Firstly, to photograph a wedding you will need professional grade photography equipment with rugged construction and good handling. You are likely to be shooting outside, so proper weather and dust sealing is essential. Your aim is to produce better quality photography than the guests! Your expertise will play a big part in this and your gear are just the tools, but give yourself the best chance by getting some good quality and reliable kit! But what kit do you actually need?Camera body:Your chosen style will be a factor when choosing a camera – if you like to shoot using ambient light rather than flash then a camera which performs well in low light with a high ISO capability will be a good choice. I like to shoot weddings with the Nikon D3s – it produces amazing images in low light!Assuming you are looking at a DSLR (there are various other formats). Do you need a full-frame DSLR? It is unlikely that you absolutely need the higher resolution of the larger sensor, unless you are a fashion or landscape photographer.
The dynamic range of a camera is one of the most important features. Remember that wedding photographers may be photographing brides in white or light colours and grooms in dark, possible even black, in the same shot. A camera with the widest possible dynamic range will best cope with this. Otherwise, you can end up under-exposing too far to avoid clipping highlights.The Nikon D3S has dual card slots which means you can simultaneously shoot RAW and JPEG files, the JPEGs provide a useful back-up in case of card failure and are of good enough quality to print and present to a client if necessary. Also, the battery life is long.Also, the D3S is full-frame, but at 12MP the files are not quite so huge as the most recent Nikon offerings, such as the 36MP D800.Lenses:Your lenses should cover the range of focal lengths for the images you propose to shoot. Should you go for zoom lenses or primes? Some photographers prefer the convenience of zoom lenses, meaning that lens changes are less frequent. They do have certain disadvantages though – image quality is inferior, they can be bulky and the fastest zoom is slower than the fastest prime. If your style is to shoot wide open, to blur backgrounds, then fast lenses will be needed and prime lenses might be the way to go. When shooting wide open, the shallow depth of field means that focusing has to be precise.If you are just starting out and can’t stretch to the it might be a wise to invest in lenses that are compatible with full frame and APS-C sensors, to enable an upgrade to full frame later.What photography equipment you have will depend on your budget, your style and whether you have an assistant to help carry it. Photographing a wedding is a big responsibility and you need to have a spare of everything! You should be confident that you can deliver photographs of good enough quality with your back-up equipment.I usually carry the following equipment for a wedding assignment (there are of course many variations on this):Nikon D3s
Prime lenses: 35mm f1.4G, 50mm f1.8D, 85mm f1.8
70-200mm f2.8 G
AF-S 14-24mm f2.8G ED wide angle zoom lens
Back-up: Nikon D300 +18-200mm
Batteries, memory cards.
This is quite an expensive list. It would be perfectly possible to shoot a wedding with the D300 + 18-200mm and you should get some good results. It is not so much about having the latest gear, but about knowing your camera, and it’s strengths and weaknesses. Practise all of the time, get to know the settings and what to do in different conditions.I recently had some feedback on a forum blog on whether photographers felt safe buying used lenses. Surprisingly most photographers who replied had purchased used lenses with great success. This is good way to build your stock of lenses. Camera bodies tend to get knocked around more, so I would be more inclined to buy new.Remember to set aside a budget for marketing – don’t rush out and spend all of your start-up cash on equipment. You will need to win clients, otherwise it will become an expensive hobby!
VR means Vibration Reduction (for select SLR cameras) / Silent ultra-high speed autofocusing / Accepts 52mm Filter Accessories M/A mode enables instant switching from autofocus to manual with virtually no lag time even during AF servo operation Internal Focusing (IF) design for smoother focusing. Electronic Focus Preset Operation Rounded diaphragm blades (9 blades) for natural blur High Performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating offers superior color reproduction and minimizes ghost and flare New G design enables aperture selection from select 35mm AF SLR and DSLR camera bodies and incorporates distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes Fully compatible with D1X, D2H, D100, D70, F5, F100, N80, N75 Fully compatible with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-20E II and New TC-17E II Teleconverters Focuses as close as 6.2 feet Dimensions (diameter x length) – 4.9 x 8.0 inch / Weighs 6.4 pounds Accepts 52mm Filters and accessories Read More..
