As for your camera question, of course it's good enough. What's more important is the lens and flash, and learn to shoot in RAW and post-process. If you have a D3X or a D3000/D5000 your pictures will still suck if you don't have skills. Chances are, a wedding guest with photography skills will take better photos with his cellphone cam.
If your skills are good, then you can do well. Stop being a gearhead.
get a decent like sb600 1st.
it will change the way u take pic.
sorry then get better lens, especially big aperature len like the 35mm f1.8
Stirring up emotions with pics - cyliew
look at the life cycle of DSLR, most of them have less than 3 years will be replace by newer models. you can walk in to any shops to buy the most latest and most awesome camera, it will make you look like a pro photographer instantly.
but skills need to time to build up, at least a few years if you shoot a lot (two or three times a week), and to be truth, not all people are good in this area even they had tired very hard.
So, there is no reason for you to get a most awesome, tok gong, no horse run, OMG camera now, even you are going to shoot a wedding tomorrow.
dont put me in the examples ( i never quote myself in the example i gave), i am saying considered all the drivers are f1 trained, and schumacher is driving van, will he still win?? u all got to understand, u are not the only photographer around, u must stand out from the rest in order to survive. Yes i believe skills do play an important part but what good if u can only use mediocore camaras that can never give good quality images? I had tried some digital camaras, no matter how i take, the quality of the images sucks, so many pixelated dots or the image is not clear at all or blurry, so with this type of camara, will a pro will a very good skillset create quality photo images???
Last edited by SuccessEnroute; 13th August 2009 at 12:33 PM.
here is one thread using p&s..
you want to see more p&s wedding photos, i can dig...
thanks, i had saw the thread liao... alot of good photos
I support you all the way man. Live your dreams. Go for it man! Go for gold, go for the best!
Gear you need:
D3x as main cam
D700 as backup cam
135 f/2 DC (if you can find it)
2x SB900 with lightstands. Several Diffusers (several kinds)
Gitzo with Markins head.
This should be sufficient for the time being.
PS. Sell me your D5000 leh. Got discount or not?
Last edited by daredevil123; 13th August 2009 at 01:07 PM.
If this is what you think then the D5000 probably isn't good enough for you.
Be it D5000 or top of the line camera, each got their pro and cons.
- If you images don't turn out good maybe you can comfort yourself that the camera isn't good enough for your skills.
- If your images turn out well liked, people will acknowledge your skills more readily since you are using entry level camera
- Fellow gear heads will ridicule you for using an entry level camera.
- As you said it make give you a bad image as your customer thinks you are short changing them.
Top of the line equipment
- It makes you look pro, makes you feel good and gears heads will respect you.
- Pro equipment may make your job easier
- If you images don't turn out well, people may ridicule for not being able to deliver despite using Pro equipment.
if u're really serious about asking for help, dont just get upset when they dont say the things u want to hear. to be fair, u ask for comments and they give it according to their understanding and definitely not here to be kwai lan with u.
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