Creative Gear

Discussion in 'Wedding and Event' started by ed_farmer, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. So . . . What's the piece of gear in your wedding bag of tricks that gets the creative juices flowing this year? What do you reach for when you want to produce something special?

    Yes, this is kind of open ended and ambiguous . . . While I AM looking for something new, I'm also trying to kick start a good conversation.
     
  2. generally it is my subject or the challenge that get my creativeness going. From there I choose the equipment that will produce the results. I know its probably not the answer your looking for but for me it is backwards to choose the equipment first then look for the subject.
     
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  3. For me it's my off camera lighting...but...getting to know the people and their personalities...and the area way before hand. I will always go to the church/venue weeks before at the time of day that i will be shooting just to come up with some ideas.
     
  4. The best piece of gear I can employ to create something special is my brain. Given the specifics of the coming wedding, where it will be held and when, I pre-plan some special shots for the client ... then go to the wedding prepared for it.

    This one was shot at a museum which was dark ... so I had powerful OC lighting with me. 097.jpg
     
  5. The best piece of gear I can employ to create something special is my brain. Given the specifics of the coming wedding, where it will be held and when, I pre-plan some special shots for the client ... then go to the wedding prepared for it.

    Absolutely right !

    Unfortunately nowadays many amateur and not in the last place wannabee 'professional ' photographers think that if they buy a lot of equipment, if possible with the highest specs possible, do some reading up of blogs by self proclaimed experts, and asking a few questions on the internet, they then will be/have the knowledge to consider themselves proficient/capable photograhers, and even capable of taking pictures that are good enough to in good conscience ask clients money for

    Sure, as PT Barnum alledgedly said 'there's a s****r born every minute', so money can always be asked even for bad pictures
    But that you are able to make that sale only shows you're a capable salesperson, not a capable photographer
    :)
     

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