Lens choice can make or break your still life photos, so think carefully about the kind of effect you want to achieve and choose your lens accordingly. The best lens for still life photography with a shallow depth of field is a lens with a fast aperture, such as f1.8. This will allow you to shoot a small portion of your image in perfect focus, and obscure the rest with an artistic blur.
On the other hand, if you want to get up close and personal with your subjects, a dedicated macro lens is your best bet. In terms of focal length, opt for a normal focal length of 50mm or longer, depending on how much space you have in your home studio.
Top Tip: While wide angle lenses are great for landscapes, they can cause distortion and so should be avoided for still life work.