Professional wedding photographers are expensive, and many couples planning to get married simply can’t afford them. Couples who don’t have deep pockets and can’t afford the high prices established wedding photographers charge will often turn to “wannabe photographers” and enthusiasts, many of which are more than capable of capturing stunning portrait photos much like yourself.
If you are competent at taking portraits, and have the confidence to deal with the stresses of wedding photography there are plenty of opportunities to win some wedding photography shoots that will improve your skills, increase your portfolio and also earn you a bit of money in the process.
There are many established wedding photographers, who have been shooting weddings for several years, totally against photography enthusiasts taking on wedding photography gigs. These photographers are very verbal about it, but this is hardly surprising. I mean, at the end of the day the established wedding photographers have their price list, and if the couple planning to get married can’t afford that price they have no option but to seek a cheaper alternative, and that is where photography enthusiasts like you can help.
If you want to take advantage of this situation and win some wedding photography assignments it is crucial you have the photography equipment good enough to capture high quality wedding photos. If your photography isn’t up to snuff your photos won’t be up to scratch, and you won’t win many wedding photography shoots.
Arguably, the most important photography equipment for weddings are lenses and you need to make sure you have the right type of lenses for the best results. A top end lens on a mid-range camera will capture better wedding photos than a mid-range lens on a top end camera any day of the week, so before upgrading your camera body you should take a look at your lenses in the first instance.
To shoot a wedding you need a few different camera lenses, and these are explored in the following video:-
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