Six Steps To Get Started in the Photography Business

Photography business these days has become more competitive than before, with so many players now vying for a piece of the market and be able to earn big in the process. And for many people who are thinking of starting up a photography business, these challenges can be daunting for someone who has little to no experience in managing a business to handle. Thus it is important for to first assess whether he/she can handle the work and stress involved in doing business.

For those who have the traits needed like Julia West, as well as the determination to go into this field, congratulations. While the business can be tough, it does not mean you will not make it if you have those traits and the determination to succeed. To help you along the way, here are 6 steps that would help you get started in the photography business

1 – Choose a specialization

There are so many fields in photography available but as a photographer, you must choose which field you would specialize. While there is nothing wrong with specializing in different fields, you are spreading yourself too thin that in the long run, you would not be able to handle the demands of being a photographer with multiple expertise. Besides, you would not be able to become an expert in photography with multiple expertise without mastering one over the other. Choose a field that you have a keen interest and that you will be comfortable with and stick with it. You will eventually thrive as a photographer even if you won’t learn about other fields.

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2 – Have a business plan prepared

As with any business, getting into the photography business involves a lot of planning. And that planning must take into consideration your current resources, however meager they may be. After all, majority of the successful businesses we see today started out small, so there’s no shame to make use of what you have. Also consider in your plan the means and the timeframe in getting additional investment or possible expansion and whether they can be achieved realistically. If not, make sure you adjust your plan accordingly based on what can be realistically achieved.

3 – Make an initial investment

With a business plan drawn out, the next step would be to make an investment in your business. We are talking about investment here not just the financial but also in terms of equipment or other things you may need to have to start out. For this, try to get in touch with people who would be willing to help you get started with your business with your needs. And If you would go with this route, make sure you make a convincing argument that investing in your business would be worth it and that you have on duping your potential partners.

4 – Have a website

In this day and age, it is no longer an excuse for photographers to not have a place to showcase their works. While some photographers are content to use social media to do that, it will give you an advantage if you have your own website to showcase your output, as well as what you can do. Also, having your own website increases your brand’s worth, giving you an edge as some clients tend to look favorably on photography businesses that have their own websites.  It does not matter if you have your own domain or you made it through a free site creation platform like Blogger or WordPress. The content is what matters the most.

5 – Go social, online and offline

Apart from your web site, you can use social in promoting your business more effectively. You can advertise your brand or do something simple as sharing some of the photos you have taken as a marketing strategy, promoting them as viral content. If you can, try to learn about social media marketing to effectively promote your business. Of course, going offline social networking is very effective too in reaching out to potential customers and partners. Spreading the good word on your business via word of mouth is an effective tool to get your service across.

6 – Learn and invest continuously

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With so many advances going on in the field of photography, one who is in the business of photography must be abreast with these developments. Keep developing that knowledge and the skills to be a better photographer. At the same time, as you are earning in the business, continuously invest with the best equipment you can afford to ensure better photos which in turn would lead to bigger profits for yourself and your business.

Checking Out The Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon’s EOS 7D was considered one of the best DSLRs that Canon has ever made as it had a number of great features that made this camera ahead of its class then.

Five years later, as the original 7D has stuck around for quite too long, Canon introduced its successor, the EOS 7D Mark II. Not quite inspired for its name but it seems to at least continue the positive experiences its predecessor first brought. So let’s see how this camera fares in this review.

Features and Design

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 20 megapixel camera with a CMOS APS-C Sensor. It also has Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology of that model, allowing it to smoothly and confidently refocus during Live View and Movies, as well as an 8 channel readout, supporting the faster continuous shooting speed of 10fps and 1080p video at 60p.

It also offers a highly customizable 65 point autofocus system, all of which are cross-type sensors, with the center point sensitive down to -3EV, allowing for better focusing of subjects. It also offers twin memory card slots for more storage. It all adds up to a highly confident DSLR, especially for sports, wildlife and event shooters.

Camera body is pretty much solid and the controls are laid out almost the same as that of the 7D. Its viewfinder is one of the best viewfinders you can find in a DSLR, providing a lot of information you may need. It also has a good LCD screen as well. However, unlike a number of camera LCD screens these days, the 7D Mark II’s LCD is neither a tilting screen nor a touch screen.

As far as connectivity is concerned, this DSLR offers GPS metadata to geotag images captured. However, it does not have a built-in wifi connectivity. You would need to buy either a Canon accessory for wi-fi capability or get wi-fi memory card for instant sharing online.

