Garden Tuesday St. Therese and the Lens Lesson

St. Therese 50mm

I thought I would use St. Therese to give you a little focal length lesson.  I took all of the photos standing at about the same spot.  This first photo shows St. Therese with a 50 mm lens.  You can see a fairly good size portion of my yard and the background, while blurred a bit, is still pretty busy.

St. Therese 70mm

Here she is at 70mm.  Notice that less of the yard is shown, she is starting to stand out from the background and the background is a little more compressed and blurry.

St. Therese at 102mm

Here she is at 102mm.  She is really starting to stand out from the background and the background is looking more attractive. 

St. Therese at 135mm

Canon makes a very popular 135 mm lens:  Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens .  You can see why.  She is separated from her background and the background is soft and lovely.  135 is a very nice focal length.

St. Therese at 200mm

But if St. Therese had hired me to do her portraits, 200mm is where I would be at for all of her close ups.  I use my Canon EF 70-200mm for most of my portrait sessions.  At 200, she is the center of attention, very nicely separated from her background and the background is soft and lovely. 

I would like to thank St. Therese for being my model today, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief and not very technical review of different focal lengths!

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