Especially when you are not willing or able to break the bank, but still want to get some good bang for your bucks.
The plastic fantastic 50mm 1.8 by Canon and Nikon are the lenses to choose. There are still photographers out there telling you that you shouldn’t use your 50 mm for portraits and go for the more expensive primes instead.
In my opinion you can’t compare those lenses just like that because it’s quite a difference if you spend $100,- or $2.000,- , isn’t it?
Anyway, have fun shooting. This is the most important part.
Before I forget, for the image above I used a texture to give the image the look. You may like it or not, textures are fun to take and fun to use. Try it out.