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Getting the right photography lens is always important, and if you’re going to be renting out a studio then it’s important to ensure that you bring the right equipment for the job. That being said, some photography lenses are more appropriate for studio use than others. If you’re only familiar with outdoor shooting, then you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll be going over the basics of which photography lenses work best inside a studio and how you can make the most of the studio space.
First things first, let’s take a look at some of the most common photography lenses and why you’d want to use them in the studio.
Now, the obvious place to start is with the zoom lens. The zoom lens is one of the first lenses any budding photographer will add to their collection and it’s also one of the most versatile tools you can have. While zoom lenses are incredibly useful for focusing on far-away objects, they can also be used to give higher detail on close-up objects. If you want to quickly adjust the size and focus of your subject, then the zoom lens is a necessity.
If you’re wanting to shoot portraits, then you’ll want to get your hands on a telephoto lens. These are ideal for indoor shoots because of the way they compress the image, giving you a shallow depth of field and a flattened look. This is perfect if you want to give a clear focus to the primary element in a scene.
When working in a larger studio space, then a wide-angle lens might also come in handy. Wide-angle lenses are fantastic for shooting inside large rooms as they can show a huge space in one image while still giving a dramatic sense of scale. If you’re the type of photographer who constructs dramatic scenes, then this is the perfect lens for you.
It’s worth noting that the lens certainly isn’t the only element that will influence your shoot. Lighting, in particular, is very important in photography, and one of the main advantages of using an indoor space is that you have better control over the lighting. By using quality equipment, and understanding how your lighting and your lenses will interact, you can construct some truly incredible scenes.
All in all, while some photography lenses are far better than others for a studio environment, your decision should also be informed by the specifics of your subject matter and the requirements of the shoot. Ultimately, to best capture your artistic intent you’ll need to understand how all of these elements blend together to create a visually stimulating end result.