What's in my gear bags? I guess you may be a fellow camera nerd?
Now we all know it's not about the equipment, it's about how you use it right?
One of my favourite quotes comes from Chase Jarvis.
"The best camera is the one you have with you"
But would I shoot your wedding with an iPhone? or a $500 DSLR camera? Well I could but I don't think you would be too happy with me or the results.
That's why I have thousands of dollars invested in my equipment.
I'll be using two cameras during the day. My main body is a Canon EOS 5D Mark iii and I'll also be swinging another Canon, an EOS 6D.
I'll have an EF 70-200 f2.8ii lens on one and an EF 24-70 2.8ii on the other. If you know much about lenses you'll know these are legendary pieces of glass and perfect for wedding photography. They are super sharp and let in a lot of light. I might even pull out my EF 16-35 2.8ii for some wide angle environmental shots and maybe even an EF 50 1.4 to get those dancefloor photos in near darkness.
Why do I shoot with Canon?
The Canon cameras are phenomenal performers in low light, have fantastic focusing systems and I just adore the way they reproduce skin tones.
I use flash for a lot of my photos. Not the ugly point the flash at the subject and blast them with white light type you get from a phone or that awful pop up flash that's on some cameras. I either bounce the flash off something or completely remove it from the camera and put it on a stand or use a V.A.L.S (voice activated light stand) to place the light in the most flattering or dynamic position.
I have 6 speed lights in my kit and I can trigger them wirelessly from anywhere within about 50m.