Hi everyone, I have been into photography for several years, but I am fairly new to glamour photography. Thanks to a very understanding and helpful wife, I have a model willing to let me try new tips, techniques and poses, most of which I have learned from all of the helpful glamour1 members. I would sincerely like to thank all of you for your willingness to share tips and techniques, especially with us new guys. I have spent alot of time with my wife in front of the lens trying to hone my techniques and model communication, and I will be attending Rolando's Atlanta workshop in October. Hopefully after that I will feel confident enough to take the next step and start working with models besides my terrific wife. Unfortunately, she is too shy to let me post her picture here or anywhere.
I recently purchased my first digital camera, a Canon EOS 30D which I absolutely love. I am now looking to purchase a really good but versatile lens, if possible, to use primarily for glamour photography including headshots, fashion, nude, indoors and out. I am leaning towards the Canon L series, but I'm not opposed to other suggestions. I understand this is probably asking too much, and will more than likely require more than one lens. I just thought I'd throw it out and see if any of you using a Canon 30D or other 1.6x model could tell me what your favorite and most versatile high end lens for glamour photography is. Or what you feel the ideal first purchase would be.
I apologize for the long post, and if any of you made it this far, Thank You for your time. I look forward to hearing your suggestions and hopefully meeting some of you in Atlanta in October.