What focal length lens to use for a flattering portrait shot?
The conventional wisdom seems to suggest that 50mm is ideal on a full frame camera. Personally I prefer somewhere between 70mm and 100mm. I recently came across a comparison done across a wide range of focal lengths on Stephen Eastwood’s website. I won’t plagiarise his page here but encourage you to look at the photo below and to read the article on his website.
I hope this gives you something to think about and to try next time that you have to take a portrait shot.
Whilst you are at it have a look at Stephen’s main website he is an excellent portrait photographer in my opinion