Category Archives: Photography Gear

Which Type of Camera Bag is Right For You? | Take the Quiz Here!

  Alright….Quiz Time (And I promise you’re not going to be graded on this one) Just write down the answers that best fit you and I’ll help you figure out which type of camera bag is your most perfect BFF! *This post does contain some affiliate links. Clicking or purchasing from these links is at…

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Take Gorgeous Portraits with the 135mm lens + A behind the scenes look!

How to Take Gorgeous Portraits with the 135mm lens + A Behind the Scenes Look!   Looking for an upgrade in your lens? Maybe you’re just kinda bored with the lens you have, or maybe you’re looking for something that will just make those photos of yours look even better? If so, I know just…

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  • terri tiffanyFebruary 26, 2019 - 12:41 pm

    I just got this lens at Christmas but haven’t had good weather to use outside much yet. I’m glad to hear it will work with larger groups! I wondered why your shutter speed was so high? Because of movement? I tend to double it. Still learning all those aspects.ReplyCancel

  • Amy YoungJanuary 5, 2019 - 10:40 pm

    I am looking at a Nikon 85mm 1.8 and a Nikon 105mm 1.8. Hard to decide. ReplyCancel

  • terri tiffanyNovember 10, 2018 - 6:57 am

    I’m getting the 135 for Christmas so I have been researching it. So happy I found your blog and look forward to learning more!ReplyCancel

  • JulieNovember 9, 2018 - 4:06 pm

    Hello Emily! Well, now the 135 f2.0 is on my wish list…When I was using a crop sensor I loved my 17-55 f2.8, but now that I upgraded to the Canon 5D Mark III and mostly shoot real estate I pretty much only use my 16-28 f2.8 & my 50mm f1.4…Otherwise I rent lenses for different shoots. I am definitely checking out the 135mm! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • IrenaNovember 9, 2018 - 4:41 am

    Hi Emily! My favourite lens is probably Sigma 85 mm 1.4 ART, but… I would like to have also my own 135mm and also 35mm…. you know… I would like to have every lens… now, immidiately 😀 :D.ReplyCancel

  • Gene CordoniNovember 7, 2018 - 7:02 am

    Hello Emily, I just thought I would drop in and say hello and I read your information everytime it hits my mailbox.  This lens you speak of meaning the 135mm seems like a great lens.  I use my Canon kit long lens 55-220mm quite often and so far it seems to be my favourite…until now of course.  Having to stand further away from my subject makes up for the great photo.  I also use the uv lens protector on the outside and that seems to produce some really good results.  I also subscribe to the ” F Stoppers” site on You Tube and they have some interesting things to view there as well on a mixed bag of issues, photoshop and products.   They speak of a company that makes great lens’s and the name escapes me… I think it may start with the letter “R”…lol is that not silly or what… I will have to back and check.  This is a great time of year up here in Maple Ridge BC, Canada for some awesome fall scenes and natural backdrops.  I really like to use the fall colours as a blurred background for my subjects standing in the foreground.  Cheers Emily,  have a great week and Happy Clicking..Cheers… or  bye for now.ReplyCancel

  • Kara HendricksNovember 6, 2018 - 5:57 pm

    Hi Emily! I bought the 135mm lens last year because you suggested it and I use this lens often, if I have 4 or less subjects. I also use a 50mm lens which I have had for many years, which I use with larger groups and when it gets closer to sunset. I am in the market for a Luxe lens because I am having issues with having enough light with the 50mm. I may get an 85mm….what do you think?ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks PhotographyNovember 6, 2018 - 8:24 pm

      Hey Kara! You know I love the 85mm too (1.8) I think its a great middle between the 50 and 135. I just tend to use my 135 over the 85, but its totally a personal preference ?ReplyCancel

  • Katia De WaschNovember 6, 2018 - 12:08 pm

    I use a 85mm f1.4 portrait lens on my Sony alpha 7 mark IIIr body. It really is my favourite 🙂 It’s a fast lens producing really nice bokeh.ReplyCancel

The MUST-READ Photography Books For New Photographers! | The Friday Five

  Ok, so maybe at 40 years old I’m a bit old school.   I can?t get into a lot of the newest video games and apps out there (Fortnite anyone?) I still love to use the TV remote control by pressing the + and – button and NOT by speaking to it (Ya, I…

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What Editing Program Should I Use?

What Editing Program Should I Use? The Friday Five is a short and sweet blog post that comes out each Friday with tips and tricks to help YOU with your portrait photography. (See some of the past Friday Fives here!) This week I wanna chat with you about which editing program would be best for…

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Five Fantastic Prime Canon Lenses for Portrait Photography : The Friday Five

So you’re looking for a great lens to take portraits with? It’s an investment and you?re not quite sure which lens you should be spending your hard earned money on. I totally get it. When I first started really focusing on portrait photography, I wasn’t sure which one to buy either. I?m such a frugal…

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  • vicki youngSeptember 27, 2018 - 7:50 am

    Hello, Emily, 
    I am looking to purchase a new lens for my canon rebel t6 so of course I have the nifty fifty but now I want to upgrade.  Although I love my canon 50mm I feel like I could be getting better images through a more tack sharp lens.
     I see alot of pictures taken with a sigma art 85mm and they are incredibly sharp.  I just feel like my canon 50mm  isnt as good as the sigma art lens.  My question is isn’t  the 50mm and the 85mm kinda the same type of portrait lens but the bokeh is better on the 85mm? I dont want to buy basically the same type of lens that I already have if you think I should try something else.  
    What are your thoughts on a 135mm?  What is the difference with this lens.   
    Thanks for your help

    • Cozy Clicks PhotographySeptember 27, 2018 - 12:45 pm

      Hey Vicki!
      My favorite lens is the 135mm…however, it won’t be compatible on your rebel. If you are looking for a lens to give you a slightly different look and give you sharper images, I’d go with the 85 1.8 🙂 EmilyReplyCancel

      • VickiSeptember 27, 2018 - 12:49 pm

        Thanks so much! Then my delimma is solved.  ReplyCancel

  • DEMIR OzerSeptember 6, 2018 - 10:59 am

    I usually use sigma 105mm. macro lens,I deal with macro,also have 50 1.8,canon 17-40mm.f/4,sigma 18-200mm.,sincerely yoursReplyCancel

  • SaraSeptember 4, 2018 - 10:43 am

    Great little article.  I would love to see a sooc pic from each lense.  I do have the 50mm/1.8 and it’s my only prime.  I’m new to photography and purchased my first dslr in March (D5600)- so thank you for sharing your wisdom!  Always appreciated!ReplyCancel