I work for a small-scale beauty brand, we have a tight budget but so far have been working with a kit lens (Canon 70D). We want to be able to shoot tight beauty shots (which include close up portraits) and texture photography.
What we have managed to shoot with Kit Lens:
Most importantly, I would like to take detailed close up shots of the product + faces. We shoot mostly in natural light.
Currently, I managed to shoot this portrait on a kit lens (frustrating lens for beauty shots):
But I'd like to achieve this finish (I understand a lot of retouching is involved):
I've been told to invest in the 100mm but I'm hesitant - will we be too limited? Is there any other lens that allows us to take beautiful close ups and slightly wider angle shots as well.
- Please share your suggestions keeping in mind natural light shooting, versatility, and the Canon 70D + 700D. (+limited budget!)
-I'm also trying to start a studio for content creation for beauty + lifestyle brands - so I will be shooting alot of textures + swatches, hand shots, beauty shots, lifestyle flat lays, sink shots etc. What lens would you recommend?
Portrait lenses are called portrait lenses for a reason, man.
What's that comment mean exactly? This is a 4 yr old thread, and the last reply came from someone with a lifetime of expert photographic experience.
What "portrait lens" might you recommend for a 70D? Its a Rebel (APS-C) remember.
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You can use any good-quality portrait lens to take pictures of models. Get the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Canon. I've been using one of those for a few years now. I think it's great for studio and even outdoor work. Many models say they are comfortable when I look at them through the lens. But if you need portrait photography for small subjects on a table or for a nail salon, get the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. It's a great option for such purposes. I recently helped my girlfriend photograph her models' hands. She had completed nail tech classes at beauty college. And she urgently needed pictures for her portfolio to get hired at a prestigious urban beauty salon. So I helped her create her portfolio.
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