Friday Five Favs

Welcome to D. Marie’s Corner. My new and improved blog spot. I have missed you all and I want to reconnect with you. My little corner is not limited to just photography. There is lots to talk about. I will be sharing behind the scenes from some of my photo sessions. Product reviews and how-to’s. Random trivia and fun facts. I may even share a cooking tutorial or two. (Ya’ll know I channel my inner Iron Chef.) Whatever the topic let’s have some fun.

So to kick things off I am starting with, you guessed it. The “Friday Five Favs” is back! This one is for my photographers.

My five favorite lenses. (In no particular order)

1.  Canon 70-200mm F/2.8


One of the most versatile lenses. A telephoto lens that can be used for a variety of subjects ranging from portraiture to sports.
This has been my go-to lens for a lot of my portrait sessions and great for headshots. It’s also my best friend during NY Fashion Week shooting runway shows.


2.  Sigma 105mm F/1.4 ART

Also known as “The BOKEH Master”. This prime lens can be used for portraiture. If you are looking for a lens to completely blur a background and isolate your subject, this is the lens for you. Just know you better step up your gym game. This lens is not light. I shoot with a Canon 5D MKiv and with this lens attached whoa Nelly!


3.  Sigma 35mm F/1.4 ART

A great wide angle lens. At F/1.4 you can achieve a shallow depth of field while capturing a wide range of your background. My only con would be if you are too close to your subject you may get some distortion. Other than that this is a great lens to have in your kit.


4.  Sigma 85 F/1.4 ART

In my opinion, the best overall portrait lens ever. Well lookie here. What lens do you see on my camera in my profile image. Hmmm, looks like a Sigma 85mm. Great for low-light conditions and a love for many of the “Bokeh” shooters.


5.  Canon 100mm F/2.8 Macro

This lens I do not own YET! But hope too in the near future. This prime lens is a must have for detail work. Great for beauty and product photography. A favorite amongst wedding photographers for capturing those awesome ring shots.


Thanks for checking out this week’s Friday Five Favs.

Let me know in the comments what your Five Favs are.

Until next week, remember whatever you do BE BIG IN IT!


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