I will attend to a wedding ceremony on the next weekend. However I'm an unofficial photographer I would like to use the right gear to optimize my work. I have the 700D body and the following equipment.
- EF-S 10-22
- EF 50 f/1.8
- EF 70-200 f/2.8L
- EF-S 18-55 IS STM
- EF 100L macro
- Speedlite 430 II
Considering I would like to spare weight, what combination would you use?
Thanks for advice
Hi Helios and welcome to CR!
First of all I would think about this:
As an unofficial photographer you should think about what, where and when you want to take pictures.
Sometimes and in some situations it is disturbing, annoying or just not welcome or allowed to take pictures. For example during the wedding ceremony inside the church. Here I am always very sensitive.
If you are unsure about this, please just ask the bride and groom or the one that is doing the planning.
If all that is settled concentrate on what you want to achieve. For example taking pictures of the location or the guest having a good time, etc.
When it comes to “how to” and technique, I think there are a lot of threads here already and you only got to do some search.
Concerning gear, I would rely on what you know well, so you feel save. No need to rent or buy something. Looking at your list of gear I (and that’s only my humble opinion) would recommend the following: Less is better:
700D body Of course! Don't forget spare batteries - loaded
EF-S 10-22 Yes. You will need a wide angle lens.
EF 50 f/1.8 yes, maybe. Good for portraits with APS-C and good aperture for low light in the evening.
EF 70-200 f/2.8L No. Really good lens, but too bulky/heavy and too conspicuous. No stealth mode possible.
EF-S 18-55 IS STM No. Of course a good allrounder, but with a little moving around, you can do anything with the 10-22, 50 and 100L.
EF 100L macro yes. Good lens for stealth portraits of the guests from a distance. And even with f2.8 quite okay in the evening as for the HIS. Don't forget to use the focus limiter at 0.5m - infinity, to have fast AF.
Speedlite 430 II If flash is allowed, of course. But note, that the best pictures I took at weddings were at available light. So be careful with using flashlight.
And most important: have fun and don’t forget to party and dance