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photopro456
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Aug 27, 2013 17:10 |  #1

I have ten years of experience in wedding photography but I was a generalist then and also tried to " squeeze in" family portraits,high school senior portraits, and children. My wife and I were " burned out." We took a couple of years to rehab and we are specializing in wedding photography. We would like to know what rquipment is involved and how each item comes into play during the wedding day.




  
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Aug 27, 2013 17:17 |  #2

But you have ten years of experience. You should already know the answer to this.


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Aug 27, 2013 17:19 |  #3

I wondered the same thing --- check out this guy's post history. kinda iffy. :/




  
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Aug 27, 2013 18:57 |  #4

photopro456 wrote in post #16245229 (external link)
We would like to know what rquipment is involved and how each item comes into play during the wedding day.

Wow! What were you doing during those 10 years then? You don't even need a tenth of your "experience" to know the answer to that.


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Aug 27, 2013 19:12 |  #5

How can you have 10 years experience in something and not know what you need to actually do it?

I have 10 years experience driving cars, can someone tell me what equipment I need to be able to drive a car and how I use it.


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Aug 27, 2013 19:17 |  #6

photopro456 wrote in post #16245229 (external link)
We would like to know what rquipment is involved and how each item comes into play during the wedding day.

A camera and lens for starters.


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Aug 27, 2013 19:48 |  #7

10 years of experience and you don't know what kind of equipment to bring on wedding. something smell fishy here


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Aug 28, 2013 03:22 |  #8

Man, it's 2013 - all you need nowadays is your iPhone ;)


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Aug 28, 2013 04:05 |  #9

Photopro456 is the new 'Picard'...


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Aug 28, 2013 07:06 |  #10

iPad. The new big thing.


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Aug 28, 2013 09:09 |  #11

The first thing you need is a memory of the 10 years as a wedding photographer.


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Aug 28, 2013 09:16 |  #12

hbomb69 wrote in post #16246422 (external link)
Photopro456 is the new 'Picard'...

Too Funny:)


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Aug 29, 2013 03:29 |  #13

Well I'll answer the question. To me the minimum is two good cameras (preferably full frame like the 5D3 (external link)), something in the range of 16-35 F2.8 (external link) or 17-40 F4 (external link), 24-70 F2.8 (external link), 70-200 F2.8 (external link), maybe a fast prime like the 85 F1.2/F1.4 if you like, two flashes like the 600EX (external link) with battery packs - CP-E4 or the newer version. This is a good beginners kit, and is enough to shoot any wedding. Some people prefer primes, but start with zooms.

Optionally, AlienBees Einstein with a Vagabond Mini Lithium, and radio triggers - there are plenty to choose from. Light stands, filters, light modifiers, constant lights, you can add them all later but none are absolutely necessary.


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Aug 29, 2013 10:15 |  #14

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #16246662 (external link)
iPad. The new big thing.

iPad Mini if you want to travel light


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Aug 29, 2013 11:30 |  #15

tim wrote in post #16249526 (external link)
Well I'll answer the question. To me the minimum is two good cameras (preferably full frame like the 5D3 (external link)), something in the range of 16-35 F2.8 (external link) or 17-40 F4 (external link), 24-70 F2.8 (external link), 70-200 F2.8 (external link), maybe a fast prime like the 85 F1.2/F1.4 if you like, two flashes like the 600EX (external link) with battery packs - CP-E4 or the newer version. This is a good beginners kit, and is enough to shoot any wedding. Some people prefer primes, but start with zooms.

Optionally, AlienBees Einstein with a Vagabond Mini Lithium, and radio triggers - there are plenty to choose from. Light stands, filters, light modifiers, constant lights, you can add them all later but none are absolutely necessary.

If that is your 'beginners' set up, I can't imagine what your 'pro' level gear recommendation is... :lol::lol::lol::lol:


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