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 the lens! It’s been one of my absolute faves for awhile now.
I’m not secretive about it when photographers ask me what I shoot with, most of the time it’s the 135mm 2.0 Canon. (Nikon has a version too!) Let me break down the reasons why I love it so much plus give you a sneak peak into one of my sessions using the 135mm 2.0. Watch me in action below and then red through why the 135mm might be the lens for you!
While this longer focal lens is a bit long and does look kinda big, it’s actually not too and to carry around. It’s lightweight around your neck and can be carried around in a bag without feeling like you’ve got a kid or tow and your back. I do lots of hiking while I’m out shooting, so this is kinda a big deal to me. I don’t want to feeling like I’m lugging around 10 tons of equipment while I’m going uphill. (and you won’t feel that way either!)
The 135mm is awesome because the focus is so dang clear! (<—yeah, I said it!) It is so crisp and sharp, you will instantly noticed a difference in the way your subjects just pop right out!
(this shot was taken with the 135mm at 2.2 1/800 and ISO100- this shot was NOT edited at all. This is SOOC!)
Kinda the opposite of what I was just sayin’, right? While your subject will stay clear and in focus, the background of your images will be creamy and blurry (if set up correctly! Unsure how? I’ve got you covered right here in 4 ways to create a blurry background) One of the best features of this lens!
Ok, so price I know is somewhat relative and this isn’t the cheapest of lenses BUT it’s not the most expensive either. If you are really looking to see a difference in your photos and have just under $1000 to invest. This one might be the one you want! Comparable to the wonderfully popular 200mm 2.0, this lens is about 6 times less in prices, but can give you similar results!
(This shot was also taken with the 135mm at 2.2 1/800 and ISO 100- this shot was edited to create and angelic painterly look. Skin and portrait work with the help of the Cozy Clicks Perfect Portrait Photoshop actions)
What lens are you using now? And what lens is next on your wish list? Let me know in a comment below!