What Kind of Camera Lenses Do I Use?


My Experience

When I first became a photographer I had no idea what I was getting myself into. My first camera that I had was given to me as a birthday gift and at the time I had no idea that lenses would change the quality of photos. I thought that the lens that came with the camera was everything I needed and boy was I wrong.

When buying a lens, it really comes down to what you will be using it for. Your friend or role model on Instagram may have an entirely different use of their camera which means they will need an entirely different lens than you. The goal of this blog is to tell you what I use and the reasons I recommend each one.

Tamron 35mm f/1.8

 Taken with my Tamrom 35mm 1.8

Taken with my Tamrom 35mm 1.8

It took me a while to get this lens, but I can't explain how happy I am that I did. The 35mm is a definite must have for any photographer that is taking portraits or any kind of photo that requires a wide focal length. What is so great about this lens is that I can be very far away from a model and take a great picture, and still take some wonderful portraits up close with a low aperture. This lens is perfect for low-light environments and I love taking night photos with it.

Canon 85mm f/1.8

 Taken on the 85mm f/1.8

Taken on the 85mm f/1.8

The 85mm was my first camera lens that I bought after I got my camera. I heard from so many people that this was the lens to go for and I wasn't disappointed. Not only is it perfect for low light but it allows a great bokeh effect no matter what the aperture is set at making it perfect for portraiture.

Even though I do have a few other lenses I only primarily use these two for what I do. If you're looking into taking portraits I definitely recommend either of these as good starter lenses. If you enjoyed this post please leave a comment below and tell me what lenses you use! 

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