Feedback

Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II is simply one of the toughest, fastest and most confident DSLRs, especially for sports and action photography. Compared to the first 7D, the Mark II is a huge improvement.

There’s a lot to like here. The headlining 65-point AF system and 10fps continuous shooting really are a powerful combination, especially when coupled with evaluative metering. Configured to deploy intelligent tracking and recognition, the 7D Mark II allows you focus on your subject, meter correctly and effectively track it as you’re firing bursts. It’s also very responsive. If you can get the subject in the frame even for the briefest moment, there’s a strong chance the 7D Mark II will focus and meter for it correctly.

If you are into a great performing camera like Steve Jones Photography, especially for your needs in taking a lot of action shots, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is worth the consideration.

A Guide on Hiring a Food Photographer

food photography tipsTaking pictures of food is commonly done these days. You can see individuals taking pictures of the food they eat in restaurants while there are those who capture images of what they are cooking at home. It is surely fun to take photographs of these delectable dishes. But well, not all of us can produce wonderful pics of these mouth-watering foods. You need to acquire certain skills in order to come up with pictures that would delight your viewers and make them desire to have a taste of such food.

Professional chefs who plan to share their recipes by producing a recipe book will need to add high-quality, book-worthy images that will make readers believe that indeed the recipes are worth trying. There are also restaurants and similar companies who need impressive photos of their prized dishes so as to entice potential customers to try and taste their foods.

For this reason, there are photo hobbyists who saw the need to learn the best ways to take photographs of appetizing food and offer food photography service. Interested food photographers will need to study how to get the shots right and present scrumptious recipes that look real and natural.

If you are planning to hire a food photographer to capture images of your recipes, then you will have to choose one meticulously. Not all photographers are great at food photography; some photographers are just claiming to be professional food photographers.

To help you find the right food photographer to hire, here are some tips worth following:

  1. Observe his/her past works carefully

Like searching for a Manchester wedding photographer, you also need to take a look at the work portfolio of the food photographer and notice the achievements, experiences indicated. You need to determine how skilled he/she is in food photography based on the number of years he/she has been taking pictures of food. Take note also how consistently wonderful (or not) the photos are. Check out if the pictures look unique and creative or simple and boring.

  1. Know his/her shooting techniques

There are food photographers who apply weird techniques (like using motor oil) in making the food glisten and appear more delectable. You have to avoid these kind of people because their practices are not right. There are techniques that can make food look delicious naturally.

  1. Ask past clients

Getting feedback from the past clients of the food photographer can assist you in knowing the photographer’s personality. Is he/she easy to work with? Does he/she listen to suggestions? You have to know whether the client had a good or bad experience with the photographer. You can get references from the photographer himself. An honest one won’t hesitate in giving you the contact numbers of some past customers.

If you really want your recipe book, food, magazine and food-related business to boom, then you have to find an experienced food photographer. He/she can promote your food in the best possible way so more and more customer will give your food a try. Good luck in hunting one for the job.

Making Use of Outdoor Light For Wedding Photography

Outdoor weddings are beautiful but challenging to cover to say the least. For one, weddings held outdoors are naturally beautiful occasions that makes an occasion as memorable as a wedding itself become more memorable. On the flipside however, the unpredictability and the harshness of light coming from the sun can be a challenge as it may cause underexposed or overexposed photos or photos be ruined by the bright sunlight that distracts the view captured in the image.

While we cannot control the light coming from the sun, as wedding photographers, we can play around with the sunlight to make some stunning outdoor photos with the help of some equipment to help diffuse the harsh sunlight. We shall detail a few of them here.

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On-Camera TTL Flash To Enhance Available Light

Used properly, an on-camera flash used outdoors can be of help for outdoor wedding photographers like wedding photographers south wales, creating either a theatrical or straightforward effect, depending on the occasion and mindset of the subject(s). It can be used to soften shadows, illuminate backlit subjects or darken the distracting background of a packed reception hall. There are also the shoe-mounted flashguns (aka Speedlites or Speedlights) that become an integral part of your camera once they’re locked in place. Then there are the dedicated, through-the-lens (TTL) flashguns, in which the flash output is determined by the degree of light required to complement pre-existing ambient light levels. You can also adjust the exposures to serve your purposes, whether you’re filling in shadows or darkening a background by increasing your shutter speed.

One great feature dedicated TTL flashguns have are the flash reflectors that zoom in or out to match the picture angle of the lens you are using, usually in the range of 28mm to 105mm or longer depending on the model in question. Most have a flip-down diffuser that spreads the light wide enough to cover the field of view of a 21mm lens, giving you good edge-to-edge illumination.

