What Lenses Do I Need? | Transcription
Now with the exception of the super close up shot, I tend to shoot the majority of my images on the 50mm 1.2 prime lens that I have here on my camera. If you can only buy one lens, I would recommend that you buy the best 50mm prime that fits your camera and your budget. Every camera maker has them, and they have them in different quality and price ranges, so they fit everybody’s budgets. It’s one of the best lenses for portraiture. This is the lens that we’re going to be using throughout the majority of this shoot. The other lens that we’ll be using frequently during our shoot, is the 100mm 2.8 macro that you see right here, for all of our close up detail shots. Again, this is another popular lens and focal length that every major camera manufacturer is going to have. It’s going to be ideal for capturing of facial details, feet, hands, and so forth.
Generally I’m shooting all of my newborn sessions with these two lenses. However there are a ton of other lenses that are great for newborn photography, such as an 58 mm prime. It really depends on your photographic style and preferences. Once again, refer to our comprehensive gear guide on newborn photography at Srlounge.com for more details on great lenses for newborn photography within different budget ranges.