Favored Brand: Canon
You know how you know you’re kicking @$$ and taking names in the wild world of wedding photography? You go by one freaking name.
But none have reached the one-nameness of the legendary Yervant, who is by default, the Bono/Cher/Beyonce of wedding photography.
And oh yeah, the Australian-Armenian (or is it Armenian-Australian?) Yervant has both an awesome personality and off-the-charts photographic skills.
Check out homeboy’s skill:
Now, it was actually more difficult than I thought to track down exactly what Yervant was using, until I stumbled onto Canon’s Australia site.
Yervant’s main camera body is the Canon EOS 1d Mark IV. In his own words:
“This is my favourite camera. The extra weight is an advantage to minimise shake, it’s better balanced than the 5D when I hold it, and the colour reproduction looks 3-dimensional.”
Yervant’s favorite lens is the Canon 50mm f/1.2 L-series prime. About it, he said this:
“This is a beautiful lens. If I only owned one lens this would be it.”
Editor’s Note: The Canon 50mm f/1.2 is probably the most popular lens in the world for top-dollar wedding photographers, including Yervant, Jose Villa, and Jasmine Star. That makes sense, given its beautiful image quality and amazing construction. As a side note, it also tends to have extremely high resale value. However, if you can’t swing the money, the 50mm f/1.4 will give you 90% of the quality for 20% of the price.
Yervant also uses the 5D Mark II, occasionally for video. In terms of lenses, aside from the 50mm f/1.2, he is a very big fan of the Canon 14mm f/2.8, and the 24-105mm f/4 zoom.
Bottom line, if you want to shoot like Yervant, I wouldn’t go crazy buying new gear like the $5,000+ 1D M4. Instead, I’d pick up that affordable 50mm f/1.4 ASAP to get those dreamy, sharp subject with blurry background lifestyle images, and a great educational book like Jose Villa’s stunning Fine Art Wedding Photography.
source: Canon Australia