TTL Flash Light Modifiers To Soften the Hard-Edged Looks 

If you find that the harsh nature of electronic speedlights ruin the highlights of what would otherwise be lovely photos, these effects can be greatly controlled through the use of a number of readily available light-modifying attachments. To diffuse and soften the light of a flash gun and create more flattering and atmospheric portraits. These include snap-on diffusers, miniature beauty dishes, and soft boxes. Mini softboxes are particularly useful when shooting with speedlights, as they greatly soften and spread the range of light that these smaller strobes produce.

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Battery-Powered Studio Flash Systems for Small Groups

Even though you may think you have it covered with a couple of speedlights, in some cases, these speedlights may not be enough. Depending on the lighting conditions, you may need to augment the light that is available (or otherwise) with light from an artificial source to light a small group. This might require more light, with more of a spread than you can get from your speedlight, whether it’s off camera or on. More powerful and more flexible than shoe-mounted speedlights are thosebattery-powered flash systems which are ideal for shooting group portraits. For shooting larger groups or situations requiring larger volumes of light, portable battery-powered flash systems featuring 1000- to 2000-plus watt/seconds of light are available.

Reflectors and Diffusers

The challenge of shooting outdoors using available light is learning how to control it. It’s rare to shoot under outdoor lighting conditions that will not let us have to correct the fill, softening or diffusion, something that cannot be corrected by additional light alone. Depending on the situation, one has to use a number of scrims, reflectors and diffusing devices designed to optimize the lighting parameters of whatever ambient lighting conditions you might encounter.

Introducing iOS 9 and How It Empowers Your iPhone’s Camera

As far as the iPhone’s camera capabilities are concerned, iOS 9 was a revolutionary software update that gave the iPhone’s well-received camera a great boost with new features and an improved performance. We shall take a look at some of these features and how they’ve improved the iPhone’s camera experience overall.

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Manual Exposure Adjustment

This new tool in the Camera app now allows you to manually adjust the exposure to make the focus of the image you are about to capture lighter or darker, providing better composition for the photo in the process. This is a huge improvement from the previous set-up where you had to set focus and exposure together, which was often frustrating if you were looking into setting the focus for one part of the scene but set the exposure for another part of the frame.

To do this, you just tap on the part of the screen where you wish the focus will be on and a yellow box with a sun icon appears. You just swipe on the sun icon up to increase or down to decrease the exposure on that part of the frame.

Self-Timer

The native Camera app now includes a self-timer, allowing you to set a 3 second or 10 second delay when taking photos. If you’re taking a selfie or if you’re taking photos in low light with the risk of camera shake along the way, then the self-timer is a useful feature.

To set this feature, just tap the self-timer button (clock icon) on the camera, then set the delay to either 3 seconds or 10 seconds.

Time Lapse Video

In iOS 8 you can now also create time-lapse videos which enable you to film a scene over a period of time and then speed up the footage so that everything appears to move much more quickly.

You can easily access this feature in the camera menu, from which you can adjust settings and take videos basically the same as you use your camera.

Organizing photos

iOS 8 has made photo organizing a bit better with its new capabilities. One of them is the addition of a new album folder in your iPhone: “deleted items.” Basically, any photo that you delete will go into the Recently Deleted album.

And if you accidentally delete a photo, you don’t have to worry about possibly losing them forever. You can go to the Recently Deleted album. Tap Select, then select the photo or photos you want to recover and tap Recover. The photos will be restored to the Recently Added album.

Items in the Recently Deleted album will be permanently erased from the album after 30 days. But if you wish to permanently delete images from the album before the 30 day time limit, select the photos, then tap Delete.

Crop/Straighten tool

The cropping feature of the iPhone has also been improved, especially with the additional feature added to it which allows you to straighten photos as well easily, thanks to the dial that pops up in the editing window.

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More photo editing tools

Another cool feature in iOS 8 is the Manual Adjustments button that provides some more advanced photo editing capabilities for the iPhone. You can access it at the Photos album and clicking on the gear icon. gives you three options: Light, Color and B&W. Tapping the arrows next to each option displays a lot of  settings that you can alter manually like brightness, contrast, shadow, etc., allowing you to do more advanced photo editing on the iPhone.

Conclusion

If you are using your iPhone for photography extensively, like what some photographers like Dave Packer do, then you will surely love these features. Take time to learn their functionalities and compose better photos with these tools.

