What Lens First? Tips + Tricks | for Photographers

Tips-and-Tricks-for-Photographers_0644-1024x692

I have gotten quite a few inquiries lately about what lenses you should get when starting your own business.  Well first of all you should know that I personally only shoot with prime lenses.  These are lenses that are fixed at one focal length (they don’t zoom in or out) and they can open up to a really wide aperture and let a ton of light in.  This is super useful during a wedding day because sometimes in churches you are unable to use flash and it can be pretty dark too.

So the first lens I would recommend is the 50mm.  It’s an inexpensive lens that works great!  When I was first starting out, it’s about the only thing that I did shoot with.  It’s a great lens and it’s super versatile.  If you already have the 50mm and are looking for a new one, I’d recommend my favorite: the 85mm.  It creates really beautiful compression.

If you have more questions, feel free to email me at lauren@laurenrswann.com!

Posted:

October 23, 2014

comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Wife, mama, wielder of light & joy, and capturer of moments.  I thrive off of conversation and genuine connection.  In between wrangling our kiddos, and hanging my husband, you'll find me dreaming up my next idea or creative endeavour.  It's these things that culminate to give my imagery a warmth and joy to them - the greatest compliment I could receive.

I'M LAUREN

celebrations

personal

Couples

travel

Motherhood

browse by category

THE JOURNAL

Lauren grew up spending her summers at the shore, and when she and Nick got together, she couldn't help but introduce him, too!

featured posts

engaged

Jersey Shore Engagement 

Connor and Alli's wedding celebration was full of lush florals, gorgeous details, and a whole lot of joy.

celebrations

Stone Tower Winery

One of my greatest inspirations comes from exploring and the California coast served that perfectly.

Travels

Coastal California 

NEVER MISS A THING

From wedding celebrations, to life updates, latest posts, travel plans and everything in between, you'll want to get all the details.

the newsletter