I don’t think I’ve ever photographed a wedding without, at some point during the day, a guest coming up to me and asking me about my camera gear, or maybe just commenting on it. Lots of people, myself included, are interested in the latest technology and plenty of people are also interested in how they can take better photos.
The first thing that most professional photographers will tell you is that the camera is the least important thing when taking great photos. Having the best camera in the world will not, I guarantee, make you a good photographer. The way you become a better photographer is through practice and training. But as you get better and better at taking photographs with the kit you have, it’s only natural to want to upgrade it if it will help make your life easier. When a piece of gear can make your life easier, or help you take photos that you genuinely couldn’t take without that piece of gear, that is when it’s a worthwhile purchase, in my opinion.
If you are really interested in photography gear, and what you might need to take photos of a certain style or quality, then I really recommend you check out Shotkit. It has loads of features on photographers from lots of different genres, in which they detail the gear they use and why they use it. I’m very excited because today a feature on my photography and gear went live. Go check it out if you’re interested in the photography kit I use to create all the images you see here on my site.