"Sometimes people say weddings are always the same and it's just not true," he explains. "Every wedding is as unique as every couple."
The key kit that the pros use to take their photographs
A pioneering full-frame mirrorless camera that sets new standards. "I started working with mirrorless systems because it is the natural evolution of cameras," explains Fabio. "The chance to see how a photo will look before shooting is priceless. The colour fidelity of Canon cameras is so unique, and the result is a good photo even before the editing process."
Designed to perform in every situation, the EOS 5D Mark IV is beautifully engineered and a thoroughly accomplished all-rounder. "This is an amazing camera and one I can really rely on," says Fabio. "I've used it in the most extreme conditions, from freezing weather in Iceland to scorching temperatures in Lebanon, and it never missed a shot. The quality of the image was flawless every time in terms of sharpness and colour."
A true modern classic: a standard wide-angle lens beloved for its natural perspective, low-light capability and extraordinary optical performance. "This is my favourite lens," says Fabio. "It gives the perfect point of view. You can tell the story in a complete way. For situations where the conditions are perhaps not so good or the lighting is dim, like when the couples are getting ready, this lens is ideal. The 35mm is magic."
A professional short-telephoto lens, precision-made for low-light shooting and those situations where extremely shallow depth of field is required. "This lens allows me to get closer to the subject and to alternate the point of view," says Fabio.
The ultimate in fast aperture wide-angle lenses. A f/1.4 maximum aperture allows handheld shooting in low light. "I use this lens with the Canon EOS R for first dances and when the party is about to begin," explains Fabio. "It forces me to enter the scene and become part of the action."
A fast, lightweight, high-quality telephoto lens. "This is a lens of exceptional quality, one of my favourites," says Fabio. "I love to use it in photo sessions with the couple when I have a lot of space to compress the subject and the background, and I like the bokeh effect."
The Speedlite 600EX II-RT is engineered for fast frame rate shooting, and performs in the most demanding situations. "This is indispensable for certain parts of a wedding, such as the first dance," says Fabio. "My way of shooting is mainly based on the light that is available and I almost never intervene with additional or artificial lighting, but in situations where I want to be creative, it is a precious tool."
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