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Does the Size of Your Lens Matter?

With photography, there is a limit to the size of the lens that can fit inside a camera, but it is not always possible to stand close enough to a subject to capture it in enough detail without having sufficient lens capabilities. On this basis, the size of a lens does matter, and where a separate lens can be fitted, it should.

So, this article will examine the different separate lenses that are available for 35mm SLR cameras or DSLR cameras, that rely on separate lenses to bring subjects closer.



The standard lens for a 35mm camera is 50mm. That is for a 35mm camera with a diagonal of 43mm. Focal lenses that vary between 40 and 58mm are also considered to be normal lenses by definition. When comparing a 35mm lens with a 50mm one it can be said that the 35mm lens will serve you better if you are working within a tight space and wish to capture more of your scene in a single shot. A 50mm lens is a better option if you would rather go for a greater focal length.



A telephoto lens will allow you to capture what is too far away for you to get close to. This can be useful when photographing wildlife, where your subject would feel wary of your presence. You want your photograph to be as close as possible to show off the animal to its best but, at the same time, you do not want to spook the animals or put yourself in any danger from them. The kinds of photographs that you see used on wildlife calendars have been taken using these kinds of lenses. How else would someone sensibly get so close to a tiger in its natural environment?



A zoom lens differs from a telephoto lens in that it has a variable focal length that will typically range from wide to long. Many professional photographers specializing in photographing sports will have long lenses that are also capable of wide-angle photography, to capture as much of the action as possible. They may want to, for instance, capture the action of more than one player in a single shot. That way, the action they are shooting makes more sense to the person ultimately viewing the photograph on the back page of a newspaper. Interestingly, many people will read a newspaper backwards to check out the sports pages first. Where there are crowds, you will want to position your lens through them or above their heads, but the distance you are away from action might not be so important if you have a zoom lens fitted to your camera. Although, having said that, photographers do tend to get the front seats at sporting events. Lenses are, after all, only capable of so much. To hold a long and heavy lens still for any length of time is no mean feat. This is why you will see professional photographers stabilize their cameras on tripods or flat surfaces. The swivel action that tripods offer will allow a photographer to tilt the camera up, down, left, or right, and quickly.


In conclusion, as with most things, size does matter when it comes to the lenses used in photography. This is where the stand-alone camera has the edge over the mobile phone. Your phone might be good for quickly capturing a shot, and for its portability, but a camera capable of having a long and separate lens fitted to it will always obtain better quality distant shots. Artificial zooms or zoom effects applied later are not the same as a proper optical zoom that allows for a photograph to be blown up to a larger scale and be as clear in poster size as it was as a 6” x 4” photograph, whether that be digitally or in print.

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Tips for Shooting Family Photography Portraits

Just as the weather is starting to get warm, families are getting ready to make that trip to the beach, and the kids are starting to wear shorts and tank tops again. School is about to be out for the summer. This means that family photos are on the top of every parent’s to-do list. Whether you’re looking to get an updated headshot for your new job or to commemorate the last few months of school with photos of the whole family, it can be tough to take snapshots that you’ll be proud to display on your mantle for years to come.

There’s nothing like a family photo to capture the love and bond within a family. But a great family portrait doesn’t just happen. While technology has made it much easier to take pictures, it’s also made it a lot harder to take good pictures. Fortunately, with a little thought, it’s possible to capture images that are sure to impress. It takes careful coordination and lots of tips and tricks to get the perfect photo. So, what are the secrets to taking amazing family photography portraits?

Everyone, say Cheese!

Well, it’s not always easy to get a family portrait that is full of smiles. Each family has its quirks and preferences, and it can be hard to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time. The key is to plan and come up with some strategies that will help you get great family portraits. Read below for some tips.

Here are a few tips that can help you take some great family photography portraits:

Who will take the picture?

If you’re a parent, you may have the time and the patience, but not every parent is comfortable wielding a camera and snapping away in front of a group of squirmy kids. However, if you’re a grandparent, you’re an obvious choice, as you won’t mind spending time with the children, and the kids will feel comfortable with you. Or get someone else, a family friend, to snap the shot and make sure everyone is looking into the camera. You can also consider getting the help of a professional photographer near you.

Take shots of the entire family or group at the same time

You may be tempted to snap a picture of your kids as they are running around outside or your spouse as he or she is working in the garden. But you’ll get a better picture if you focus on the family as a whole.

