You ask – I answer: My go to everyday lens

My lovely follower Allison just asked me this question and I thought some more of you might be interested in the answer 🙂

I was wondering – what lens do you usually use for your photographs? I am looking for a good “everyday” lens, like an 18 – 55mm or something that I can use for photographing everyday life. Do you have a lens that you would recommend?


My absolute go to lens is my 24-75mm 2.8 Tamron. I just love that thing! It covers everything from wide angle to macro and with an apperture of 2.8 you get the most beautiful bokeh. Its also pin sharp and delivers great colors. I know, I know it’s not Canon but hey it’s super budget friendly and does the job pretty damn good! Most of my Portrait sessions are shot with this gem and so is most of my other work.

So again my favorite combination at the moment is my Canon 5d Mark I with the Tamron 24-75mm 2.8.

I hope that helped you out Allison. Feel free to ask me anything you like. 🙂

Studio Portrait without a Studio – Selfportait

Long story short I bought a new Lipstick on the weekend and I loooove the color. It’s a Maybelline New York 24h ( and boy it sticks forever!)

So of course being all girly I wanted a new picture with it.  Just like in my earlier self portrait found here I used the white side of my reflector as a backdrop.

Right in front of me was a big window so I had a lot of natural light. I used my Canon 5d Mark I with my Tamron 24-75mm at around 50mm with f/4 and 1/100. I think ISO was around 1250 because it wasn’t that bright today.

I really like how it turned out but it’s pretty hard to handheld and make it look like it’s not. I’m considering buying a wireless shutter remote control. Suggestions anyone?

I tried different outfits and positions but in the end I decided that less is more. I couldn’t resist but goof around at the end after all that posing, it was necessary. Love to hear your opinion 🙂