Saturday, April 11, 2015

Newbie Photographer Wishlist Update 5

Photography equipment and wants is an ever growing list for me! I suppose one great way to look at it is that this is a "hobby that pays for the hobby!" My last update post on my wants can be found here.  I shared my original  "wishlist" of things I would like for my photography hobby and the first update and the second update soon followed.

This wishlist in my mind is wedding themed. After I did my first wedding this past March and attended a wedding, I honed in on my next items if you will. Photographing a wedding is an entire "beast" on to itself and professional photographers recommend equipment. Now, I don't know how far I want to commit to wedding photography because it was a lot of work, but it was fun and a great experience. I am working on a blog post about my first wedding this weekend so be on the look out!
  1. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
I drooled over this lens at my friend's wedding. The second shooter was working with this bad boy and was getting the distance shots. According to Amazon reviews this lens does not have an image stabilizer and doesn't work well indoors lighting (needs an external flash). This would be the most expensive lens I have bought to date. It costs more than my camera. Again, as a hobbyist, this is a big deal investment and may not happen in the end. A girl can dream right?

2. External Flash Attachment

Primarily this would be used to take better pictures indoors. If I shoot in manual mode I can adjust my camera settings, but shooting indoors can be difficult. (Practice, practice, practice) At the wedding I photographed while I was taking pictures, someone turned off the lights during one of the dances. I totally caught me off guard and I have to quickly change settings. It wasn't a big deal. I got the pictures I needed. I just wonder what my pictures would look like comparably with this flash. Obviously, this would be something I would need to learn how to use as well. 

3. Extra battery- never have just one battery. Apparently, this is in the wedding photographer bible. Can you imagine what would happen if your battery died during the event?! Holy crap. This is the cheapest thing on my wishlist at the moment. I know if I do another wedding, I will buy this ASAP. I can work without the other two wants.....but I don't want to risk it.

4. Extra SD card- I have a cheap backup SD card that I bought on black Friday, but my Hubby says it has a slow speed or something. I have something at least in case my card fills up. I took 1,300 pictures at my first wedding so I know a full card can happen. Yes, I could go through and deleted the bad ones on site, but then that would waste the battery. Do you see the connection between number three and number four?

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