Proper Lens Selection for Storytelling

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Today’s feature is from .

Jean says:

“They are just those types of people, you know? The type who show up with awesome clothing, awesome props, and are willing to do whatever you tell them. We shot this at their lake, in their favorite spots, which made it so special and fun to shoot.”

Jean’s Photography Tip:

For me, a big trick in shooting lifestyle family sessions is using a variety of lens focal lengths and subject-to-camera distances. Typically, a wider angle lens is more storytelling (24-35mm), and 24mm just happens to be my favorite focal length.

So I shot much of the session at that focal length. I also tell a story and get a wide variety of images by starting out far (by either using a wide angle lens or walking away), and then moving closer to my subjects, and then closer again (again, by using either a telephoto lens, or walking to them).

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Jean used a Nikon D700 and Nikon D3S with a Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 lens, a Nikon 85mm 1.8 lens, and a Nikon 45mm Tilt shift lens to capture these images.

Jean Smith is a Chicago, IL and Michigan Wedding and Portrait photographer.


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