Chapter 2. Lights, Cameras, Computers ... Action!
There's an old saying, "Cameras don't take pictures; people do." It's true. However, you still need a good camera system, lighting gear, photo accessories and a computer to not only take pictures, but also to deliver photographs to your clients. In this chapter you'll find my gear recommendations—from start to finish—for a serious wedding photographer.
Digital SLR Choices
There are a lot of digital SLRs out there that can help you capture a wedding in fine detail. However, not all Digital SLRs are created equal. Here are some things to consider when choosing a system:
Sensor Size: By choosing full-frame, you can take full advantage of wide-angle lenses. Going with options that are smaller than full-frame means that your wide-angle lenses will record a narrower field of view.
Accessories: Add-ons such as a battery pack/ grip (shown on the camera on the right) offers increased battery power that can save you from missing shots due to a battery change.
Frames per Second: Be sure that the system you choose gives you a high number of frames per second (from 3 to 10, depending on the camera). This will help you avoid missing important action shots, such as the bride and groom running out of the church.
Maximum Number of Frames per Second and Burst ...