what lens/equipment shld i use for outdoor portraits?


Apr 27, 2010
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Hi!

Wanted to take some outdoor portraits with my family at the railway station, But was wondering what lens/equipment should i use?

Wanting to do a day shot. I am very new to it.

wonder if anyone could advise me on it?

Thanks!
 

Apr 24, 2011
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35mm should be the best option... Just my opinion. :)
 

bruggink

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slrp61 said:
Hi!

Wanted to take some outdoor portraits with my family at the railway station, But was wondering what lens/equipment should i use?

Wanting to do a day shot. I am very new to it.

wonder if anyone could advise me on it?

Thanks!
50mm and above will be best.
 

akerue

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Depends on what u wanna shoot how u wanna shoot and what is composition like...

Like the other bro said 50mm and above is fine if mainly people is what u wanna take
 

Berkins

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Taking group portraits is tougher than individual, cos need to consider multiple individuals posing, lighting etc. Can read up on group portrait techniques online.

Will suggest a 35mm and 50mm. Anything more than 50mm may be challenging for family groups. Plus you will need to shoot at smaller apertures prob f4 or 5.6 and above for group portraits.
 

Octarine

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Wanted to take some outdoor portraits with my family at the railway station, But was wondering what lens/equipment should i use?
Wanting to do a day shot. I am very new to it.
wonder if anyone could advise me on it?
Your camera comes with a kit lens. There's nothing wrong with using this lens for s beginning, but keep the focal length above 30mm setting.
I don't see the point that you go and get any prime or so. Obviously you need to learn the basics still - which means a certain lens will not help you. Focus on composition, exposure, arranging people. Take care about perspective distortions at the wider focal length settings, keep the camera vertical, don't tilt.
 

Rashkae

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Just use your kit lens. Maximize the use of that, learn it's limitations and benefits.
 

Apr 27, 2010
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hmm ok,, i do have a 50m f1.8 lens..

it actually dealing with 2 children..

thanks!
 

NikF601

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Just use your kit lens. Maximize the use of that, learn it's limitations and benefits.
kit lens with 18-55 or 18-105 will cover all your photo needs... Nowadays the station is packed with public... hard for crowd control.. many strangers will be included in your photo taking..
 

daredevil123

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Had did a railway shoot recently with a 17mm..

Bro, you might want to avoid shooting at this angle in the future. The model in the picture looks totally distorted. huge feet, thick calves, small head... I am sure the model is a lot more attractive in real life.
 

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