Fact: lots of photographers don’t know how well a focal length will work for them when it comes to portraits. But don’t worry any longer, we’ve tested a number of them on full frame cameras when it comes to portraits and we’ve got just what you need.
We’ve gone through our reviews index to round up a number of images from various focal lengths to show you how they render portraits.
Model: Clay von Carlowitz
Model: Erica Lourd
This works best with a longer dress. Higher shoulder towards the camera, grabbing said dress and pulling it out a bit. Slight S shape with the body with one hand closer into the torso
Model: Kita St. Cyr
ISO 100, 1/80th at f1.4 At f1.4, the aperture is very shallow and therefore very little will be in focus. ISO 100 was used to get the most detail since the lower the ISO is, the more details you will get and 1/80th was used to ensure stability when hand holding the lens in the cold.
Nikon 50mm f1.8
Model: Grace Morales
Fernando’s skin tone is associated with orange, his shirt is blue and the trees are green.
Model: Asta Paredes
Model: Bec Fordyce. F2.8
Model: Amanda Aiken
Rokinon 135mm f2