have been using professional Nikon digital cameras for
over four years. I made the switch in a flash when I
saw that digital technology surpassed conventional 35mm
wedding photographers now use digital cameras. However,
it is important to know if they are using Professional
cameras. There is a huge difference in a $1,000 prosumer
camera and a $5,000 professional camera. Trust nothing
but the best to capture your wedding day.
maintain a very rigorous protocol when handling your
digital images. There is never any possibility of a
catastrophe that could cause damage or loss to your
wedding day photos. As an added precaution, the digital
cards holding your photos are always kept on me personally
because there have been thefts of photographers' equipment
at weddings and receptions. When shooting with a conventional
film camera, the operator may have no idea that the
camera is malfunctioning. Additionally, the photo labs
frequently mishandle film which results in lost photos.
This type of loss is impossible with digital.
allows me to shoot without counting or worry about cost.
I typically shoot well over 1,000 frames during any
given wedding. It also allows me to see my results immediately
and adjust for the best exposure and composition.
good digital photographer is the master of his/her own
results. A film shooter is at the mercy of the photo
lab technician and if they want any special effects,
there will be additional scanning processes and of course
cost. Although many of my prints are black and white,
they are originally shot in full color. Converting to
black and white, sepia, or doing selective tinting is
far better done with digital. Touch-ups also are very
simply done when the images are captured digitally.
reprints is very simple with digital. Every print has
a unique number on the back that corresponds to its
file name. You will have an original copy of all your
photos on disk. Should anything happen to your disk,
not to worry. I maintain two separate achieves of your
and back-up equipment is a must. On the wedding day,
I am rarely seen without two cameras on me at all times.
This allows me quickly utilize cameras with different
lenses without having to pause to switch lenses. Also,
in the rare event of a failure or depleted battery,
I can quickly and uneventfully continue shooting with
the other camera. I have at least three cameras and
multiple lenses and flashes at the wedding.