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    Wedding photo ideas: how to shoot a wedding classically and creatively

    | Photography Tips | Weddings | 31/05/2013 00:01am
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    Our professional photographer’s recommended gear

    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: ShootSac Lens Bag

    ShootSac Lens Bag
    This is the perfect bag for shooting a wedding. I arrive at the wedding venue with my big Lowepro X200 roller case, which carries practically every bit of kit I own. I then put all my essentials in the much more portable ShootSac (£117/$179, www.shootsac.com).

    It has three neoprene pockets that will fill with my 70-200mm f/2.8, my 50mm f/1.4 and my 85mm f/1.4. But I’ll also use it for my memory cards, my car keys, my phone and the notes I have made about the wedding (such as the timings for everything). The bag is black, but there’s a range of interchangeable patterned flap covers, which each have a lens cleaning cloth on the back.

     

    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: Nikon 70-200mm

    Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
    I use this fast telephoto zoom for most of my shots with the wedding couple. It means that I am not in their face, so it is easier for them to relax as they have lots of space. I don’t like using wide lenses for weddings, as I hate distorted shots. The current version of this lens costs around £1600 ($2400), but you could always just hire one for around £60/$90 for the weekend.

    CamDapter ProStrap
    I really hate neckstraps, but found this great handstrap in the States (£18/$27, www.camdapter.com). It is comfortable and actually made of leather. It’s available in a number of different colours, and can even be bought with an optional tripod plate built in!

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    PAGE 2: Wedding photo ideas from our professional photographer
    PAGE 3: FInal wedding photography tips from our professional photographer
    PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
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    Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Weddings.

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