2 things a wedding photographer taught me.

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  1. keith204

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    1) When it comes to wedding ceremonies, shoot away, as much as possible, so you can get away with a couple decent photos.

    2) Florescent lights are God's gift to photographers. They provide nice bright even lighting that will make any photo great.

    Achk. I shot my first wedding this weekend. Friday, somebody asked... Hey, wanna shoot a wedding tomorrow? Having no experience, but a huge desire to do so, and the comfort of being the "second" photographer with no pressure or liability, I accepted with enthusiasm.

    At the rehearsal, the main photographer told me the two things above. :confused:
     
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    Wow....

    1) Only a couple decent photos through the ceremony? Sounds like he needs to practice then.

    2) What??? I guess if you gel your flash to match and it's ALL florescent it wouldn't be horrible, but florescents still "pulse".


    So are you going to start shadowing this guy to get some good pointers??
     
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    Doesnt sound like a very good wedding photographer.
     
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    she was really just a friend of the groom, who does weddings on the side. I ended up taking the lead. Kept telling her "hey you know what you're doing, you direct here" and she wouldn't.
     
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    I guess it's true that enough bright florescent light is better than dim incandescent bulbs. But that's about the only good thing I can think of about them.
     
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    LOLOL Don't be surprised if the next pro you shoot behind want's you to forget everything you've learned. ;)
     
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    LMAO... you *have* to love ignorance. Keith, doesn't that make you feel good? If you ever broke into this field in his area, he would probably lose it and quit the game altogether in a month or two.

    These are the kinds of competitors many that good professionals are facing... and yet, they are worried. Why??? With that kind of competition, there is no competition!

    ... or even better... "leave your lens cap on, you get better exposure in low light like this" :lol: :lol:
     
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    she actually left the wedding early.....
     
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    Voluntarily or was she escorted out? :lol:
     
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    What equipment was she using? If it was a D80 and a 18-200 with no backup equipment then maybe we know the same person!

    BTW, how did it go on your end, and did you get some good(great?) shots?
     
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    on her own. She seemed a bit flustered, and she left before Bride & Groom drove off.

    It was a D50 with 18-55 and 55-200 f/4-5.6. Hot shoe flash never bounced. Anyway, don't want to talk her down, she was real nice. The situation just ended up being a little weird, as our roles sort of flip flopped.

    Here's a place to critique on a few of the photos http://thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143062
     
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    Very understandable, I could see where that would leave you feeling like your in a weird spot, given you photography background. I've been in situations where I had to reluctantly take the lead because things were not getting done, It's hard to do without feeling like your stepping on someones toes, but sometimes that's just how it goes.
     

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