Chapter 2. Lights, Cameras, Computers ... Action!

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

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 ...

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