Choose your location

Portraits can be taken at home, in a studio, or on location. As a family photographer, you can take great family portraits by just following these guidelines. It’s always easier to take photos of kids when they are just done playing and are clean and dressed, but it’s even easier if you have a special location set up for the photos. For example, set up a tent, or a canopy, or a blanket in the yard. If you’re looking for a good place for your portraits, parks, and beaches, are good locations, especially at sunset. You can also use your own home, porch/patio, or backyard. If you still have family members living at home, that’s a great place to take your portraits, too.

Work on the right lighting

Fill up your yard with sunlight by taking the pictures early in the day or late in the afternoon. If you live in an area that has a lot of overcast days, either bring an assistant to hold up a large reflector to add more light or set up in a well-lit place.

Keep it simple

Keep your settings simple to avoid too much clutter in your photos. You’ll want to give each of your subjects equal weight in the picture. If you want a large group shot, try taking the picture from above to minimize the size of the people in the picture. If you’re going to take the picture from an angle, try to stand on a chair or something so you can see everyone’s face.

Family photography portraits are a great way to capture your family’s personality and preserve your memories for years to come. If you have a camera, you can take portraits of your family. But to get those shots that will bring tears to your eyes, you’ll need to think outside the box. Whether you have been taking photos as part of your profession or for your safekeeping of precious moments, there is nothing wrong with being creative.

Make it a fun experience for everyone because the best family photography portraits capture true expressions and emotions.

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Aspiring photographers looking to become great photographers often ask themselves what they can do to improve their skills, and this is a great question. The truth is that there is no one simple answer. If you ask 10 different photographers how to become a great photographer, I promise you that you will get 10 different answers. Some will say to photograph as many subjects as you can. Others will argue that you should stick to one subject. Some will say to take pictures of everything, and others will promote taking pictures of nothing in particular. Some will say to shoot in the middle of the day, and others will say to shoot at night.

Let’s be honest: learning how to take better photos can be tough. There are millions of different opinions out there about what makes a great photo and what doesn’t. But it turns out that there are a few tried-and-tested pieces of advice that are nearly always relevant to the art of photography.

Getting There…

There is no specific formula for success or output that makes someone automatically “a great photographer.” Indeed, what makes one photographer great is not what makes all photographers great, even within the same genre. An excellent portrait photographer, for example, may never be able to create a compelling landscape photo, despite being an excellent photographer.

While the formula to becoming greatness is unknown, the following tidbits might help us get to the path of success:

Learn the Basics

No one expects a beginner to be a great photographer. But, the smart photographer will understand that it’s important to learn the basics of the craft, and they’ll put in the effort to improve their skills. It’s important to have some skills in photography, but you will not become a great photographer overnight. To become a great photographer, you need to learn the basics – like how to hold the camera properly and how to use the different settings – and work hard to improve your craft.

While anyone can pick up a camera and push a button, some things need to be taken into consideration to produce high-quality photographs. There’s a lot of trial and error involved with learning how to take great pictures, but one can certainly take photographs that look professional regardless of experience. Some of the most important things you need to consider are the aperture, the shutter speed, and the ISO.

Learn From the Experience

A great photographer knows what makes good photography. They know to get close, not to cut off heads and limbs. A great photographer knows that it is okay to make mistakes. They will learn from them. There is no set way to become a great photographer, but there is a set way to try.

Put It Into Practice

Few professions are as competitive as photography, but with all the information available on the internet, it seems there are more people than ever before shooting professional quality work on the side. So how do you stand out from the crowd? The best way to accomplish this is to learn the techniques of photography and then put these techniques into practice.

It can be challenging to produce a quality photograph, particularly with the ease of access to digital cameras and image editing software. It is important to remember that a photograph is not merely an image but also a representation of a particular moment in time. It is also important to realize that there is no correct answer when it comes to creating a quality photograph, but there is certainly a ‘correct’ way of creating a photograph that will be successful in terms of your own goals.

Is Photography For Me?

Are you considering getting into photography, but not sure if it’s really for you? Before you jump into the exciting (but expensive) world of photography, there are a few things you should know to help you determine if it’s for you. First, do you have the time to devote to it? Some people think they can fit a photography hobby into their lives, but often the time involved proves to be too much. It’s best to make sure you have a few hours to devote to this hobby regularly before you take the plunge.

Becoming a great photographer is a never-ending process. You learn something new every day, and with each new thing you learn, you add new techniques to your arsenal. All of these techniques help you create better photos. The better your photos, the more the people around you look up to you, and the more opportunities come your way. All you have to do is keep learning and working hard. Good luck!