Durban Wedding photographers |Professional Gear

In almost every beginner photographic text or seminar you will hear that the photographer makes the photograph, not the equipment. This is no doubt true, but one crucial factor in taking wedding photographs from good to great is quality gear. Here is a list of our wedding photography gear that we employ for our Durban or Johannesburg weddings. In addition to the main equipment listed below (click on an item for more information), there is a plethora of sundry accessories and support gear.

Our Camera Bodies:

Our studio uses the most up to date and high-performance camera bodies in order to facilitate the demands of a wedding day

  1. Primary camera body - Nikon D750
  2. Back-up camera body - Nikon D5500
  3. Video camera - Panasonic 4K GH4

Our Lenses

While the camera body is important, it is in fact the lenses that form the true arsenal of the wedding photographer. Tact sharpness, accurate colour reproduction and contrast are facilitated straight out of camera via quality lenses. Our lenses include:

  1. Nikon 70-200 mm F/2.8
  2. Nikon 24-70 mm F/2.8
  3. Nikon 85mm F/1.4
  4. Nikon 105mm F/2.8 
  5. Nikon 50mm F/1.4
  6. Tamron 35mm F/1.8

None of the glass mentioned here is cheap, it takes time to builld up your gear and you need to prioritise your purchases. Unlike other equipment though, good glass stands the test of time so you will most definitely yield a return on this investment.

Our Lighting

While many photographers swear by natural light photography, adding in artificial light can transform your photographs. Here are some of our location lighting equipment:

  1. Nikon SB910
  2. Nikon SB700
  3. Elinchrom Quadra Living Light set
  4. Elinchrom D-Lite RX4
  5. Elinchrom 135cm Octa softbox
  6. Elinchrom 56cm Quadra Octa
  7. Phottix 80 cm Easy up
  8. Pocketwizard transmitters: AC3 zone controller; 2 x FlexTT5FlexTT1

Studio Gear

Our fully equipped commercial studio in the south coast has everything a client would need whether it be a family, portrait, commercial, or product shoot. We have a collection of high-end Elinchrom lights and a multitude of light modifiers to cater to any desired look and theme.