Top photography tip – restrict yourself to one focal length
Zoom lenses offer convenience but they sometimes make the photography process a little too straightforward!
We live in an age of zoom lenses, which offer considerable convenience, allowing you to capture a range of different perspectives with a simple twist of the zoom ring.
The downside? Well, just like having access to thousands of songs on Spotify can prevent you from listening properly to individual tracks or full albums and really appreciating them, zoom lenses can stop you from exploring the potential of a specific focal length.
The result is that, when it’s all too easy to simply adjust the focal length without even changing lenses, you can actually end up missing things.
Why not try restricting yourself to just one focal length by using a classic prime lens like a 50mm f1.8? If you don’t own a prime lens, you can still experiment with this exercise – it will just require a little bit more self-discipline to leave your lens at a specific setting and resist adjusting it.
Give it a go!