How to photograph Wedding Photographer

This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph professionals and Wedding Photographer. As always, when taking pictures of people there are things to think about and below you will also find both camera and lens recommendations.

When trying to capture certain professionals you want the picture and the surroundings to say something, showing the audience that this is a Wedding Photographer and not something completely different. Perhaps the Wedding Photographer has an enviroment that you can clearly connect to their profession. A baker has his bakery, a pilot his cockpit and so on.

A professional portrait does not have to be a direct portrait, and if you are photographing the Wedding Photographer - just let him or her work as usual and you will try to capture them in their everyday life as Wedding Photographer? Of course, you can combine the editorial pictures with more portrait like pictures to get a complete coverage of the Wedding Photographer.

When taking editorial pictures it is really nice to have either a wide angle (such as 14-24 or 16-35mm) or a normal zoom lens (24-70mm etc). That will give you a lot of coverage in most situations and enviroments.

Moving on to the portraits it is really nice to use lenses with a maximum aperture value around f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.8 or f/2. When using lenses like this you can really make the eyes or details to pop out and be sharp and crisp while the rest of the image can be a bit blurry. And this can both be normal prime lenses (as 35mm/f1.4, 50mm/f1.8 etc) as well as telephoto prime lenses (such as 85/f1.8, 105/f2.8 etc).

And remember, it is always worth getting a bit uncomfortable in order to get the best picture of the Wedding Photographer. Ask the Wedding Photographer if you can join them for a working day, no matter where and in what surroundings. Dare to get a bit dirty and your clients will definately appreciate the effort afterwards.

Best cameras for photographing Wedding Photographer

Perhaps you already have a camera but here are some popular camera alternatives that might be suitable for photographing professionals and Wedding Photographer.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark III Canon EOS 1D X Mark III
Released: 2020
Type: DSLR
Sensor: Full frame
Canon EOS Rebel T8i Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Released: 2020
Type: DSLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Released: 2016
Type: DSLR
Sensor: Full frame
Nikon Z6 II Nikon Z6 II
Released: 2020
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: Full frame
Nikon D5 Nikon D5
Released: 2016
Type: DSLR
Sensor: Full frame

Best lenses for photographing Wedding Photographer

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Wedding Photographer. You can also view all of our lenses or start by selecting your camera and then see which lenses that are compatible.

Canon EF 28mm f/1,8 USM Canon EF 28mm f/1,8 USM
Released: 1995
Wide Angle Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length: 28 mm
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1,4 E ED
Released: 2016
Telephoto Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,4
Focal Length: 105 mm
Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1,8 G Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1,8 G
Released: 2012
Wide Angle Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length: 28 mm
Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM
Released: 1992
Telephoto Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,8
Focal Length: 85 mm
Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1,4 G Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1,4 G
Released: 2013
Normal Lens, no zoom (prime)
Aperture: f/1,4
Focal Length: 58 mm

Images of other professionals

Here are a few images of professionals that might inspire you. Perhaps these can give you ideas on how to best photograph your Wedding Photographer? Click on the image you want to know more about. Each image has information with which camera and lens they were shot and with which settings.

An asian teacher is educating her students in the forest See camera and lens details
1/200s  150mm  f/4,5

Sound producer at his mixing table See camera and lens details
1/25s  17mm  f/2,8

Portrait of a female CEO See camera and lens details
1/160s  105mm  f/9

Canon photographer with his Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 IS USM telephoto lens See camera and lens details
1/320s  135mm  f/5,6

Hotel Receptionist is answering the phone See camera and lens details
1/80s  48mm  f/2,8

A buffalo farmer is plowing a wet field See camera and lens details
1/1250s  85mm  f/2,8

A software developer is coding on his Macbook Pro See camera and lens details
1/50s  35mm  f/1,4

Chef in his workspace - the restaurant kitchen See camera and lens details
1/20s  24mm  f/4

DJ with a tattoo on his forearm at his Pioneer mixer table See camera and lens details
1/25s  35mm  f/1,4

Teaching in front of her class and students are raising their hands See camera and lens details
1/125s  70mm  f/3,2

Soldier is hiding behind some rubble See camera and lens details
1/1000s  85mm  f/2,8

A dentist is examing a male patient See camera and lens details
1/60s  56mm  f/4,5

Carpenter is using a grinder to cut some metal See camera and lens details
1/100s  20mm  f/5,6

A fisherman is heading out in the morning and laying out his nets See camera and lens details
1/400s  220mm  f/11

Computer specialist at his repair studio See camera and lens details
1/160s  105mm  f/9