Choosing The Ideal Camera Lens For Professional Photographers

October 29, 2014 | Photography | By Big Wig | 0 Comments

dslr-lenses Photographers will filter through a number or of lenses on a particular photo shoot depending on what subject and setting they are faced with. Understanding the software and how your camera works is one thing in itself to learn. But understanding the functionality of your lenses is a key factor to getting your desired aperture, depth of field, focal length and angle of view set correctly to ensure your photo is perfect.

A camera lens is an assembly of glass convex lenses that are able to the correct division as much is possible for the desired photographic purpose. Between still cameras, video cameras and scientific equipment that require focal lenses, there is no great variation in the construction of these lenses.

Knowing the basics of your camera lens is important before picking the desired lens for your scenario. Every lens will have its settings displayed in millimetres and refers to the lenses focal length. A brief understanding is if the lens is on infinite focus, it is the distance between the optical centre of the lens and the sensor.

Short focal lengths range from 15 mm – 35mm and this will allow you to frame your subject up close and the background will seem farther away than that of long focal length.

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Longer focal lengths give you the opportunity to stand further away from your subject but have the ability to capture the broader aspects of the background. Requiring a longer focal length a professional photographer will be looking for camera ranges from 85 mm to 300 mm and up.

Utilising different lenses will allow different subjects to be captured in a professional way. wide-angle lenses allow you to fit a lot more in tour photo than a standard lens. As they are 28 mm and less they are good for indoor product shots and allow creativity for landscape photography.

A standard short focal length lens will generally be utilised more often for childbirth photography and family portraits. You telephoto lenses a great for your surfing photography sporting and natural habitat photography as they have a longer focal length. for your longer shots having a tri-pod is necessary as the longer you are shooting there is more chance for blurriness and unwanted distortion.

There are a number of special purpose lenses that are used so creative purposes to optimise the subject you are taking photos of which include:
APO lenses, process lenses, photographic enlarger lenses, aerial photography lens, fisheye lenses ( wide-angle) , stereoscopic lenses, soft focus lenses, infrared, ultraviolet, and swivel/shift lenses.


As a professional baby, wedding, interior, newborn and portrait photographer will have an array of lenses in their arsenal to ensure they capture their desired image in the right frame.

In the event of hiring a professional photographer to capture priceless moments of your newborn baby or for a professional business wanting interior product photos. being an expert photographer will require you to have the creative experience and the knowledge of your equipment to set the photo standard above armature photographers. research in your photographer before hiring is important to know their quality is of a high standard.

Children’s Photography Brisbane Northside or Photographic Services Samford Visit Celebrations Studio’s Samford or for Professional Wedding Photography on Brisbane Northside visit Absolution Wedding Photography.

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