Start up Photographer Equipment

The most important kit in your bag would be your lenses. Starting out you want to get the best and fastest lenses you can afford. The bodies you use are of less importance as the life of a good lens is far greater than the life of the camera body you decide on. Ideally you need around three lenses, a short zoom 24-70mm f2.8, a longer zoom 70-200mm f2.8 is (image stabilized) and a 100mm 2.8 is macro. These 3 give you a nice balance between wide angle and close up for any venue. The macro is useful for detailed shots of the wedding rings and other intricate details, it isn’t however a necessity and one can easily do without it if cost is a major factor starting out.

I said bodies earlier, the explanation of this would be quite simple. Using 2 cameras, one with the short zoom and the other with the longer means you won’t be left with the wrong lens on the camera at critical times. Changing lenses takes time and much can be missed while doing so, especially during the ceremony which whizzes by in a hurry.

Also useful for darker environments would be a flash or two with plenty spare batteries.

All that would be left would be to chose a brand, do a lot of investigating on the Internet and get your equipment.


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