Beginners help on wedding/portrait pics

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  1. Eddie666

    Eddie666 TPF Noob!

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    Afternoon/Morning all.

    I have just been on hols with my Nikkon D40X and tried some macro pics and some landscape pics. I'll put some up when I get the time.

    Anyway, I am going to a wedding in June and not had much practice with portrait/wedding photos. Is there anyone that can give me some advice on how to get the best pictures at this wedding and portrait pics etc. I have a 18-55mm and a 55-200mm lens and the tripod. Will I need any extra gear for good pics? If so, could you suggest some bareing in mind, not got the most amounts of money to spend on it :)

    Thanks in advance!

    Craig
     
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    VERY important to make sure you have enough memory. I always take a TON of photos at weddings and use an 8gb card. I carry another 2gb for backup. Also, BATTERIES!! Bring extra batteries for both your camera and your flash. Very important. For ceremonies I often use my 200mm lens (to get close up and not be intrusive) and find it beneficial when using that heavy lens to use a tripod for crisp focus. But, that's the only reason I'd use a tripod at a wedding. It's also comforting to have an extra camera body, but only if that's in your budget. I only have one camera myself but always bring an assistant and can find comfort in knowing that if something happened to one of them, we'd always have one more.
     
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    visual is right. Take spares/backups for everything! And make sure the spare batteries are freshly charged too!
     
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    Thanks for this, So I can use both my lenses for different effects? However, with the 200mm use a tripod. With the 18-55mm lens, what would be the best flash to use that isn't too expensive? I have enough memory and the D40X is brilliant with batteries so should be fine there as it is only a small wedding :)

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    make a list of pics that need to be taken

    am i having deja vu here and was this thread posted before but all the other answers are gone or am i going mad
     

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