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#1 Herman

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:05 AM

I was approached by the groom's mother (friend of ours) with the request if I could take some photos during the wedding ceremony to be held next week Monday. Thank heavens there's an official photographer as well otherwise I would really have felt the pressure... Intend using the comination(s) D50 + Nikkor 70~200VR f/2.8 and my D300 + Nikkor 24 f/1.4. Any tips appreciated! Herman

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:42 AM

Since there is an "official" photographer, I would concentrate on candids of the guests and bridal party.  Assuming you were invited as a guest you should expect to be able to enjoy the festivities as well.  When I shoot as a guest at the wedding I stay out of the way of the photographer and rarely shoot the group or individual poses that he/she creates.  I also often shoot the photogs at work and share that with them.  Lighting is always and issue and flash is useful.  Check with the photogs if you plan to use remote flash to make sure you are not using the same channels/groups that they are.  (Assuming they use Nikon ;) )  There may be special guests that the grooms Mom wants pix of, check with her on that.  Photogs here sometimes get terse with amatuers so introduce yourself and assure them that you will be out of their way.  Remember you are a guest, so enjoy yourself, but not too much as wine and cameras don't mix well :wacko: .

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:44 AM

Inside or outside wedding?  Does she have photo's in mind that she wants you to get?

Take the tripod, extra cards, extra batteries, flash

 

I've done two weddings this year and I was so stressed.  Try to relax and just do what you love doing!


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

@Cliff: Good advise. My wife & I were actually invited as guests. @Donna: It will mainly be an inside event. Will need to get extra info still... Thank you both! Herman

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

Might want to ask the mom to clarify her intent as there is an official photographer. She might just want a few shots, family event thing, and she is not good with a camera.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

Thanks Dennis, intend to discuss further. Herman

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:56 PM

You will do a great job as always. Love the fact that u are using Da 50....Nikon D50 that is.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for the encouragement, PJ! Da D50... never needed a firmware upgrade... Herman

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:43 PM

Yep..no firmware was ever thought of, needed or applied. Da 50..Nikon D50 that is..still cute as my PJ guys will say.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:37 PM

Good luck, Herman.  Hope it goes smoothly for you! 


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

Agree with Cliff -- just enjoy the shoot, and remember that they can't sue you if you're not being paid (IMO, the worst thing about wedding shoots is the liability you incur if the client [or the client's mom, dad, grandma, whoever...] doesn't like your work).

 

I simply don't take on weddings as the primary photographer -- ever!!! I leave that to those who have a passion for it.

 

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:42 AM

Well to be honest... I'm not so chuffed anymore! Wedding photography is NOT my thing!!! Got very frustrated to say the least and... thank heaven's I wasen't the "official" photographer. My attempt... Herman

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:12 AM

These look fine to me, Herman.  What a pretty bride.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:57 AM

What you posted looks good.  


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

Thanks Donna, but its the rest I'm very unhappy about. I eventually only used the D300 + 24mm (equiv.35mm) f/1.4 lens.

I did not use a flash as I wanted the colours as natural as possible. At the evening party, I set the lens to f/1.4, ISO-800, wb comp +0.3 and light metering center-weighted.

The error I had made was an incorrect setting pertaining to auto-focus. I had set it to 51 points (nearest focus)! Ugghhh, I should never have set it to the latter as the camera i.e. would focus on a nearby guest, chair, etc with the result that the bride & groom were out of focus.

Needless to say, I can kick myself for not observing this at the time of taking the shots. Guess I got too side-tracked during the event...

 

Wedding photographers.... I have much respect for your abilities. Certainly not my cup of tea!

 

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:26 AM

I find shooting inside hard.  Especially after dark.  I had to use flash at the last wedding I did.  Some shots were usable others were not.  I don't deviate from my comfort zone with camera setting when inside either.  If I play around with my settings, I am usually wrong.  I get it where I like it and leave it.  Maybe with time I will be more comfortable and knowledgeable, but right now I do what I know.  And I pretty much stuck to one lens once it get darker.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

Good job on these..I agree with you on being a wedding photog. No weddings..had to turn my son down..for a wedding redo in August. I am not even taking Der 600er...nothing..notah..nicht..nix..no camera.


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:56 PM

I was a second shooter at a wedding last weekend. I definitely know I do not want to be a wedding photographer. My brother is getting married this weekend and I had to turn him down. PJ....I'm not taking a camera either.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:08 AM

Well, I have done maybe 100+ weddings. I don't do em anymore unless a mom or sister is involved. Preparation and backup are keys. I have 2 cams, lenses, flashes ready at all shoots. I have a list in my head that begins with shooting the outside of the church or venue on my arrival to shooting the bride and groom leaving at the end. The stress kind of goes away.

Herman, just stay out of the way and think about shooting as a journalist telling the story of the wedding day, NOT the wedding.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:48 AM

Thanks for the tip, Phil.

 

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