Why Shooting in RAW Can Be an Advantage

raw fileA common concern among photographers is whether to shoot in RAW or in JPEG. Beginner photographers will often hear from professional photographers that shooting in RAW is better. Yes indeed most professional shooters today choose to shoot in RAW for various reasons.

Let’s begin by defining first what a RAW is. A raw is a file format wherein the data of the image captured by your camera remains unprocessed and complete. It does not undergo automatic processing unlike in jpeg.  Thus, no data is compressed or lost. You see the exact details of the image as you capture it.

So, what’s the big deal if you get an uncompressed or unprocessed image when choosing RAW? Well, if you manage to preserve all the information of the file, then you can have better control of the image when you process it later on. Better control of how your shots will appear after post production is only one of the many advantages of shooting in RAW.

High Quality Images

Since it is important for you and your clients to produce the highest quality images, which means sharp, clear and detailed pictures, then shooting in RAW can surely help you achieve this. If you shoot in raw, the camera will not adjust or alter anything in your image. You can compose your image, use your skills, apply what you know and expect to get an image that is similar to what you see in the viewfinder. Of course, the better camera and ideal lens you have, the more perfect images you can get.

Correct Image Problems Easily

Shooting in raw will allow you more control of the images captured especially if there are flaws in it. You cannot expect to get perfect images all the time no matter how skilled you are. You will encounter situations that might hinder you from achieve that perfect. But then, if you shoot in RAW, you can easily correct the exposure, white balance, color and overall look of your images. You can enhance your photos effortlessly especially if you already gained the skills in photo editing.  Your clients will be impressed by how awesome your photos are.

Some photographers say that shooting in RAW will require one to spend more time in post processing later that’s why they choose to shoot in jpeg. Well, that is a lame excuse since even photographers who shoot in jpeg also spend time to edit or enhance the images. If you already skilled in photo editing, then post processing will be a breeze.

Memory Storage Requirement in RAW

A raw file is surely two to three times bigger than a jpeg which means that it takes up a bigger part of your memory card. This is one of the complaints by beginner photographers. This shouldn’t worry you though since nowadays memory cards a lot cheaper than before. You can even purchase affordable fast memory cards if you usually shoot fast, action events or games.

There’s no doubt that shooting in RAW offers so many advantages that you shouldn’t miss or take for granted. Go ahead and practice shooting in RAW now.

The Best Canon Lenses for your Wedding Photography

Do you have a Canon for your DSLR camera? Are you into wedding, portrait, and/or low light photography? Are you looking for a lens that would suit those types of photography are into? If yes, well you are in luck today as this guide will fill you in on the best lenses to use for whatever photography you do, whether it’s wedding, portrait, or low light photography.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon’s EF 50mm f1.8 Mark II is an ideal choice for portrait and low-light photography on a budget. The 50mm focal length is a little short for classic portrait photography on a full-frame camera, but mount it on a cropped-frame model and it becomes equivalent to 80mm, a perfect length for portraits. Meanwhile, the f1.8 aperture can deliver a blurred background and gathers more than eight times as much light than the kit lenses when zoomed-in. indeed, this camera is for the thrifty-fifty.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon’s EF 50mm f1.4 USM is another ideal portrait lens for cropped bodies and a step-up from the f1.8 model above. You get a brighter aperture at f1.4 which can gather up to 16 times more light. You also get USM focusing which is quicker and quieter than other models, not to mention having easier manual focusing and a superior build quality. If you are willing to spend a little extra, this lens is a good bargain.

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art

If you want a truly high-end 50mm lens with autofocus as a wedding photographer Berkshire, the best choice would be Sigma’s 50mm f1.4 ART lens. It delivers better contrast and crisper details across the entire frame, especially in the corners. While the Sigma is bigger and heavier than any of the Canon 50mm lenses, it costs only two thirds of the f1.2 when you make the price comparison, and that’s before you even factor in the ability to switch its mount (at a cost) to a different system should you move from Canon to another brand in the future.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon’s EF 85mm f1.8 USM is a classic portrait lens for both full-frame and cropped bodies. The longer focal length allows you to stand a little further away to take wider shots, as well as accentuate the blurred background effect. The f1.8 aperture is sufficiently large to achieve very blurred backgrounds and the USM focusing is quick and quiet. It’s the most affordable Canon prime lens with a large aperture and delivers great quality.

