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Two reasons that jumps right out at me are size and weight. A 70-200 is pretty big, especially with a hood. To a new model, I bet it's downright intimidating. Hold that 70-200 for long, and you'll start to feel it in your hand and wrist, too. An 85mm easily solves both of those problems, assuming you want to shoot at 85.


The short answer is yes, the long answer is depends. The background Are you shooting full body? It is a little more difficult to make a smooth background. Do you have enough space between your background to the subject? If you have considerable space you can put more power to the background light or use a big difused light. Does the background light has ...


Use Virtual Lighting Studio to simulate the result of your lighting setup. There are lots of other applications which do the same think. I use set.a.light 3D STUDIO good shooting.


Primes nearly always outperform zooms for distortion and sharpness at a given focal point as their construction is generally simpler with fewer optical elements in the light path. Zooms are, by nature, compromised as they have to be able to provide different focal lengths with as low distortion as possible, and this entails some fairly complex optical ...


This is another of those cases where the real answer is a lot more complicated than telling you a lens to buy. Fashion photography in particular is very strongly about staging. Even if you're using natural light, you will need to learn to understand and control that light. For many beginners, bad experience with cheap on-camera flash drives an aversion to ...


A "cookie-cutter" lens for beginning would be a 35/1.8 in my opinion. It is not really expensive and it is more versatile than a 50 mm lens on an APS-C sensor. Once you are comfortable, I'd say you should buy a zoom lens, in order to have more possibilities with the background of the model.


In addition to what Caleb said, the picture isn't sharp enough. If you magnify it to see the texture, you'll see that the details at that level start to become unsharp. So, you do need to make sure the focus is very precise. Also, what you can always do is to amplify the Fourier components corresponding to the small details that you want to make visible ...

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