Shotkit features many of the world’s most famous Wedding Photographers, with more added each week.
Being a wedding photographer myself, I love looking at the work of other wedding photographers and seeing what gear they use to create their art. Luckily, the Shotkit photographers are very open and helpful about their tricks of the trade, so we’re all able to learn a lot :-)
Most Popular Wedding Photography Gear on Shotkit
- Canon 5D Mark 3 – before this it was the Mark 2, and before that the original 5D. Notice a theme here?!
- Nikon D4s – such an expensive camera but you can’t prise it away from the hands of many of the top wedding photographers.
- Nikon Df – think it’s just a hipster camera? Think again! Besides, my mate Fer uses one :-) Read the Shotkit review here.
- Nikon D750 – so good I bought 2 of them! The best full frame camera of 2014. Read the Shotkit review here.
- Canon 6D – affordable full frame camera that some say has better low light focus than its big brother the 5D Mark 3. And much lighter!
- Canon 50mm f/1.2 – the creamiest bokeh on a classic focal length. This Nikon shooter bought a Canon camera just to use this lens!
- Canon 85mm f/1.2 – dreamlike bokeh and razor sharp when you nail focus. Slow and heavy as hell, but no one seems to care!
- Nikon 35mm f/1.4 – I swear by this lens. Could easily shoot a whole wedding just with this. The 35mm f/1.8 version is a great alternative at a fraction of the cost.
- Holdfast Money Maker – this thing saved my back. If you carry 2 cameras at the same time, you need this. Plus it looks amazing! Read the Shotkit review here.
- Fujifilm X-T1 – a controversial one, but more and more wedding photographers are turning to mirrorless for their excellent image quality in a lightweight package. Read the Shotkit review here.
More reviews here.
Most Popular Wedding Photography Posts on Shotkit
- Emin Kuliyev – shooting over 10k pictures per wedding is controversial, but it seems to be paying off for Emin!
- Sam Hurd – the guy who made freelensing and prisming famous spills his bag for Shotkit.
- Ross Harvey – my favourite UK wedding photographer, famous for his clean, colourful and razor sharp images. Don’t miss this video interview too!
- Nirav Patel – starting out as a second shooter for Jonas Peterson, Nirav more than holds his own nowadays.
- Nordica – Kole & Jacob put breathtaking Scandinavian landscapes to good use.
- Sean Flanigan – Tilt shift and film look may be everywhere, but Sean does them well!
- Fer Juaristi – possibly my favourite wedding photographer ever!
- Nikon Df Review – is it a hipster camera or is it a bargain D4 that will turn heads at weddings? Read this review and make your own mind up!
- Nikon D750 Review – 2014’s best full frame camera, but is it a Canon killer?
- Best Gear for Wedding Photographers – My recommendations for Cameras, lenses and more. That reminds me, I need to update this list with the D750!
More posts here.
Most Popular Wedding Photography Books on Shotkit
“Invest in books, not lenses”, as one smart (but no doubt budget minded) photographer once said! It’s certainly true that you can gain valuable inspiration and learn a lot by reading books.
I asked a selection of top wedding photographers what books they recommend to improve as a photographer. Here are the 10 most popular responses:
- Captured by the Light – classic wedding photography techniques by an industry great, David Ziser.
- FIND Biz Guide – the most efficient way to run a profitable photography business.
- On-Camera Flash Techniques – having these in your bag of tricks can save your butt at a wedding with poor light!
- The Photographer’s Survival Guide – a down-to-earth, no-nonsense guide for all level of photographer.
- The Photographer’s Eye – improve your composition with this helpful guide.
- Light – Science & Magic – everything you need to know about the importance of light to great images.
- 8 Types of Natural Light – adding drama to your images with the best light source available!
- Picture Perfect Practice – great book by top wedding photographer Roberto Valenzuela.
- Fine Art Wedding Photography – beautiful work by arguably the world’s top film wedding photography shooter, Jose Villa.
- Posing Guide for Wedding Photography – Design Aglow knows a thing or two about what looks good.
- 123 Digital Imaging – for all types of photography, the only explanation of digital photography techniques that you’ll ever need.
>More books here.