So I figured it's time to do a "What's in the Bag" blog post. This post will show you the three lenses I would use for something like a wedding.
First off. let's not forget the camera body. I shoot with the Canon 5D Mark III, and I am in love with it. I go back to my old Rebel and I just can't believe the difference. Everything about it is different, better, and wonderful.
Of course, the Rebel was a great camera. I still have it and I am planning on selling it to someone who wants to explore photography deeper! It was my first, and it brought me through the first year Yas Photography. It's been loved but needs to move on :)
Now, lens #1: This is a Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 zoom lens. You will need this to get shots from the back of the aisle, from far away, from an attendee's vantage point.
Canon 16-35 mm
Now, this is a 16-35 mm Canon wide angle lens. It is amazing and you will need this for group shots, table shots, or portraits when you want to get that chic, wide-angle portrait shot of the bride. It's also great for small spaces such as a bridal prep room.
And the nifty-fifty...Ahh. I've had my times with this lens. This is a cheap, great to start with, portrait lens. While the previous 2 lenses are good for zoom and wide angle, this one is good for portraits of like, up to 3-4 people. The wide aperture (1.8!) is great for low light and creating really great depth of field/bokeh. This lens kind of sucked on a crop camera with a poor sensor. But it does amazing on a great body like the Mark III, and for a low price. Also, it's really light which is a plus (compare to the 70-200 mm above which weighs like 20 pounds!!)
Canon 50 mm f1.8
Now that concludes this blog post. I think I'll do a post later on about other things in my bag (flashes, hotshoe stuff, etc).