Wedding Photography Equipment 2017 – Whats in the bag

Looking at the equipment I will be using at weddings during 2017.


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Choosing the right camera equipment to photograph a wedding is very important. You need a selection of cameras and lenses that are not to heavy, are easy to use and produce consistent results.

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Canon 5d mk1 – Visit my website and contact me.

Canon 70-200mm f4 IS –

Canon 24-105 f4 IS mk1 –

Canon 50mm 1.8 STM –

Sekonic Flash Meter (New Version) –

Kenko Extension Tubes (Pack of three) –

Flash Sunpak DF3600U –

List of equipment I can recommend to make your own You Tube Videos.

Smart Phone Holder Microphone Rig. –

Rode Video Micro –

Samson Go Mic –

Canon M50 including lens –


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  1. Hi Richard, I heard that eye-fi is bricking their cards and may have reached an agreement with Toshiba to sell them under the Toshiba name. Is their a particular version of the eye-fi card I need for my 5D? I would like to import onto an android tablet. Any advice? Thanks.

  2. I have to say I am VERY impressed at your minimalist set-up. The fact that you're comfortable with gear that many photographers would never set hands on says a lot about photography IQ. You've moved me to want to push myself to do better. Currently shooting with a 6D. I wanted to upgrade, but now…I see no need to.

  3. So much experience, so much thought. So pragmatic and really useable … Thank you for sharing.


    You may wish to edit the video to hide the personal info @17:03 etc., – In youtube go to the video and "EDIT", "Enhancements", "Blurring Effects", "Custom Blurring". Just a tip. A.,

  4. I'm a little curious why you prefer the classic 5D. Seems to me, since you're going to shoot manual and use the same settings regardless of the body, you'll get cleaner images with less noise using, say, a mark iii. It's not so much the megapixels that make the difference for me as it is the low-light noise performance.

  5. i have a question i use 6d with shanny flash and 70-200 f4l usm … will it give me a smooth and good quality at indoor like i have to compromise with iso too.. your suggestion needed. most of professionals told me that it is bad at indoor ?? is it really

  6. im just an enthusiast who has been taking photos for many years .. first cameras i used were the old Zenith and Pracktica along with olympus OM's ,,, you had to actually think about what you were doing – somewhat lost now .. ive just gone from 5d mk 2 to mk 3 and love it ,,, may look at mk 1 ,, was thinking of adding a fuji xpro 1as it looks a great travel/fun type camera ,, keep up good work

  7. Hi Richard, great video especially about what lens to use part. Here is my question. If you shoot at 4.5 does that mean I am able to use a kit lens? I have a Nikon D3200. It came with 18-55 3.5 – 5.6 and a 55-105 4-5.6. Both covers your suggested range. Does camera body matter or it is really about the lens? Thanks for your response. I like your way of thinking.

  8. Nice and well educative. Am a new photographer, I've got Canon Mark ll 7D, with lenses such as Canon EF 70 -200mm f/4L USM, Sigma 50mm F1.4 and Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM. You, been a professional photographer, i just want to know if i can use these my little equipment for a wedding program.

  9. richard ,could you send me a link for that sd/xc 4th generation extreme cf adapter that you use and the black sd eye fi sd card that goes in it, your help would be appreciated. James Tampa,fl

  10. I have worked with a photographer who shot weddings and commercial photography way back when he was about 13 (he is currently in his 70s) and he had never had an issue with shooting portraits or any weddings at f/5.6. The subjects were perfectly isolated, but enough detail was there to make full sense of the moment. I was always taught as well that the gear doesn't make the shot, the subject and the photographer make the shot. Glad to see people still think this way!

  11. Hi Richard. Great video and tips.
    Of the 2 lenses you mention (namely the 24-105mm L and the 70-200mm L – I already own the 50mm STM) – what would be the first one you would buy for Wedding and Event shoots?

    Thanks again Richard – liked and subbed…

  12. your equipment for wedding is amature you need a lens 35 mm 50 mm 85 mm 105 mm 24 to 70 mm 70 to 200 mm you need at least 5 dslr d750 or 5d mark 3 camera you need a tripod you need a latop you need a mavic pro drone a lot of things you need if you have this equipment then you are a pro videographer.

  13. I picked up one of those Sunpak speedlites while I was deciding what flash system I was going to build. Was surprised at the quality and the versatility of the gun. It does everything a more expensive one does.

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