50mm vs 85mm for portrait photography

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50mm vs 85mm for portrait photography

In today’s photoshoot we are comparing the 50mm vs 85mm for portrait photography. Below are the photos I took on each of the lenses to test out a few factors that are important when photographing portraits such as the compression when it comes to full body, mid body and close up shots, any distortion in extreme closeups, lens flares, CA with backlighting and harsh sunlight.

Lenses

Canon 50mm f1.2

Canon 85mm f1.2 II

Body

Canon 5D mkiv for both lenses

model madeline

makeup lidija j

This blog was put together with Narrative. I love using Narrative as part of my photoshoot culling process to see which images from a shoot I should edit and I also use it to easily & quickly be able to put together these blog posts with different layouts of images side by side. I’m really excited to say I’ve teamed up with Narrative and have a 15% discount code for you guys using the code julia15 or just clicking this link! You can download a free trial to test it out for 7 days too :)

Watch the video below to see the behind the scenes from our photoshoot as well as hearing my thoughts on both these lenses! Please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already, I upload a new video every single Wednesday.

All photos edited with my San Francisco Lightroom Preset!

All photos edited with my San Francisco Lightroom Preset!

 

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Zeiss 35mm f1.4 vs Canon 35mm f1.4 II

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Zeiss 35mm f1.4 vs Canon 35mm f1.4 II

During today’s photoshoot I really wanted to compare the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 to the Canon 35mm f1.4 II. I’ve loved using both these lenses for portrait photoshoots in the past, but wanted to do a side by side comparison to see what the similarities and differences are. Watch the video below to hear my thoughts about it all and see lots of photo examples straight out of the camera + camera settings I used. Here are some of my fav photos from the photoshoot, edited with my Disposable Film Lightroom Preset - which in case you didn’t hear is now a pack of 4 presets instead of just a single preset!

gear

Sony A7iii + Zeiss 35mm f1.4

Canon 5D mkiv + Canon 35mm f1.4 II

model @thekarinawhite

makeup @lidija.mua

video @danpodbierezki

This blog was put together with Narrative. I love using Narrative as part of my photoshoot culling process to see which images from a shoot I should edit and I also use it to easily & quickly be able to put together these blog posts with different layouts of images side by side. I’m really excited to say I’ve teamed up with Narrative and have a 15% discount code for you guys using the code julia15 or just clicking this link! You can download a free trial to test it out for 7 days too :)

Please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! I upload a new video every single Wednesday.

All photos were edited with my Disposable Film Lightroom Preset!

 

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Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 + Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 on Canon 7Dmkii

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Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 + Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 on Canon 7Dmkii

For today’s photoshoot I hired the Canon 7D mk2 and used the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 and Sigma 50-100mm f1.8 lenses for a natural light portrait session. Just in case you don’t know, Dan normally uses these lenses to film all our YouTube videos. I absolutely love the colour rendition and the sharpness of his raw video footage so I really wanted to try these 2 lenses for photos! These are my favourite photos I took on this day, I also included some before and afters so you can see what the image looks like straight out of the camera as well as how my Mountains Lightroom Preset Pack affects a photo. I love using this preset for a more green tone to my images while still retaining the contrast.

Watch the behind the scenes video below to see all my camera settings, how we took these images and also my thoughts on both these lenses. And please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already, I upload a new very every single Wednesday.

model @mahaliaceleste

makeup @lidija.mua

All photos edited with my Mountains Lightroom Preset!

All photos edited with my Mountains Lightroom Preset!

 

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