***A look at some of the pros and cons of prime vs zoom lens and how to make a decision about what’s right for you and your wedding photography business.***
It’s one of the biggest debates when it comes to wedding photography gear – should you shoot with prime or zoom lenses?
The simple answer is, why not use both!
But in this video, we’ll delve a little deeper to look at the pros and cons of the prime vs zoom lens debate and how to make a decision about which one is right for you and your wedding photography business.
I’ll share with you three things you should take into account when deciding which lenses to add to your equipment list. Firstly, what is your style of photography? Are you into natural lighting or prefer a more dramatic, editorial look? Secondly, which photos do you prefer to shoot on the wedding day – candids, portraits or details
And lastly, what type of weddings do you tend to capture? Are they action-packed multicultural weddings where there’s no downtime or more intimate, laid-back weddings?
Each of these three criteria will help to determine whether prime or zoom lenses are right for you. Depending on your answers to these questions (and what couples are hiring you for), you can determine the importance of having varied focal lengths and different apertures that allow you to capture the style of weddings and photographs that you want.
When it comes to the pros and cons of prime vs zoom lenses, does the ability to have variable focal lengths on a zoom lens (and not needing to constantly change lenses throughout the day) outweigh the sharper colors, low light performance and lighter weight of a prime lens?
I’ll also share with you how using prime lenses helped me to discover my own creative flair, which I later applied to using zoom lenses.
At the end of the day, it’s about finding the balance of things that work for you and there’s nothing wrong with having the best of both worlds.
Personally, I prefer the flexibility of working with zooms for catching the fast-paced weddings I often shoot but also love to have primes on hand to capture those gorgeous details shots and bridal portraits.
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