7 Reasons You Should Use Longer Lenses

Here are 7 reasons why a lens with longer reach should be in your kit bag alongside the rest of your photography kit.

1. Out Of Focus Background

Telephoto lenses are useful for producing shots that have a shallow depth of field which means your backgrounds will be nicely out of focus allowing all attention to fall on your subject.


2. Capturing Portraits

Shooting portraits with longer lenses means you still fill the frame with your subject’s face without making them feel uncomfortable by invading their personal space. Longer focal lengths also give a more pleasing perspective and the good bokeh they create, as mentioned previously, helps isolate your subject so they ‘pop’ from the frame. Finally, the compression longer lenses offer, especially when you’re using a wide-ish aperture, helps flatter their features – something all subjects want.


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