This shoot gave me a chance to try out one of my favourite lenses again, this is the one lens I recommend to anyone who has recently got a SLR, a 50mm prime lens.
This one is a relatively cheap as chips, it’s the Canon 50mm f1.8 II Lens. You can pick one up new for £90 if you look around. On a small sensor camera it would become a 80mm lens which is perfect for portraits.
You can see below that I didn’t go as wide with the aperture as I could have, but I find that this lens is a bit soft at f1.8 anyway. Here, with a dog moving about it was hard enough to focus at this aperture let alone f1.8.