Lenara Choudhury: A Natural Approach with the Petzval 85 Art Lens

Freelance photographer Lenara Choudhury takes a clean and simple approach to her portraits and fashion photographs. Her work is bold, striking and uncluttered. We lent her a Petzval 85 Art Lens to test out.

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into photography?

I’m a London based fashion and portrait photographer. My interest in photography started when I was in college, It was for me a way to keep memories of my travels, friends and family. Soon after college, I moved from my hometown (Southampton) to study Business at a London University, but I soon realised it wasn’t for me and that’s when I gave photography a go and haven’t looked back.

How was it shooting with the Petzval 85 Art Lens?

I loved it, it was easy to use with my Canon 5D - the bokeh effect is the dream and It’s perfect for shooting in natural light.

In your opinion, what makes the perfect portrait?

Connection and personality – I find it hard to create if there’s no connection with my subjects.

Have you had any difficult or challenging situations throughout your photography career?

I’ve had many difficult situations/challenges but I think it’s a huge part of growing as a creative.

What piece of advice would you give to someone who wants to become a professional photographer?

Be yourself and don’t take rejection personally, instead be constructive about it and yes I know easy said than done but it does work. It’s important to get out there, network and be a little silly with it. A bad joke or an awkward conversation with a stranger in the industry doesn’t do anyone any harm… You never know it might land you a few jobs along the way! Oh and most importantly remember be nice and always be willing to learn.

To see more of Lenara's work visit lenarachoudhury.co.uk or follw her on Instagram LENARACHOUDHURY

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New Petzval 85 Art Lens

New Petzval 85 Art Lens

Photos shot with a New Petzval 85mm lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect.

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