Portrait Photography Gear
If you’re not sure if Portrait photography is the best place to start, Start here with my How to find the best photography gear for you Quiz.
From newborn photography to wedding photography. Portrait photography is all about capturing the essence of their personality and evoking an emotion.
You’ll need to consider:
- The lighting is what makes or breaks your portrait. Choose your light carefully and make sure the light adds to the portrait.
- Focal lengths really do affect the final result.
- It’s all about the eyes. Make sure they connect.
Camera: Any camera will do, even you phone if you use it correctly. Don’t get obsessed with this detail.
Lens : I personally like to work between 50mm – 200mm for my portrait photography. However, the 50mm 1.8 is a great place to start, or if you can afford it 70- 200mm, but whichever lens you choose you need a wide aperture (1.2-2.8).
Off Camera Flash: Once you’ve mastered natural light, off camera speedlights are your next step.
5 in 1 Reflector: The only light gear you need when you’re using natural light and it’s so much easier than studio lighting.
Adobe Creative Cloud: Essential of post processing your images. Editing makes all the difference.
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