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

The EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 USM only works on cropped-bodies, where it delivers an equivalent focal length of 27-88mm – ideal for capturing group shots and single portraits. The f2.8 aperture may not be as large as the lenses listed above, but is still sufficient to deliver a nice blurred background, and there’s image stabilization to iron-out any wobbles. An far as wedding photography is concerned, this is the ideal lens for cropped bodies

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon’s EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM is a favorite of pro portrait and wedding photographers, and is now more popular than ever in an improved Mark II version. It delivers a perfect range on full-frame bodies for group shots and single portraits, and is also great for cropped bodies if wide-angle is not that important. The f2.8 aperture may not be as bright as the lenses above, but it still delivers nice blurred backgrounds, not to mention it features excellent build quality and manual focusing.

What to Look for In an Event Photographer

event photographerOrganizing an event whether for a wedding, anniversary, charity or corporate is not easy. You need to spend time in planning and preparing for it to become successful. If the event was intended to promote your product or get more media exposure for your company, then you surely would want the event to go smoothly and create a wonderful impact to your guests. You would not want your efforts to get wasted and so the best way to remember it is to have the event photographed.

While most of us already have smartphones that we can use to take pictures, it is a different story when we photograph important events. The task of taking pictures of a special event must be left in the hands of professional event photographers.

What is an event photographer?

An event photographer knows how to compose and take pictures of big crowds. He/she is used to anticipating moments in special occasions and even knows who are the important people to photograph.

Finding the right event photographer to hire can be tough. There are many photographers who will offer their services but then not all these photographers are used to photographing events. The task of a newborn photographer is different from that of an event photographer. Taking pictures of landscapes or covering sports events are different from covering an event. Thus, the search for a professional event photographer must be done meticulously.

How can I find the right event photographer to hire?

There are factors to consider when looking for and choosing an event photographer. Below are several factors that you can employ when looking for an event photographer.

  1. Well-equipped

A great event photographer has the right equipment to use for covering the occasion. He/she has a dependable camera with another backup in case the primary doesn’t work, several lenses to use in taking different creative shots and other accessories like tripod to make the coverage easier. An efficient photographer also brings several memory cards and batteries so he can cover the event from start to finish and will never miss any important moment. Our wedding photographer surrey is equipped with the right camera and accessories to get the perfect desired shots.

  1. Skilled and knowledgeable

The event photographer you should hire must know how to compose shots no matter how big or small the crowd is. He/she must know when to use the right lenses to get the perfect shots and discern what or who to focus on during the event. A skilled photographer knows how to control his camera and adjust it whenever necessary. You will know if the photographer is skilled by looking at his previous works and asking feedback from past clients.

  1. Great personality

The photographer that you should hire must someone who is easy to talk to and shows professionalism. A good event photographer can mingle well with the crowd and can discern when to shoot or not to. He/she shows respect to the guests and is open to suggestions. This essex wedding photographer is one great example of a well-mannered professional photographer.

  1. Pleasing work attitude

A good photographer to hire is someone who doesn’t arrive late and does not give false promises. He/she must be well prepared even for unexpected circumstances and can handle situations well. He comes early for the event and wears appropriate clothes. You can assess how professional a photographer is by asking for feedback from past clients or reading online reviews.

Once you’ve made a final choice, make sure that he/she is available on that date and you book early. There must be a written contract wherein all terms and conditions are stipulated.

Top 6 DSLRs forVideo

dslr Are you planning to purchase a DSLR camera? Do you know your purpose in buying one? Have you set a budget on how much you are willing to spend for it?

When planning to buy a DSLR, it is important for you to know first your purpose in buying one. You also need to decide on how much are you willing spend on the camera. Keep in mind that you still need to buy lenses and accessories thus you have to set  a limit on the amount to spend on the camera body.

If you intend to use your DSLR for taking still images as well as recording videos, then you will have to buy a DSLR that can possibly fulfill your purpose and expectation. And since a DSLR doesn’t come cheap, then you need to meticulously choose one so you won’t be wasting money on buying the wrong type.

To help decide on what to buy, we have gathered opinions from professional photographer on what they think are the best DSLRs for video. Below are the 6 DSLRs that they chose.

  1. Canon EOS 70D

The Canon 70D is popular among photographers who love to record videos apart from shooting images. This model was released in July 2013 and since then a lot of people are already eyeing it when the need to shoot videos arises. This APS-C sensor DSLR has a full HD resolution that allows a user to shoot clear videos. The settings are easy to control based on user’s skills and experience so a beginner won’t have a difficult time using it.

Canon 70D also offers different frame rates to choose from and it has impressive shooting modes like the Movie servo AF mode which allows automatic tracking of moving subject. This is favorite feature of this wedding photographer essex. It is also easy to change the focus when recording a video – you simply tap on the screen to switch focus.

