35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm Lens Comparison for Portrait Photography

I am really excited to bring you this instructional photography tutorial! I am demonstrating the differences between three popular fixed focal lengths: a 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. I begin with side-by-side differences with the same pose. Next we do a set of images where I use each lens how I typically would in a photoshoot. Lastly, we go indoors and use all natural window light so you can really get a feel for the proximity that comes with each focal length.

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LENSES USED:
Canon 35mm f/1.4
Canon 50mm f/1.2
Canon 85mm f/1.2

I wanted to use all Canon lenses in this tutorial. In my own collection I have a Sigma 35mm art but for sake of consistency I taught using only Canon lenses instead of a mix of brands.

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