Let me share a little story about using what you have.
When I started out, I had one camera, one lens, one speeedlight and that was it. I would go everywhere with it, from the streets of Uyo to the rural communities in ibiono. I shot everything with my 85mm ; portraits, headshots (I did not even know what it was called back then) I even attempted group shots with it lol. I shot with it until I mastered that lens. My documentary headshots today come from a place of multiple trails, failures, disappointments and getting back up. I spoke to everyone I saw and I asked them to pose for me for a photograph, some posed while others said no with no smile on their faces. That didn’t stop me from going out the next day and looking for people to photograph. Years later I now appreciate the fact that I had one lens because If I had access to other lenses, I’m sure I won’t be creating these kind of strong headshots of strangers.
Bottom line, use what you have, shoot with it, master it and you will be amazed what can be done with what you may think is a disadvantage.
I still own one lens even as I’m typing this post (smiles)
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