fotografiacoppola

fotografiacoppola

Lives in Australia Perth, Australia
Works as a Wedding Photographer
Joined on May 2, 2012
About me:

Fine wedding and portrait photographers based in Perth, Western Australia. check out our instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fotografiacoppola/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fotografiacoppola

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SRHEdD: I'd take a good eye with a crap camera over a crap eye with a good camera any day. At my wedding some years ago, I asked my university Photo II class students to show up and shoot away. They loved shooting for their teacher, and getting a few beers and a piece of cake for their efforts. You never saw so many K1000s in one place in your life. Alas, I've just moved in the past week and the album is packed away still or I'd scan a couple to post. They were an insightful, creative, and vastly different group of photos (and films), and we loved them all.

You must have been a good teacher with good pupils and 500 film weddings makes you a master! However, I still love what I do and having the camera gadgets and getting to use them is all part of the fun. I shoot as much for myself as for the bride. The passion translates to good work (or so I've been told) which makes for happy clients and as a result the money/checks keep coming. I agree it's not about the camera but most photographers do love love their gear, hence the term 'camera porn'. The capabilities of the right tool in the right hands does make a difference. For me Canon and Nikon are the right tools. My Oly on the other hand is my go to camera when I'm on holidays. small, light and still great IQ but its not a Canon (or Nikon). Of course I'm talking about Canon pro cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:04 UTC
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tkbslc: Better advice is just to pick a photographer with an extensive portfolio that appeals to you. If they've taken the kind of pictures you want in the past, they obviously know what gear to use for that.

That said, I'd bet most photographers with an extensive portfolio use Canon or Nikon FF....

double spot on!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:20 UTC
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Phileas Fogg: Typical blather by a person who thinks they know what they say but by such blather displays total ignorance.

This nonsense only aids in brides and grooms to maybe make improper choices of their photography.

FULL FORMAT CAMERA ???

If you erroneously feel a wedding photographer should shoot 35mm Full Frame, then get it right! But you'd only verify your ignorance.

I have shot professionally in one capacity or another since the mid 1980's. I used 645 MF and 35mm Film cameras for wedding and portraiture from then to 2004. I shot from 2004 to 2016 Canon APS-C and APS-H crop body DSLR's. None of my wedding and portrait clients ever complained for me not having a 35mm FF camera.

Today Tiffani I shoot exclusively Olympus m4/3rds cameras and my opinion which is much better than yours Tiffani as I have been a pro shooter for 30 damn years, my Olympus m4/rds cameras can give me as good imagery and results than any Canikon cameras.

I suggest that you correct you editorial.

I have both Oly m4.3rds gear with the best glass and ditto on the Canon side. While I love my Oly it doesnt suit my style of wedding photography. In a nutshell its just too slow to respond. I miss shots that I would otherwise get with my canon and the IQ in low light just isnt as good when it comes to noise and sharpness. Perhaps one day they will give Canon and Nikon a run but today is not that day. Mind you, Sony is catching up!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
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Mr R Adams: I don't think the camera makes the photographer - a bad photographer can own any camera.

However; I would rather my excellent photographer turn up with a D5 or 1D. These are still the fastest, most accurate and reliable cameras on the market. The also have the biggest range of glass and lighting tech. Dual card slots, drop proof bodies. It all matters for a once in a lifetime day.

totally agree. well said. 'once in a lifetime day' is the key here. No second chances.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
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SRHEdD: I'd take a good eye with a crap camera over a crap eye with a good camera any day. At my wedding some years ago, I asked my university Photo II class students to show up and shoot away. They loved shooting for their teacher, and getting a few beers and a piece of cake for their efforts. You never saw so many K1000s in one place in your life. Alas, I've just moved in the past week and the album is packed away still or I'd scan a couple to post. They were an insightful, creative, and vastly different group of photos (and films), and we loved them all.

You were lucky. As a pro wedding photographer I hear horror stories all the time from brides who got a friend or other 'enthusiast' to shoot their wedding. Weddings are unique in that a photographer needs to know about dealing with people at weddings just as much as he/she does about his/her camera. All the professional wedding photographers I know use either Canon or Nikon. You can use something else but a successful wedding photographer can afford the right tool for the right job and that is usually either Canon or Nikon. In the studio or for landscape or food or products or architecture the tool might be different. I have lots of 'pro' cameras from mirrorless to medium format and none come close to handling like my Canon 1D and 5D series in the fast paced world of wedding photography. That has been my experience in nearly 700 weddings to date.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
On article Shooting with the Leica M9-P (620 comments in total)
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Bevardis: Rangefinder system is outdated? Please, with some training you can be just as fast as any SLR lens, if not even faster. And also >100% viewfinder is such an amazing thing.

Taking pictures with RFs is nothing like SLR in many respects- not better, not worse, but just so different.

It is such a shame no affordable camera exists.... Even at $9000 M9 body offers inferior performance to entry level DSLRs for $500. Solution- do the film and dream of Canonet D :)

Go Canonet! I still have mine!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2012 at 11:17 UTC
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Elinas: Cool... so the day that they will decide to make Camera raw available for the Fuji X-Pro1, this means I will need to buy CS6...

It wont work 'swimmingly' because ACR6.7 wont edit "process 2012". You can view and do some minor changes, but you don't get the full set of controls. So you are forced to downgrade the LR4 edited files to "process 2010". It's very annoying for any serious workflow. For most people CS5 and even CS4 and CS3 do most of what they need. Having to upgrade and pay hundreds or even thousands of $$ just to get the next raw conversion process is immoral! I agree one should pay for a revised major version of the ACR plugin, perhaps the same as an LR upgrade? Personaly, as a professional, I don't like using the LR4 workflow. I like the Bridge/ACR/PS workflow. But I want the LATEST ACR Process version and to get that I now have to pay over $1200 to upgrade my CS5 to CS6, yet there is nothing in CS6 that I need. Adobe know what their doing... LR4 is good, but it misses the mark for some pro's such as myself otherwise I would switch to LR4 which is way cheaper than Bridge/ACR/PS.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 17:46 UTC
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