Choose a Lens That Meets Personal Needs and Goals

It seems like common sense, but choosing the right camera gear for our photography can get a little difficult, whether we’re just starting out or more experienced.

It’s easy to get caught up with what we see online and what other photographers can’t stop talking about.


Knowing our current gear, and our needs, preferences, and shooting goals is a must!

An 11mm f/2.8 lens used for astro photography isn’t going to give us the same look as an 80mm f/1.8 portrait lens.


That doesn’t mean we can’t experiment and mix it up, but getting to know our photography equipment and what’s available can help us make better buying choices!

So far, f/stop, speed, wide angle vs telephoto, and manual vs automatic focus are the aspects to focus on!

When we know our current gear and what isn’t working for us, we can hit the photography books and forums to see what kind of lenses other photographers are using that will meet our needs, preferences, and goals!

And when it comes to investing in new gear, let’s not overlook renting or buying used!


If you have any questions or suggestions for Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials Tuesday, please leave a comment or contact me!
See you next week!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’


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