The Best Lenses for Weddings & Portraits [PS 4]

Erica, Darin, & Nick gather to discuss the best for portraiture, weddings, & life events.  Tips on essential gear & things to leave at home when shooting weddings & portraits.  Q&A with two readers of the Improve Photography website.

What's in this episode:

  • Our favorite lenses for shooting portraits!
  • Best lenses for wedding receptions & events!
  • If forced to work with only one lens, which one would Nick, Erica, & Darin keep? – The why behind the decision.
  • Three lessons learned by Darin, Erica, & Nick.
  • YN-560ii's explode?! – Maybe it is time to move on to the YN-560ii or YN-568EX.
  • How a creepy mannequin head can help sharpen your focus skills & help you learn more about lighting.
  • Lessons learned from other photographers.
  • How to remove stretch marks in a portrait.
  • Benefits & Drawbacks of on-camera flash.

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4 thoughts on “The Best Lenses for Weddings & Portraits [PS 4]”

  1. Hi Erica (spelled correctly!) How would the Ice Light work on newborns? I wonder with their thin and often orange tinged (jaundice) skin, if this light help or hinder? I hate showing up at a family’s house to find that they don’t have much light in their home!

    Thank you!

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