It’s no secret that photography equipment does not come cheap, especially when we are talking about wedding or any other sort of commercial photography. That is because your clients deserve the best when they are paying to have something done, and if you don’t have the right equipment, then you run the risk of not producing great results.
One such piece of equipment that many beginner wedding photographers don’t think of getting are stabilized lenses. These come in handy way more than you’d think, especially when covering a wedding.
Great for Handheld Photos
Being a wedding photographer, you have to stay mobile. You can’t just attach your camera to a tripod and take photos like that the whole time. You need to move around and find the right angles, the right moments, and the right distance to take a photo from. For such handheld shooting, a stabilized lens or a stabilized camera body helps a lot when the lights are down and you need to use a slower shutter speed. Stability will also come in handy when you want to take multiple shots and stack them together with the help of an HDR software such as this one.
Great for Video
Covering a wedding event also entails making videos of the proceeding. In that situation, once again, it helps a lot to be able to move around and get some candid shots. You could use a gimbal, of course, to stabilize the video but that is not very practical sometimes. You may have only one camera that you’re using and attaching and detaching it to a gimbal may not be ideal at times. Here, stabilized lenses or bodies help a great deal.
Stabilized lenses are definitely more expensive than non-stabilized ones, but trust us when we tell you that this purchase will make a world of difference in your wedding photography quality.