Whether you are the wedding photographer or the client, it is important that you know and understand what tools and equipment are used in wedding photography. Why? Simple, before baking a cake you need to know the ingredients and tools to be used in order to start the cooking process and come up with an amazing cake. This is the same for wedding photography. To produce breath-taking wedding photos, one must understand what things are needed to produce these works of art. The lack of a gear completely changes the quality of the images being produced. Trashy wedding photos are what a wedding photographer and client wish to avoid. Here are some essential tools which one should look in to before deciding on wedding photography.
The most important tool for wedding photography is undoubtedly the camera.
Wedding photography can never be done without a professional camera. There is a strong emphasis on professional camera. A professional camera will always be better than a non-professional one. A DSLR camera regardless of the brand is usually what professional wedding photographers use doing wedding photography. If your wedding photograph brings a digital camera to your wedding and starts shooting with it, you will have problems. Regarding cameras, it is essential that there would be more than one professional camera for the wedding. The reason behind this? Backup. Just in case something happens to the first one, like a guest accidentally knocks it over a table or so, you have a substitute at the ready.
The next essential tool for wedding photography is related to the first one – lenses. Lenses which have different features and can capture wedding shots in different ways is a big “must have” in wedding photography. Wedding photography is all about variety in the wedding shots. No one wants to view wedding photos that almost look the same. Lenses are your saving grace in order to avoid this from happening. The magic minimum number for wedding photography is three. Example of lenses you may want to have for your wedding photography are a medium zoom lens, a telephoto lens, and a wide angle lens. Of course, you can always choose other lenses. The important thing is you have more than one so you spice up your wedding photos. In selecting lenses, consider the location and time of the wedding and review the purpose and strengths of each lens.
Tripod and lens stands
The next pair of tools you need for your wedding photography are a tripod and light stands. A tripod can be a life saver when you are shooting a wedding with very low on light. Plus, it helps you get steady shots of your subject. No one likes a shaky cam. Light stands are very important as they give you a place where you can put your speed lights. You can also adjust your lighting with these stands which are survival tools you need when trying to shoot wedding photography at night. The last vital tools you need for wedding photography are memory cards and batteries. Weddings can take up to a day to finish. In that long period of time, expect to be shooting pictures non-stop. You need sufficient memory and camera life to be able to keep up with the demand. All these tools are necessary in wedding photography. The lack of one can be the detrimental to a wedding photographer or a client.