photography that I cover all in the Portrait Photography Class.

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