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Inside My Digicam Bag | Teun Bakker

Hello, I’m Teun and I’ve been working as knowledgeable wedding ceremony photographer within the Netherlands since 2012. I’m an enormous fan of spontaneous and completely satisfied pictures with an occasional contact of humour.

On wedding ceremony days I wish to mix in with the visitors whereas I’m trying to find the moments that inform the story of that day. I like {couples} who embrace {that a} wedding ceremony day is all about household, associates and connection and understand that it’s okay when issues go somewhat in another way than supposed.

Capturing these moments is nice enjoyable and I’m grateful to have the ability to make a dwelling doing simply this.

Moments or interactions can occur in a cut up second and I’ve at all times made selections with my gear that assist me seize these moments in one of the best ways. I’m not loyal to any model and have used a number of manufacturers of cameras and lenses over time. After I substitute my gear I determine on what’s the greatest and most cost-effective for my type of taking pictures.

What has remained constant is my use of a 35mm plus 85mm lens mixture, with only one or two different lenses for backup functions.


I at the moment use two Canon EOS R6 our bodies and so they’re an absolute pleasure to make use of. Autofocus is fast, correct, and constant, which is essential to me. They’re additionally very dependable in low lighting, which is usually what we work with at wedding ceremony events. The truth that they’ve simply twenty megapixels is okay by me as I’ve by no means felt the necessity for extra decision and the small recordsdata make the method of enhancing a pleasure.


I’ve simply 4 lenses, two of which dwell in my bag as backups. The 2 different lenses are just about fastened to my digicam our bodies and these are the Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 Macro IS STM and Canon RF 85mm F/2.0 Macro IS STM. I’ve by no means owned top-of-the-line lenses at all times selecting the wise, extra budget-friendly choices which work properly for me. These two lenses are gentle, sharp and quick-focusing and do what I need them to do.

My different two lenses are a Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM and a Canon EF 16-35mm F/4L IS USM (with an adapter). These lenses cowl the focal lengths I would like in case one in all my prime lenses fails. After I do use them, it’s principally throughout wedding ceremony events the place I’m in the course of the motion on the dancefloor and a wide-angle lens offers higher outcomes.


Throughout the day I wish to shoot with out a flash as a lot as potential, however when evening comes and the celebration kicks in, I’m going all-out with flash images. I exploit 4 distant flashes within the corners of the dancefloor, triggers on my cameras and one other flash on prime of those.

My important flash is a Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash. I like this as my on-camera flash as a result of it’s fairly compact, dependable, doesn’t overheat simply, and nonetheless packs sufficient energy for my functions.

For my triggers and off-camera flashes, I’ve at all times used the Phottix model. The principle cause was – and nonetheless is – that their Phottix Strato II set off has 4 group buttons that permit distant flashes to be turned on or off with a single click on plus it could possibly assist the on-camera flash.  This manner I can use each my on-camera flash and distant flashes collectively or selectively flip them on or off tremendous rapidly. I exploit Phottix Juno flashes as my off-camera flashes due to their built-in radio set off and confirmed reliability.


A number of years in the past I bought a Holdfast Moneymaker twin digicam strap and now I ponder how I ever did with out this piece of equipment. It’s extraordinarily comfy and it seems badass (not solely unimportant!).

As a backpack, I exploit a Lowepro Flipside 300. It’s precisely large enough for the additional stuff I like to hold with me at a marriage, whereas nonetheless being compact and comfy to hold round for an extended interval. I truly by no means put my cameras in my backpack as they’re connected to my Moneymaker and that doesn’t go away my physique through the day.

On the finish of the marriage, I stow my cameras away in a Naneu Correspondent C700 bag.


I’ve 4 LumoPro LP605 gentle stands and my off-camera flashes are completely connected to them. They’re extraordinarily compact and so they prolong to a peak that fits me. I’ll admit that over time they’ve been kicked over throughout events just a few instances and that’s one thing that won’t have occurred with greater or heavier gentle stands. I’m keen to simply accept that trade-off as they’re so small, gentle and straightforward to hold.

{Hardware} & Software program

I’ve at all times been a Home windows person and am somewhat little bit of a tech-nerd, so I’ve constructed my very own customized PC for photograph enhancing. Adobe Lightroom is the one and solely piece of software program I exploit to cull and edit my pictures. I’ve created my very own preset that retains evolving ever so barely, with a constantly vibrant and contrasty look.

Closing Phrases

One factor I completely love about being a marriage photographer within the Netherlands is the contact with different wedding ceremony photographers. In essence, we’re in competitors however being a part of such a heat neighborhood of photographers we frequently share information, advocate one another when somebody is already booked and generally simply assist one another out so in some ways! |

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