What photography gear we use and why.
Welcome back to our “Hints & Tips Blog” in the latest issue, we are covering what photography gear we use and why.
You will hear some photographers say it’s not the camera gear you use that makes you a great photographer but it’s the photographer’s eye and imagination that is the key, which I 100% agree with but quality top class gear absolutely matters.
To create great work in any industry, you need the right tools for the job, Photography is no different. We all know that our iPhones and digital cameras take amazing photos, but in our opinion, they do have their limitations, same goes for when professional photographers use consumer-grade cameras and glass (that’s what we call lenses in the business) again they all have their limitations.
Pro gear is designed to last, remember wedding photographers can easily take 3000 – 5000 images per wedding, so in just one year we can easily capture over half a million photos, now that’s a lot of clicks of the button!
So when booking your photographers make sure they have the right equipment. In the summer months in Cyprus, it gets very hot and dusty, and their gear should be capable to withstand the heat and environmental conditions. This is one reason why the right gear matters.
You will find some photographers only like to work with one camera and lens but most of us professionals choose to work with 2 cameras. We choose 2 purely for a couple of reasons, we can switch from one camera to the other as we will also have different lenses on both, so depending on what we are capturing we are ready for the action.
And one of the most important reasons why we have 2 cameras is if one of our cameras developed a fault, got damaged or just overheats in the 40-degree heat during your wedding, then you can relax knowing that we are still able to carry out our duties. So it’s important to ask your photographers what equipment they use and do they have a backup camera body, lenses, and lighting equipment.
If the answer is NO to back up equipment then think twice about booking them, do you want to get halfway through your wedding for them to only say they have a problem and can’t continue to capture your big day?
What gear do we use?
I have to admit we are gear geeks, we do like to work with quality equipment that will enhance our style and creativity, for us megapixels are not a major selling point but having cameras that have amazing focusing systems, low light capabilities, speed, great built quality and ease of use are important and that the colours the camera captures match our style, that’s why we chose Canon professional-grade camera’s.
In our arsenal of cameras we currently have:
2 x Canon R6 cameras
3 x Canon 5d IV cameras
1 x Canon R Camera
1 x Canon 5d III Camera
2 x Canon 6d Cameras
So you can see that we are fully prepared to capture your wedding and have enough professional-rated backups just in case one of our cameras developed any faults in the lead-up or during your wedding. At each wedding, we will always have at least 5 camera bodies with us just in case.
We also have a huge range of quality professional graded lenses at our disposal, as well as some of the best lighting equipment on offer from Profoto. So we know our equipment is ready to do the job we need it to do.
So to recap in our opinion it is very important that the photographers you choose to capture your wedding have the right equipment, never be afraid to ask the question and if the photographers are not willing to share details with you of their equipment then maybe they are not the right photographers for you.
Thanks again for reading… in our next Hint and Tips blog we will be covering Image Galleries and why it is important to keep it going for more than 1 year.