My Go-To Lens for all Portrait Photography

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Canon 50mm f/1.8
  1. Bokeh-licious. Due to the low f-stop of f/1.8 and the seven aperture blades, the background of the shots that you get from this lens is blurry and smooth. This is the reason why this is considered a must-have lens, especially if you are using it to shoot portraits. To add, with it having a low f-stop, this allows the lens to let in a lot of light. I find that this is particularly useful when shooting in lower light conditions such as golden hour. It was the main reason why I bought this lens and I have been using it on almost every single photoshoot in the last year.
  2. Portraits. This is an amazing lens for portraits because of its focal length. With certain focal lengths of a camera, it can distort the way the model looks creating an unnatural and unflattering image. With the fixed 50mm focal length, the models look accurate to what they do in real life and do not ruin the image. It's very true to life.
  3. Easy to travel with. This lens is small. Really small. It fits in all bags easily and I even carry it in my jacket pocket if I don’t feel like carrying my camera bag. It is extremely light so it doesn’t add a lot of weight to your camera when you are shooting.
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Sana Siramoni
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Mehak Singla

A young University student very curious about many things and here to share his thinking. Interested in Photography, Technology and sharing stories.

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