Welcome to week 42 of our 52 Week Pet Photography Blog Circle. This week’s topic is “Photographer’s Choice” so I thought I’d talk about my absolute favorite lens for pet photography and share a few images using that lens.
I shoot with a Canon 5D MKlll. The lenses that I have are the Canon 24-70, 100mm 1.8, 135mm 2.0, 200 mm 2.8 and 100mm macro. For the majority of the photo sessions that I do, I carry with me the 24-70 and 135mm. Every now and again I add in the 200mm. I admit – there have been times that I have been known to do entire sessions without taking the 135 mm lens off my camera – and I don’t regret it one bit!
Why do I love the 135 mm lens so much? It is amazing for my style of photography! Shooting at 2.0 it creates a dreamy background that is just gorgeous! The majority of the time I will use this lens at 2.0-2.8, but I will also use this lens with families and more than one dog, taking it to f4.0. I enjoy primes – and yes, they make me get up and move around so I’m getting exercise in during every photo session!
I also use the same lens for action – here is Kota the day we woke up to temps in the 40’s – she’s a new dog in cooler weather!
Thanks for stopping by! Next up in our blog circle is Elaine Tweedy, Northeastern PA Pet Photographer, I Got the Shot Photography. I’m looking forward to seeing her post along with all the other’s participating in the “photographer’s choice”. Have a great weekend!