Does a camera lens coated in dust mean that it isn’t a high-quality lens? Today we are talking about vintage lenses for portraits. Modern equipment like a digital camera, has made capturing great photos even easier for photographers. But they can sometimes lack the creative element and feel of vintage lenses. While, there are a lot of filters or editing that can be done to make modern images have a vintage feel, actually using an affordable lens like a vintage lens is the best way to achieve a real vintage style image.
What do you do when you look at your photos and they all feel flat, they lack character, or none of them “pop”? You need to improve image quality! In the past, I’ve addressed how to approach this problem when a lack of inspiration or creativity is the underlying issue — as is often the […]
Are lens upgrades something you should consider? Most of you will have heard of the term kit lens. It’s a slightly derogatory term for the lens that is sold as part of a camera package. Its raison d’etre is to provide newcomers with a basic lens to shoot with when they buy their first camera. […]
If you’ve been into photography long enough, there’s no doubt that you have a preferred focal length. And the longer you’ve been into photography, the more likely it is that your favourite focal length has changed once or twice over the years. My earliest experiences were with a zoom lens — an 18-55mm. I wondered […]
The 85mm prime lens is well known for capturing beautiful portraits. Its relatively light weight, fast speed and wide aperture also makes it a superb event lens. However, the 85mm is often overlooked as an effective tool in the nature photography arsenal.
Equipment is expensive, even entry level photography gear adds up quickly, so many new and seasoned shooters choose to buy used. There is nothing wrong with this! With lenses, it’s often possible to save upwards of 50% of the original cost, but there are a few key things you want to look out for when […]