Wedding photography is a challenging genre of photography that requires a range of lenses to capture different types of shots and moments. When selecting lenses for photographing a wedding, it is important to consider the lighting conditions, the size of the wedding venue, the type of shots you want to capture, as well as your personal shooting style.
Here are some of our suggestions on the best lenses to use for capturing a wedding:
50mm Prime Lens
A 50mm prime lens is a must-have for wedding photography as it is versatile and perfect for capturing candid shots, portraits, and details. It is also great for low-light conditions and can produce a shallow depth of field for beautiful bokeh.
24-70mm Zoom Lens
A 24-70mm zoom lens is a versatile lens that covers a wide range of focal lengths and is perfect for capturing a variety of shots, from wide-angle shots of the venue to portraits of the couple and the guests. It is also great for capturing candid shots during the ceremony and reception.
70-200mm Zoom Lens
A 70-200mm zoom lens is perfect for capturing shots from a distance without compromising on image quality. It is great for capturing portraits of the couple, family, and friends, and is perfect for capturing candid shots during the ceremony and reception, but from a distance (see 85mm Prime Lens information below for the most ideal portrait lens to use).
85mm Prime Lens
An 85mm prime lens is perfect for capturing beautiful portraits with a shallow depth of field. It is great for capturing close-up shots of the couple and details such as the rings, dress, and shoes.
A macro lens is perfect for capturing close-up shots of details such as the rings, flowers, and other accessories. It is also great for capturing intricate details of the wedding cake and decorations.
When selecting lenses for wedding photography, it is important to invest in high-quality lenses that produce sharp and clear images. It is also important to consider the weight and size of the lenses, as you will be carrying them around for long periods of time. Ultimately, the lenses you choose will depend on your personal shooting style and the type of shots you want to capture, but having a variety of lenses at your disposal will give you the flexibility to capture beautiful images of the wedding day.