Jasmine Star on the Best Lenses and Cameras for Wedding Photography
Excerpt from by blog.creativelive.com
As one of the top wedding photographers in the world, Jasmine Star knows the importance of using prime lenses and cameras for her work. While some lenses can handle every aspect of a shoot, a wedding photographer can really capture the special day with the best camera and lens choice for wedding photography, specific to each type of shot.
While Jasmine primarily shoots on Canon, we have highlighted the Nikon equivalent for each selection (for us Nikon folks out there).
Here are a few lenses Jasmine Star carries with her when shooting weddings that she considers a must-have to capture great image quality on the couple’s wedding day.
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The Best Lenses for Wedding Photography
50mm f/1.2 – 1.4
Jasmine’s go-to lens, the Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens gives her the versatility she needs to shoot in a wide variety of conditions. She takes this lens with her everywhere, whether shooting weddings or personal purposes. The f/1.2 and Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lenses are designed to capture crystal-clear pictures regardless of the lighting, allowing for high-quality shots in low-lighting conditions without a flash.
Second on Jasmine’s list of favorite lenses is the Canon 35mm f/1.4, an L-series professional lens with an aspherical element. Jasmine was late to discover this lens, only adding it to her collection a few years ago. As a lifestyle and wedding photographer, Jasmine has found that she tends to shoot depth so doesn’t need a wide angle lens as frequently. While other L-series lenses excel at capturing width, the 35 lens measures closely to what the eye naturally sees, from periphery to periphery. The Nikon equivalent 35mm f/1.4 is a comparably exceptional low-light lens that is perfect for capturing the subtleties in portrait photography. She finds this is an ideal portrait lens and great for shooting couples’ portraits and landscape pictures.
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