The Best Portrait Lens

It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to capture beautiful portraits.


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I get asked a lot what gear I use to photograph my portraits. Before I answer the question, it’s so important to remember that

you can shoot an AMAZING photograph with any camera.. any camera!

However, certain cameras will make it easier and allow you to add more customizations.

When I started photography a decade ago, I realized that I was naturally zooming in and loved getting tight shots on people’s faces + emotions. Not to mention my long heavy lens was not easy to trek around with - especially when traveling. I wanted a discreet camera that didn’t scare people away.

When I first started out I spent most of my money buying the Canon body so I wanted to find a lens that didn’t break the bank but capture those beautiful portrait shots that I was working so hard to photograph.



I swear by my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 .

To this day I still travel with my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 - and guess what? It’s only $115 USD - which is pretty amazing considering my other lenses cost 10x more! And the best part? They do exactly what I want!

All the photographs you see are shot with this beauty —> Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 !

Thanks friends, happy shooting!