Choosing the right lens for portrait photography is a crucial decision for photographers of all levels. This comprehensive video offers valuable insight into the complex world of portrait lenses with an in-depth exploration of different lens types, from prime lenses to zoom lenses, wide angles to telephoto lenses, making it an invaluable resource for photographers looking to hone their portrait photography skills.
Coming from you Julia Trottithis fantastic video tutorial brings a practical touch to the discussion on portrait lenses by sharing personal experiences and opinions, offering concrete information that can help photographers make informed decisions. One of the critical topics covered in the video is the perpetual dilemma of choosing between achieving the desired background blur (bokeh) and the convenience of a zoom lens. This is one of the most important choices a photographer must make when it comes to portrait lenses.
The ability to choose the right lens can have a profound impact on the end result of portrait photography, with focal length affecting both your ability to provide environmental context and how the geometry of the subject’s face is rendered and the aperture controls depth of field and subject isolation. The more you understand this, the more you can make informed technical decisions and more precisely control the creative process. Watch the video above for a full look at Trotti.
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