Welcome to the first post of “Fabuluxe Q&A”…A post where I will be addressing questions I have been asked over past months about photography. I like short answers to question and these answers are designed to point newbies (hopefully) in the right direction. I invite you to submit questions about digital photography by email to me at email@example.com and then stop back for your answer.
What kind of lens do you recommend for someone starting out?
At the beginning of my career as a photographer, my favorite lense was the 18-135 mm, a zoom lens that allowed me to stand in one spot and take my shots. Fixed lenses intimidated me as I needed to keep moving knowing that If I didn’t, I might miss a shot. My world changed when I attented a photography workshop and I was asked to use my prime lens. The skills I learned gave me confidence with a prime lense. After that day, I have forced myself to use it at weddings and have fallen in love with it. If you are looking for a good lense, I would recommend my one of my favorites … The 50 mm, 1.4. An ideal first lens; perfect for portraits, boudoir photography or weddings.
Here is a image I took with my 50mm at 1.4 –