Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens
“It suits my style as I can get tight, striking compositions, and the telephoto focal lengths enhance the shallow depth of field when using wide apertures to further blur backgrounds. I use f/2.8 for arty shots, but generally keep it on f/5.6 as otherwise half the face could appear out of focus,” says Annabel.
“As I only shoot using natural light, I sometimes need to bounce light back onto people to lighten their faces and to fill in the shadows. I carry a portable reflector that can be collapsed down easily, and is double-sided, with gold for warming up people’s faces and white to bounce a natural light onto them,” says Annabel.
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