When you begin to buy lenses, it is so important to keep your style in mind. Are you a sports photographer? Nature photographer? Newborn photographer? Wedding photographer? Portrait photographer? The type of photography that you are involved in will heavily influence the lenses that you decide to purchase. However, it is also extremely important to keep your style of photography in mind as well.
As I mentioned in a previous post (you can find it here), my style is consistent with bold, vibrant colors with creamy backgrounds. I love the bokeh in the background because it makes my clients “pop” off the photo. (For all of my non-photog friends out there, bokeh is the blurriness in the background). I like to enhance the natural beauty that was already present in my images, and using bokeh is one way that I am able to do that. So, when I began to research which lenses I wanted to invest in, I knew that I would need lenses with low apertures. The only way to get that is by using prime lenses.
So, what are prime lenses? Prime lenses have a fixed focal length, meaning that they do not zoom. I like to say “my feet are the zoom!” because it doesn’t zoom on its own. It is what it is. But, because of the fixed focal length and low aperture, the lenses capture the most amazing bokeh, which is right in line with my style. I wouldn’t have the soft, creamy, airy look without it.
Photog friends, friends who want to be photogs, or even my friends who have cameras but don’t have a clue where to start – I want you to know that I would LOVE to help answer any questions that you may have. I’ve learned what I know by doing hours of research and networking with as many people as I could find, and I would love to share with you what I’ve learned. Don’t be afraid to reach out and say hello!