Our Top Camera Recommendations For Wedding Photographers

It is no secret that the wedding photography niche is one of the most lucrative and ‘safe’ (as in, we don’t expect people to stop getting married and wanting pictures of it any time soon) photography markets in today’s industry. This means there is a never ending flow of new photographers picking up their cameras hoping to make it big in the wedding industry. While there is a lot to learn about the business of weddings, another avenue that should be considered as well is if the gear on hand is sufficient for a wedding environment.

Weddings are major life events for these couples and their families, they can’t just be redone like a portrait session can. This means it is mission critical you have reliable gear, capable of capturing the moments as they come, without slowing you down or making your life difficult. So to that end, today we have compiled a list of our top camera recommendations for wedding photographers.

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Katrin Viil: Gorgeous Use of Specific Color in Portraiture

All images by Katrin Viil. Used with permission.

“I’ve always been a creative mind.” explains photographer Katrin Viil. “First taking photos of myself, then friends, models, clients etc. I started out with self portraits and male nudes.” Katrin hails from Amsterdam and considers herself a fine art photographer specializing in couples, fetish, fashion, erotica and portraits. Indeed, for Katrin the traditional genres were way too boring.

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Review: Kodak Ektar 100 (35mm and 120; Various Formats)

For a really long time, if you wanted very vivid colors in your film photos you needed to go to a slide film–but when Kodak introduced Kodak Ektar 100 things changed. Photographers were able to get punchy, vibrant, saturated colors with the ease of use that negative film provides. To this day, Kodak Ektar 100 is used to a variety of applications with one of the most common ones being landscapes. However it is also in use for portraiture as its low ISO value allows for incredibly sharp photos.

And for many lovers of digital cameras, this may also be one of your favorite Kodak film emulsions.

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Three Kits: Canon Wedding Photography

It’s a new year and that means it is also downtime for many wedding photographers in this part of the world. A lot of you are Canon shooters and may be thinking about upgrading or reinvesting some of the past season’s income on some new gear. Today, just as we did with Fujifilm and Sony, we will take a look at a few kits that we feel are perfect for the various types of Canon wedding photographer.

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Think Fujifilm Cameras Can’t Shoot Weddings? Maybe This Will Change Your Mind!

Many traditional DSLR wedding photographers often find themselves questioning the ability of Fujifilm cameras (well, mirrorless cameras in general really when it comes to their ability to handle the ever-changing circumstances of a wedding). Maybe some have been burned by trying to jump from a DSLR to mirrorless in the past, or maybe they have just heard shop talk about how mirrorless cameras just can’t cut it.

Well, ladies and gentlefolk, today we have for you some pretty convincing (in my opinion) proof that a Fujifilm X-Pro2 is not only able to keep up at a wedding, but really excel at it as well. The following video is an entire wedding (shot by Kevin Mullins), some 4,000 images, arranged into a great visual representation of what the Fujifilm system is capable of over the course of a wedding. These images are unedited (you will notice exposure and WB shifts throughout the video). Continue reading…

Three Kits: Wedding Photography With The Fujifilm X-Series

Now that it is the winter and Wedding photographers are in their off-season across much of the northern hemisphere, many are taking stock of their current kits. This is the time to look at what else is on the market, look into buying new gear, and trying out the latest technological achievements. Fujifilm made big waves in 2016 with the X-Pro2 and X-T2 making the X-Series a system that many wedding professionals or semi-professionals could be considering as they decide if their current kit can get them through another season.

Today we wanted to take a look at the X-Series from a wedding photography perspective. What cameras and lenses should be considered for the wedding professional looking to build out the ultimate wedding kit with Fujifilm? Well, that is a subjective question, but here are our picks.

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What I Learned Photographing My Own Wedding

The following post has been syndicated from Eric Kim. Syndication by Anthony Thurston. All Images by Eric Kim, Used With Permission. 

Dear friends, family, and loved ones: on June 11, 2016 I just married the love of my life, Cindy. It was (one of) my favorite days with her, and also one of the most stressful days to prepare for. It was a celebration of love, friendship, and shared experiences.

Needless to say, being one of my most personally meaningful days, I wanted to document the process (up to the wedding), the wedding day itself, and the aftermath of the wedding.

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