Tech Tuesday: Canon 85mm f1.2

Today will be the first of many Tech topics that I will be discussing. We've been thinking a lot about how we can let our brides know a little bit more about our photography style. Explaining some of our equipment and why we shoot the way we do seems like a great place to start! So today we will be focusing on a lens that is one of our favorite's to use and I'll show you why. I've decided to go with the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. This lens is what is called a prime lens, it does not zoom, but the clarity and color of the final product is beautiful. The f1.2 in the description of the lens means that you can shoot in low light situations without using a flash. It also means that the depth of field achieved in an image can be very narrow. A narrow focus allows us to concentrate on a single person or thing in an image. This helps us to point out what is most important in our image, it draws attention to our main subject.

In the images below you will clearly see what we want you to focus on (no pun intended) first in our image. With the close up shots directly below, we wanted you to see the details of the wedding. The gorgeous wedding bouquet and the watch that the bride gifted to her groom. When you see the images, you won't be able to tell what exactly is in the background, it's all about the details.

The final images are a bit drawn back, they focus on the couple and their love for one another, but also the style they chose for their wedding. In this instance it was the classic suit and white wedding gown. In the last image it shows the beauty of the brides and the peace that she feels after her vows.

If any of these images had been shot with a wide zoom lens you would not get the focus fall off in the background, which would draw more attention to the scene as opposed to the couple. There are times during the wedding day that we want to capture the entire scene, but for these shots we didn't want the background to be a distraction. For example, each one of these shots was taken in the middle of the street with cars all around the couple. There's only one where you can make out the cars, but they don't distract from what we want you to see.

Happy Tech Tuesday,  if you have any questions about anything in this post or any other post, make be sure to leave a comment and we will make sure to address it! Thanks for following us!

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