Why you need a prime lens

What are prime lenses? Photography by Monica Galvan.
What are prime lenses? Photography by Monica Galvan.
Photography by Monica Galvan

I’m a minimalist when it comes to photography gear. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on lenses I may never use. Instead, I believe in investing wisely and upgrading selectively.

When you’re headed for a day of shooting without much of a plan it’s hard to decide what lens or lenses to bring. Should I bring a telephoto lens so I don’t have to worry about focal length? Or should I bring my 50mm prime lense cause I know I’ll need something with better low-light flexibility? And what about those specialty lenses like Lensbaby and tilt-shift?

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Lomography Petzval 58 Art Lens (photography by Monica Galvan)

So many choices in gear. Each one creates an entirely different mood in your photography. …

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Monica Galvan

Designer + photographer living in San Francisco. I also make videos about design: https://bit.ly/MonicaOnYouTube

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