I have started shooting portraits. I like it. I like the gratification I get from my subjects. My I have soooo much to learn.
I know that gears do not make the photographer. A photographer friend of mind wrote recently on his Facebook wall: “It’s not in the bow and arrow as much as it is with the archer behind it!”.
I totally agree.
I started this thread on DPreview.com to gather some advice from the community.
A few things that I have learned so far:
One thing I have learned from your wise words:
- Portraiture is a field in itself and many lenses will do depending on what I really want to do. It’s like I always say to my clients at work: “Do not tell me what solution you want, tell me what your business problem is”.
- It also depends where you shoot: for me, my “studio” is my living room and space is tight. So maybe, I should go for something wide like 50mm, not the 85mm many on DPreview.com suggest.
- The 24-70 f/2.8 is pricey, I knew that. A user suggested the Nikon AF 35-70mm f2.8, which is very interesting.
Next shoot is not anytime soon, so I do have time to think about this…