If you want to start your photography business especially in wedding niche than you should know some lists and recommendation of cheap professional camera for wedding photographer that you can buy.
As we know that having a camera and lenses is ain’t cheap even it costs thousand of dollars without any promise of your success. Due ti this situation some people don’t want to be a photographer but others are not. If this thing don’t make you down and you still wanna be a photographer than I hope my recommendation today will inspire you as well.
Dear photographer my name is Bima and thank you for stopping by, I develop my studio since 2008 and focusing on wedding and portrait niche. I could say I try various of photography niche before I decide to be a wedding photographer but for me, there is no one better day rather than become a wedding photographer.
Could You Start ‘Ur Photographer Career by Having Cheap and Used Gears?
Yes sure…why not!
Photography is an art and gears are just tools so the most important thing in this business is not the gears but selling your self as the professional and surely your works. If you have a deep pocket than you can buy brand new camera for sure even it costs thousand of dollar doesn’t include your marketing and education cost. But if you just started to become a wedding photographer at the very first time than I could suggest you these 2 (two) things:
- All gears are SAME so don’t be a gears fanatics at your first time photographer career
- Using CHEAP and USED camera gears are still OK
Back in 2008 and when I starting my photography studio my mom bought me a brand new one Canon EOS 400D or we called as Canon Rebel. I got the kit lens 18-55mm f3.5 – 5.6 on this camera and in the next few years I got 17-40mm f4 L and 70-200mm f2.8 L. All my L series is big investment but I buy only medium level camera than I can afford to work, lately I know using cheap or used camera and gears are still fine to work cause the most important thing is myself and artworks.
Lists of Cheap Professional Camera for Wedding Photographer (Honest Review)
Each gears that I’m gonna mentioned below are my personal recommendation, it means I ever used all these gears back few years ago to shoot wedding and portrait. I could say if you looking for cheap professional camera for wedding photographer than all of these gears are still reliable for sure.
So check these out!
When I shoot an engagement session back few years ago I using this old Canon EOS 60D with 24-70mm f2.8 L series lens. The most amazing experience by using this used camera under US$400 is it comes with a nice LCD that you can flip so you can shoot with uncommon angle. Now take a look for the result below.
Honestly it was a mirror reflection photo, you could see the green mirror frames and I ask my bride to put her hand on her fiancee’s neck.
This legendary full frame camera gear was awesome, it shoots slow but colour and result are still amazing. I bring this stuff to Maldives while I shoot for engagement session in such beautiful resort called Lux* Maldives.
When I shoot on this frame I use Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 70-200mm f2.8 L series lens than everything you see here is come through 100% available light. When you see in more detail on my couple’s face, there is orange and yellow colour and it comes directly from the sunset light and it was beautiful!
When I check about this camera, seems to be really rare so if you want to buy this beast for your own may choosing the Nikon D800E will be better. I bring my 50mm f1.4 on this camera and got superb images on sunset golden time in nice wooden bridge spot around Jakarta Indonesia.
I love available and here I still using the most gorgeous sunset light, so when you see on the background sea view, those water reflection in yellow colour aare directly from the sunset light too, it’s amazing!
Just to make a short lists of the gears so I’m gonna give all the lists that I ever used below:
- Canon EOS 60D
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Nikon D800E
- 24-70mm f2.8 L series lens
- 70-200mm f2.8 L series lens
- Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens
See This Post on Youtube
I know that some of you are love to see class or gears review like this on video so I also put my honest gears review on youtube below,
I really hope that you got an inspiration about cheap professional camera for wedding photographer now, simple thing that you need to know is you could start your photography business with cheap and used camera gears. The most important thing on this business are you and your artworks and let the world know that you are a good person for capturing moments.
So please stay tune for what I’ve got here and I will regularly share photography tips here in my blog, when you want to ask something simply write your question below, lets keep in touch and see you in my next story!