What's In My Bag? // A Fine Art Film Natural Light Wedding Photographer's Camera Gear Breakdown

 

What equipment do we use on a wedding day? It’s a question we get asked often, and we totally understand why! It is intimidating to understand all the gear options out there. They’re expensive, and you want to get it right the first time around!

Let me start off by saying: there are many trends in the wedding photography world, but we believe in crafting images that will stand the test of time - and we believe film is the perfect tool to do that. ⁣Yet it's just that - a tool.

The tool does not make the artist great, the artist and their eye is what creates a phenomenal image at the end of the day.⁣

That being said, good camera equipment is important in order to produce high-quality images that serve your clients well for decades. We capture the majority of our images with the Contax 645 and 80mm Carl Zeiss lens; however, we pick and choose our tools depending on the amount of natural light and intended final product.

Watch our YouTube video explaining all our gear

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Below is a list of the gear we carry with us on a wedding day, and the gear we use to edit and produce final images.

Camera Bodies

+ Contax 645 (Medium Format Film) - http://www.contaxrental.com/

+ Canon EOS-1V (35mm Film) - https://amzn.to/2HcOEWb

+ Canon 5d Mark iii (Digital) - https://amzn.to/2z1KSdX

+ Canon 5d Mark ii (Digital) - https://amzn.to/2AXuLPN

+ Sony a6000 (Digital/BTS Video) - https://amzn.to/2PMMyBH

+ DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone: https://amzn.to/2JUcyWq

Lenses

+ Carl Zeiss 80mm f2.0 - http://www.contaxrental.com/

+ Canon 50mm f1.2 - https://amzn.to/2FfwWm6

+ Canon 70-200mm f2.8 - https://amzn.to/2T0pmym

+ Canon 50mm f1.4 - https://amzn.to/2qG77RO

+ Hoya Macro Filter Set for Carl Zeiss 80mm - https://amzn.to/2LAitEg

+ Sony 16mm f2.8 - https://amzn.to/2JZVsqd

+ Sony 35mm f1.8 - https://amzn.to/2FrUvID

Film

+ Fuji 400 - https://amzn.to/2LAAi6m

+ Portra 800 - https://amzn.to/2PWSeqd

+ Ilford 3200 - https://amzn.to/2JEv8DV

+ Fuji 400 35mm - https://amzn.to/2JvvyMv

Flashes

+ Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite Flash - https://amzn.to/2YjyRKT

+ Canon 580EX Speedlite Flash - https://amzn.to/2Yo3T4t

Other Accessories

+ Sekonic L-358 Light Meter - https://amzn.to/2JwIm5k

+ CF Cards - https://amzn.to/2Jx9ZuY

+ SD Cards - https://amzn.to/2VTZPvb

+ Memory Card Holder - https://amzn.to/2VSR5pb

+ Rolling Camera Bag - https://amzn.to/2PWYbDA

+ Sony a6000 water housing - https://amzn.to/2PPmRQF

+ Sony microphone - https://amzn.to/2T2pLk7

Computers

+ Macbook Pro 18” - https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/

+ MSI GS65 Stealth - https://amzn.to/2HcNXfq

Editing Software

+ Indie Film Lab - https://www.indiefilmlab.com/

+ Lightroom Classic CC - https://www.adobe.com/

+ Illustrator CC - https://www.adobe.com/

+ InDesign CC - https://www.adobe.com/


Hopefully this information is helpful for you, whether you’re a new film photographer trying to decide on gear, or an established one thinking about upgrading a thing or two. We love all our gear!