Asked to do wedding photography

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  1. skyonfire

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    I was recently asked by a family member if I would take photos at her wedding.. I usually do landscape pics... Any advice would be great!
     
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    Take a look at the Wedding and Portrait area. My advice....be very careful about accepting this. Alot of work involved and do you want the kind of pressure that goes with possible screwing up something?
     
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    Should I do 35 mm or digital?
     
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    Agreed.

    If you have agreed to this, I would from my non-existant experience say bring both. You are going to need a back up camera either way, just in case your primary body runs into a glitch.
     
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    There are a few threads in there asking the same thing. I'd check them out.
     
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    I have been tempted to write a book about this... "How to shoot your best friends wedding and still be friends after."

    Sell it on ebay along with my convert a polaroid to 120

    then of course the sequel would have to be, "How to shoot your best friend's wedding with a converted polaroid and still be friends."

    Way too much to explain on a board post...
     
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    Have you been asked to take photos at the wedding...or to be the primary photographer for the event?

    As you may find in many of the older threads...the usual advice is to decline. Weddings are a once-in-a-life-time event.

    If you are not equipped or qualified to shoot a wedding, then I suggest you offer to shoot supplemental to a hired pro. Things like getting ready in the morning or other stuff that a pro probably won't be able to get. If you are qualified, then go for it.
     

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