It’s All to Do with Creative Photography Styles
Wedding Photography comes down to your creative outlook on the day. There is always talk about DIY family members shooting a wedding. Photos most of the time never turn out how the bride wants and photos after awhile disappear from existence from parole kept backups. Your big day is worth more than this.
Right, you pulled your camera and snapped off a shot, easy. What about the Wedding photographer, isn’t it that easy for him too?
Wedding photographers (the good ones) really care about the bride and groom. We want to take the best photograph possible for the given situation and in order to do so it requires us to be prepared and put some thought into every shot. You must have good quality photography gear and you must have back up. At any given Melbourne wedding we bring many camera bodies, flashes, power packs, lenses and more.
Batteries and 50 GB of memory chips, extra batteries for the cameras, tools to clean and repair cameras or lenses, extra cables. Light stands, reflectors, a white balance target, light meters, 800 watt strobes for formals, umbrellas, flash bracket, diffusers, and well you get the idea. A good camera and equipment do not make one a good photographer. A skilled photographer can make good images with even mediocre equipment.
The reason to get expensive gear is because it can make good work great, but it won’t save a poor photo no matter how much money you have spent. Pro cameras focus more accurately, track moving objects better, focus in low light conditions faster and better, they are more rugged, weather sealed, shutters have a life of 250,000 frames.
They have larger buffers so you can take more shots with slowing your camera down. The camera is only part of the equation.Your lenses can play an even larger role than your camera body in the quality of the images. In other words if you have an $8000.00 DLSR and put a cheap $300.00 lens on it you just wasted $7000.00. Why do we need all of that gear? Simple, for backup, reliability, quality, and to create images that can’t be created without the proper tools. We want to make images that have a third dimension to them.
Yes anyone can buy a camera, flash, flash bracket and run around and call themselves a photographer. It’s also a fact that anyone can buy a pair of scissors and cut hair, but I will bet you are going to have a skilled person cut YOUR hair. The same is true for photography, there are skills, technical learning, people skills, posing skills and things you can’t learn like having a vision, seeing the light and looking beyond the obvious to create something great from something Others see as common.
No it’s true there are people out there that shoot an entire wedding with 1 camera, 1 flash and call themselves by various popular names (photo journalists). That’s why wedding photography is so expensive, however you can get wedding photographers for a competitive price. For more details send us an email or give us a call.