The Best Bokeh Lens For Spiritual Photography

The Best Bokeh Lens For Spiritual Photographers

by Amanda Linette Meder


Last night, my significant other and I were talking about a trip we're planning to Massachusetts next week, and he mentioned he wouldn't be too uninterested in checking out the S.K. Pierce mansion.

If you're not familiar, the S.K. Pierce mansion is known by some as the most haunted building on the east coast, but who cares. My question for him was, "How is it going to be any different than my regular life?" because, based on everything he's told me about it, people just happen to see and hear spirit there on a regular basis.

While it sounds a lot like my every day, turns out it's closed, so we can't go. 

But we are going to need to take our camera along to shoot a few other spiritual sites while we're there. 

My current go-to lens for all spiritual photography is my Bokeh Lens, otherwise known as the Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1:4G

And today I want to share that lens with you. 

Bokeh refers to an aesthetic quality of a photograph’s out of focus area, often rendered as the bright circles and specular highlights you see in the background of a photograph's subject. It's the light that gives photos a sort of magical feel. 

50mm lens 1.4D Amazon.com

50mm lens 1.4D Amazon.com

For stunning bokeh light in any shot, getting a 50mm 1/4 lens is the best. 

Doubling as a lens great for low light photography, this lens gives you that beautiful fuzzy soft light, providing the perfect bokeh glow of your dreams, producing the kind of magic you want to imbue into artsy lifestyle shots.

It gives the photo a feeling of awe and transforms any environment into a magical space. And I can't say enough about it. 

If you're a blogger like I am, then you already know pictures are king. 

Pictures transform the image of what you do and can help bridge the gap between word and understanding. They activate the thinking mind. 

So I've switched completely over.

And when it comes to the blog, I'm all, "go Bokeh or go home."

To just show you how much of a lift this lens can give to your photos, I'd like to share some photos taken with an iPhone 6 camera compared with those taken the Bokeh Lens I have, the Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1:4G

Let's take a look:


The iPhone 6 photos vs. the Nikon 50mm 1.4D (the Bokeh Lens) photos

iphone photos left, bokeh lens photos right


iPhone 6 (Not Bokeh):

50mm 1.4D (Bokeh):

iPhone 6 (Not Bokeh):

50mm 1.4D (Bokeh):

iPhone 6 (Not Bokeh):

50mm 1.4D (Bokeh):

Check out that glow . . . on all the photos on the right. That's what I'm talking about. 

On the photos above, make note of the fuzzy, glowiness of the background of the photos on the right versus those on the left. That's beauty and the difference of Bokeh.

I take this lens everywhere I go and if you haven't got it already, I suggest. It really amps of the professionalism of all your shots and I'm hooked. I'll definitely be taking it on my trip to Massachusetts next week, haunted mansion or not. 

Nikon D5300 Amazon.com

Nikon D5300 Amazon.com

To recap: to get these shots, and all my other favorites (see my Instagram for the most recent I have) I use:

My favorite feature of using both together (the camera body + the lens) is the remote shot feature. 

The D5300 (the camera body I use) hooks up to your phone via wifi and with a Nikon app, you can set your camera down and take remote shots. So it's perfect for having both solitary moments in the woods and taking selfies with style. Bokeh city! 

Enjoy . . . and happy magic land shooting. 

Amanda Linette Meder

www.amandalinettemeder.com

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PS - the whole kit and caboodle cost me about $1500 to start. I ended up buying a whole camera kit - the basic body with a one-size-fits all lens - and I've never used the body lens, so I don't suggest getting the kit lens with your body. The 50mm 1.4 is my most used lens, along with a wildlife zoom and a wide angle that I use for travel shots. See all my camera supplies here for more. 


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Amanda Linette Meder is a spiritual writer by profession. She loves nothing more than to write about her gifts and experiences, and share what she has learned with others. Visit her website for more: www.amandalinettemeder.com.

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