“What is the best lens for dog photography?” It’s one of the recurring questions when I speak at photographic associations meetings or conferences.
Both professional photographers and amateurs alike have a nirvana of the perfect lens, let’s help you find yours!
Photography godfather Ansel Adams coined the term, you don’t take photographs, you make them.
I think this is sometimes the point missed by photographers when focussing solely on equipment.
The first part of the quest for the best lens for dog photography has to start with knowing the type of picture we want to create, and how our equipment will react to different conditions.
When I started my photography journey, I met Grand Master Damian McGillicuddy at a Societies Roadshow in Gravesend, Kent.
Always keen to get advice from those that had walked the path, I asked Damian’s advice on getting started. Like most amateur photographers, I’d literally bought all the kit I could find on eBay and now I needed to make some money from it.
Take a photograph with every lens you own, at every aperture and learn how your equipment can change your photo.
Like a painter selects his paints and brushes with the final picture in mind, so too the photographer selects his lens and lighting to create his final picture.