While shooting our latest project “The Farmers“, we were also shooting a series of videos for the Canon Digital Learning Center focusing on the choice of lenses we used. Check out the series, “Capturing the Look: American Farmers” here. For these portraits, we used the full range of our favorite Canon lenses, each bringing its own unique look and emotion that beautifully resonated with our incredible subjects.

Here’s the rundown of videos that provide insight into best uses for each individual lens.

In EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM, Tyler shows how this landscape-friendly lens can be applicable to action or sports photography.

In EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, see how this ultra-wide zoom lens can be helpful for capturing your subject in a portrait, as well as a big portion of their background.

In EF 24mm f/4L II USM, see why this lens is great for low-light portraiture, wide-angle photos, creating dramatic angles on portraits, and more.

In EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Tyler explains why this is his favorite lens for creating environmental portraits.

In EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, he uses this lens to capture environmental portraits of a farmer amongst trees and mountains.

In EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, understand why a lens like this with Image Stabilization can be an incredibly beneficial tool for its added flexibility.

In EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, learn how you can create beautiful environmental portraits — whether from far away or close to your subject — thanks to the wide aperture in this lens.

In EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM, see why this is one of the most versatile portrait lenses.

In TS-E 90mm f/2.8, learn more about this specialty Tilt Shift lens and how it can help you create fine art portraits.

In EF 135mm f/2L USM, find out why this lens is ideal for head and shoulder portraits.

In EF 200mm f/2L IS USM, see how longer lenses can help enhance the colors in your photos.

In Speedlite 600EX-RT System, learn how you can add richness to your photos by using a little extra light from this accessory.

In Processing and Printing, learn about the process that comes after taking a photo — post-production and printing.

 

Hopefully these videos can help you pick out the lenses that will make your shots really shine.

And don’t miss the full collection of photographs from the shoot. We’re really happy with the way they turned out!

Happy shooting!