So I’m going to start a new little section here on the blog. I’m excited about it because it seems every weekend I’m at a wedding I usually approached by a friend or family member who has recently invested in a new camera and wants to talk photography.
I love to talk about photography, not so much the technical aspects, but the spirit and meaning behind the images. I love looking back at my work from and remembering the events that lead up to a particular exposure. What was the weather like, why where they laughing, who is that in the background?
I always tell my clients, I can’t remember what I did yesterday, but I can always remember what was happening the second I pressed that shutter and captured, for eternity, that brief moment in time. It’s truly the most rewarding job in the world. Legacies, are captured in still images….
Well, I digress, so anyway at my weddings I’m always asked why my images look the way they do. Is it my camera, I shoot with a 1D MK III or 5D MK II, is it my lens? I say no to all of these questions… it really isn’t the camera, it isn’t the lens, it isn’t the flash, it isn’t the photographer and I don’t use Photoshop!… It’s all of it put together!!
My equipment is nothing more then the tools I use to create my images. My cameras are chosen for specific reasons and for the type of events I photograph, but I can and do use lesser cameras with great success. Each piece of equipment has strength and weaknesses. As a professional, it’s my responsibility to know these and how to get the most out of the equipment for my client.
If you read my blog, you know I went to Disney with my family for a week back in March, as part of that trip I took two different camera’s with me. My beloved 1D MK III, and my Canon G10. There is a $3500 price difference between these two camera’s.
I’m going to be posting a series of photos that were taken with these camera’s to show how you can take great images with a cheap point-n-shoot and how you can take great images with one of the best camera’s on the market today.
For starters, here is a shoot from Walt Disney World, taken of the Castle that would be great for promotional ad. Can you tell me what camera took this shot? 1D or G10? Get it right and WIN a FREE session!
Submit your answer by emailing INFO@JesseReich.com Subject: Blog Contest
What did I use?