Wedding and event photography: Fuji X-T3 settings

Any of you who happened to own a Fujifilm X-T3 and would like to make your mark in either wedding or event photography might want to check out this article. I am about to show you what settings I put the X-T3 in before I take off for a shoot.

What are my settings optimized for?

Understand that all gigs where you work on a wedding shoot or an event shoot necessitate a couple of important things. In both wedding and event photography what is extremely important to get is the moment. It is the priority above all things. Therefore, my camera settings prioritize getting that moment recorded and also make it so that none of the technical aspects can get in the way of concentrating on that elusive shot. Also bear in mind that we are looking at the event and not pre shoots (something that is whole other ball game. Especially for weddings)

A brief word on lenses

In the Fuji line of lenses it is important that you bare in mind that, for me, at a wedding or event I only need the X-T3 and the fujinon 50-140mm f/2.8 zoom lens and nothing else. Besides that and a B-Cam sporting the Fujinon 18-55 f/2.8-4.0. I basically can get everything I need. The 50-140mm is the perfect zoom to get all the framing I need and stay out of the way.

Other things to mention

  • These settings assume that no flash is used. At any wedding we are just the odd man there, therefore, I do not like to disturb. I omit flash and try to shoot in silent mode as much as possible.
  • I always record fine+RAW offering my clients a quick fix and the possibility to come back to me with an index number to purchase untouched pictures afterward. For the jpegs I use Pro neg. Hi. I find that it gets the client excited about what is to come and offers great on sight preview files as well.
  • All other settings will be found on my tutorial in the video above. Enjoy!!


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