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If you are running a business, large or even medium sized, you may well find it worthwhile to get a dedicated T-1 connection for all your data and voice transmissions. Although the lines can be a little expensive, you will probably find that it pays at the end of the day. Shop around the various T-1 providers and you should be able to get a good deal. As demand for this service increases, so does the competition. This leads to the cost drop which benefits the consumers.There are many advantages. For one thing, it is fast, much faster than a normal phone line or DSL cable line. Both upload and download speed exceed what one get from the standard equipment. This means it can run your telephone exchange as well as providing you with high speed internet access.There are many providers. Some are companies already established in the telecommunications field while others may have got into the industry. You can browse the internet to look at the products offered across the United States and Canada. In Europe, they use E-1 which may not necessarily be compatible with North American.A T-1 line is a copper or more recently fiber optic line that can transmit 1,544 megabits per second and can carry up to 24 channels of voice and data transmission. This is the standard. Basically all companies are offering the same product but will have different packages and, most importantly, levels of customer service.As the use of T-1 lines expands, so do the available facilities. It is therefore very important that you should collect as much information as you can about this service before making an investment. There are Data T-1 lines, Voice T -1 lines and integrated T-1 lines to name but a few of the options. You can get a connection between two specific points only or from one point to multiple locations.Another advantage is that these lines seldom go wrong. If they do, they are always the first to be repaired because of their importance to the entire communication set up country-wide. So while it might take a couple of days to get your DSL cable fixed your T-1 will be running in a couple of hours.There are several websites which will help you to select the T-1 provider most suitable for you. This can help you to cut through all the bewildering and conflicting information advertisements use. Once you supply the basic information these sites will tell you what your options are and then you can get a quotation.Your location is the first thing as some providers are regional and some are national. Then you need to decide whether you intend to use the internet for services like Voice of Internet Protocol (VoIP), Virtual Private Networks (VPN) or web conferencing. When you have answered those questions, you will need to give some further information regarding your telephone requirements such as again, conferencing facilities or dedicated trunk lines. Once all the information has been submitted, you can expect to receive quotations from the appropriate T-1 providers in your area.
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While single lens reflex (digital SLR or DSLR) seems like a strange term, it is also an apt description of what these cameras actually do. The scene illuminated through the single lens is exactly the same one shown to the photographer with the viewfinder. The best digital SLR cameras do this exceedingly well.While most inexpensive point and shoot digital cameras have a exclusive stable built in lens, single lens reflex cameras allow for more imaginative expression through the modifying of lenses. This feature is just one reason why single lens reflex cameras are the camera of choice by experienced and beginning lensman. Those enthusiasts that won’t use a DSLR camera end up staring at a distorted representation of their Kodak moment. The focal length of your lens is a point of concern, when what the photographer sees, and what the camera sees are two slightly diverse things. If your fortunate enough to have a digital single lens reflex camera, then another hurdle is cleared as one picture is shown to both the photographer and the camera itself.
Those amateur SLR users, will be encouraged to learn that “Live View” is a standard amongst many DSLR cameras that grant the use of the LCD screen as an alternate to the viewfinder.This “Live View” characteristic works by presenting the scene from the mirror to a alternative image sensing element. The whole process is somewhat slowed down a bit, as that lower-ranking sensor image is displayed to the photographer via the liquid crystal display. If you’re buying an older model SLR you will have to focus on the image manually if in Live View. Though, contrast autofocus has been offered in newer digital single lens reflex cameras.The Many Moods of DSLR CamerasThe Best Digital SLR Camera That Allows For Multiple LensesHistorically speaking, the SLR camera is represented by this genre. For our purposes, these are the ones we will be talking about here. As you would expect, these SLR cameras allow for the diversity of lenses. If you want telephoto, macro or wide, you’ll be able to improvise with any of these cameras.
Any of the Canon Rebel cameras, as well as the Nikon D40, D60, and D90 grace this category.There Are Single Lens Reflex Cameras With A Static Fixed LensYou can get yourself a digital single lens reflex camera that takes beautiful photographs, but doesn’t require changing lenses. These category of cameras are almost extinct and aren’t really constructed much anymore.Given the competitive nature of the SLR camera market, I’ve found the price and choice I want by shopping over the internet. Given the smaller wallets, it seems logical to get the actual make and model you want for the least amount of money.
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