Equipment & Accessories / Basic location
The range of equipment and accessories used for each photographic shoot will depend on various factors such as location, lighting, time limitations and quality of desired image. Also the type of shoots being undertaken. Such as Press, Wedding, Studio (Still life & portraiture) and Sports photography should be thought about and the equipment and accessories therefore need to be carefully chosen accordingly.
For example the 35mm SLR is a small camera, which has the bonus of being able to change both the lenses and film with ease and speed. It is easy to handle and has the option of additional features such as a motor winder and a camera flashgun. These might be used in press and sports photography when the action may happen quickly and only a small window may be available for images to be recorded and a larger medium format camera would not be suitable. (Zoom lenses would be used if action were at various distances). A
The cameras do not tend to have light meters built in, in which case a hand held meter would be needed, although you may want to use a 35mm SLR to get a reading however the first is more practical. The 35mm negative would produce images of enough quality for newspaper print. It has no option but to be used with a sturdy tripod and must have a hand held light meter and cable release. When shooting in a press and sport style environment a fast film speed should be chosen. In studio practice you can link up various flashes and gain total control of the image and situation. The large format camera or Monorail camera has a 5x4 negative, which gives incredible detail and quality in its image but has the unfortunate downside of being big and clumsy. range finder camera would be suitable if the shoot was one of reportage candid work. The camera would most likely be used in conjunction with separate flash units in a studio environment. Or a standard 35mm camera with a wide-angle lens may do the job if action was shot indirectly. Although the medium format camera is portable it can become heavy over a long period of time and a tripod is almost always a necessity. Also instead of a tripod, a monopod might be used as floor space maybe in great demand. A telephoto or standard lens would be most commonly used in this portrait situation. The monorail camera has many movements and this allows the photographer total control over the image.