Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing essential gear, part of Wedding Photography for Everyone: Fundamentals.
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In the next few movies, we're going to talk about gear, and here in this first movie we're…going to focus in on some of the essentials, some of the essential gear that you need when photographing a wedding.…And here's the good news. You don't need a lot of gear.…Let's first talk about camera bodies and lenses.…Now, if you have a camera body, almost anything will do, even if it's an entry-level digital SLR.…Typically the images that come off those sensors are good.…They're good enough for photographing a wedding.…So, you want to have a camera body that you can rely on.…You also perhaps want a couple of lenses.…
When it comes to thinking about lenses, you really want to think about your vision.…What type of images do you want to capture?…Typically what you will want is you want something that has the ability to capture a wider perspective of a scene.…So that you can get those group shots, those family photographs, photographs of people…at a table or just the establishing images which show the whole scene.…
Chris Orwig has been in exactly this position, and in this course, he shares his experiences and creative insights, all liberally illustrated with examples from weddings that he has photographed. The course begins with details on preproduction—your gear and equipment decisions and the importance of talking to the bride and groom about their goals for your photographs. It also explores some key strategies for documenting the ceremony and the celebration afterwards. Lastly, Chris reviews some postproduction strategies for enhancing your images and delivering them to the happy couple.