I’m Siliang Wang, a wedding photographer living in Northern California. I’ve been photographing weddings for over 6 years now. Friends are great – that’s how I got into photography.
Canon has been my brand from the beginning. I currently use the Canon 1DX MK II and 5D MK III. Whether it’s the operation of the camera or the color profile of the brand, I am used to it.
I once used a friend’s Nikon camera, and I do see a difference in the colors, but I believe both are equally great cameras.
For now, I will continue to stick to Canon because I’m not sure if I’m ready to try a new operating system.
I used to have the 16-35mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lenses, but the zoom lens is difficult to control and always makes my perspective and style unstable.
Now I only use Sigma art 24mm f/1.4, Canon 35mm f/1.4, Canon 85 f/1.8, and Canon 135mm f/2.
Most of the time, I use the 35mm. It’s versatile and easy to tell the whole story. Also, the 35mm viewing angle is more reasonable than 24mm. I only use 24mm sometimes for the reception.
The 85mm and 135mm are my chosen lenses during the ceremony, and it all depends on the size of the venue. They’re also great for portraits and group photos. But if I can choose, I prefer the 135mm f/2 lens when possible because of the focus and sharpness.
I have three Godox v1 flashes. I really like using off-camera flash, especially during the getting ready part and at the reception. By using the flash, I am able to control what I capture.
The Godox v1 has a magnetic rim, which makes it easy to attach and detach filters, etc. The great battery life of this product is worth mentioning too!
I use the Lowepro rolling bags, and after four-plus years of dragging it around, they’re still in excellent condition, including the spinning wheels.
I have a Think Tank Camera Strap V2.0 – it’s much smaller than the strap that came with the camera.
Hardware & Software
I use Adobe Lightroom to edit my photos, and I have my own presets now. But my goal is to make everything look perfect straight from the camera. Like many people, I enjoy taking pictures; I don’t like to work in front of my computer as much.
Funny story, but one day I wanted my camera to look different, so I sandpapered some of the black paint from my 5D3. It was very soon after that I realized that it’s not cool at all!