| Tampa Wedding Photographer |
As my summer season comes to an end, I wanted to get ready for the
crazy…ahem… Fall wedding season starting up very soon with a few educational posts.
One of the questions I get asked more than any other is what my favorite lens is or which lens I use the most. That’s always such a tough question to answer because it usually depends on what I am shooting, but really, I love all my Canon gear! As much as I love all my lenses and camera body though, it’s important to note that I really believe that it is not the lenses and cameras that make an amazing image, it’s the person using it. When I first started shooting I had a $150 Canon Rebel xt and kit lens, and as my pro gear collection grew, so did my experience in how to best use them. Although I always feel there’s something to learn in this field, my experience included lots of shooting, experimenting and making MISTAKES so that I now feel comfortable using my gear to it’s full potential.
Cameras and lenses are just tools that in combination with the proper use of lighting, posing, timing and a multitude of other aspects can make a beautiful image happen. Having said that, I also believe that having the right or better tools can help make the job of a professional photographer more efficient and improve the final shot they are aiming for.
Below is the gear that you will find in my camera bag on wedding days and some pictures that I’ve shot with each lens! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments!
I also love to use this lens to capture the candid reactions of day…when someone is having a genuine emotional moment, having me approach them with my big camera and get in their face is a sure way to immediately stop that from happening, this lens gives me the advantage of being across the room and catching these reactions.
This lens is sharp, has amazing compression and creates the most delicious buttery bokeh ever. It’s my go to for all bride and groom portraits and for engagement sessions (or any other portrait session for that matter) it’s 1 of 2 lenses I carry in my bag (the other is the 50mm). If I had to find one negative thing to say about my 4th baby it’s that it’s a tad slow to focus so it’s not the best for catching a quick moments like a bouquet toss but otherwise this is definitely a lens I adore.
I carry it all in my ShootSac. In addition to this gear I also carry:
Hope you enjoyed this post and found it informative!
Let me know what you think of this series and if there’s any other questions you would like me to break down for my next educational post!
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