Chapter 2: Getting the Most Out of Your Gear
One of the most common questions you will ask yourself when you are deciding whether to get into wedding photography is, “What gear do I need to purchase to get started?” Obviously, you need basic tools such as a camera and a lens to make photographs. But can any camera and lens work or do you need special equipment to get the job done? With so many brands, options, and choices available, it can be overwhelming to decide what gear to buy. The answer to that question lies in your dedication to wedding photography and whether it is a full-time career or a weekend or part-time job. My wedding photography gear, shown in Figure 2-1, might seem like a lot to some but will look sparse to others. As with most tools, there are differences in price and capability, and the final decision on what gear to use should be something you are comfortable with. As you grow as a photographer, you will add new gear and sell or retire old gear. It pays to be familiar with the advances in the system you use, be it Canon, Nikon, or another camera manufacturer.
ABOUT THIS PHOTO Cameras, lenses, flash units, batteries, and radio triggers are all part of my wedding photography gear.
There are a great many cameras on the market and it seems like ...