  1. Nikon D3300

Among Nikon lovers, this Nikon D3300 is what they highly recommend to new buyers who want to produce brilliant images and HD quality videos.  This camera has a fast EXPEED 4 image processor and full HD video capacity. A user can easily record videos through its one-touch button and can even use the autofocus mode so the focus will remain on the chosen subject from start to finish. You will be impressed with the clear videos that Nikon D3300 can provide you.

  1. Pentax K-3

Some of you might be surprised to see Pentax in this list and may not know that there is a DSLR produced by Ricoh. Yes, that’s right Pentax is the first ever DSLR under Ricoh APS-C. This camera has an impressive 24 megapixel sensor and dual card slot. It also allows a user to record a n HD quality video ad even insert an external mic for better audio recording.  Moreover, it offers a wide variety of special effects modes as well as recording modes.

  1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Another Canon model that is great for shooting videos is the Canon Mark III. This full-frame DSLR has a 22.3 megapixels sensor and can record a full HD movie at 1080pixels 30 frames per second. You can easily record videos through a separate recording button and the camera in totality is easy to adjust. The ease of use is important for professionals like essex wedding photographer.

  1. Sony Alpha a7S

This Sony Alpha a7s can very well compete with Canon and Nikon DSLRs that are used for videos. This full-frame camera can produce high quality videos and images even in a low light environment. It is popular among photographers for its simple, solid design and size. It is not as big as most DSLR cameras yet it has an impressive performance.

It is important to check carefully the specifications of each camera before you buy one. You can also ask advice from other professional photographers so you surely won’t regret your purchase.

Choosing a DSLR for Wedding Photography

wedding photographyIn professional photography, there are countless types of photography that an aspiring photographer can choose from. They can go for landscape photography, sports photography or even wedding photography. The choice will usually depend on what the photographer is good at. Once the type of photography has been chosen, it is now necessary to choose the right photography equipment.

There are many photography equipment that are available in the market today.  The equipment that you should buy must depend on the type of photography you are specializing in. If you are into wedding photography, then there are cameras, lenses and accessories that can best help you produce brilliant wedding photographs.

The basic and most important in photography, of course, is a camera. The most popular type of camera nowadays is the Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR).  A lot of camera manufacturers released different models that they say are great for wedding photography. It can be confusing to pick one among the products they are offering. Thus, there is a need for you to research and carefully choose the right one.

DSLRs sometimes require a huge investment especially if you pick a specialized or high-end model. It is important to select the best DSLR so that your hard-earned money won’t go down the drain.

Here are some characteristics to look for when choosing a DSLR camera for wedding photography.

  1. Fast autofocus

There are moments in a wedding that happen really quick. You need a DSLR that has a fast autofocus so you can get high resolution candid shots especially if you are into photojournalistic wedding style.

  1. Great in low light

    Some wedding venues have insufficient light and using a flash is not really a good move thus it is critical to have a camera that works well in low light situations. A good example of a DSLR camera that

  1. Huge memory buffer

Another feature to look for in a DSLR is a huge memory buffer. With a huge memory buffer, you can photograph fast even if you choose to shoot in RAW. RAW pictures are bigger and require less storage. This can slow down a camera but with a bigger memory buffer you can shoot plenty of RAW files.

  1. Lightweight

The size of a DSLR is important to some professional photographers. With a lightweight camera, it will be easier to hold it when taking pictures especially in long exposures. Holding a heavy camera can cause camera shakes thus resulting to blurry images. With a lighter camera, there’ll be less camera movement.

  1. Video-recording capable

If you are planning to take videos using your camera, then you can surely do it with DSLRs. There are DSLRs that enables you to produce high-resolution videos so make sure to check its specs and read reviews about the camera you are interested to buy. This is the feature that wedding videographer essex looks for in a DSLR.

  1. Less noise at high ISO

When shooting at high ISO, there are instances when more noise is produced thus a lesser quality photo might come out. But then, if you choose a camera that works well even at high ISO you can surely get the perfect picture you desire.

Canon 5D Mark III and Nikon D800 are two of the DSLR cameras that wedding photographers of Ben Larpent Photography love use when working on weddings. You can check out these two and other models that have the characteristics listed above.

A great camera body can produce excellent images but then keep in mind that lenses are equally important. You can have a less-pricey camera attached to a great lens for wedding photography and still get the same high resolution picture that an expensive camera can yield.