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  1. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ok so I think this is a world record here on TPF for most wedding threads and how to shoot them ever! Whether it is my family wants me to shoot a wedding does my camera have a wedding mode? :lol: or anything else. I have no problem with people wanting some help but honestly TPF isn't the only resource. I think google is amazing! Here are some links from a quick google and TPF search :thumbup:
    How to shoot a wedding - Lesson 1
    Wedding Photography 101 - Tutorials
    The Photo Forum - Photography Discussion Forum - Search Results
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/professional-gallery/20069-hot-tips-wedding-photography.html

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    Hey man - time is money. Up-and-coming wedding photographers can't afford to waste valuable time searching for things. At just a hundred bucks per wedding, I'm surprised they can even afford internet service. Or rent.
     
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    Nice i'll add it!
     
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    For all the wedding threads, there are an equal number of wedding thread joke threads. :meh:
     
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    Well I would say technically it has some links that can be invaluable to someone coming here looking for wedding advice that wants to find out an answer to a question. Now there are some links in one nice little thread. All is good.
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    Is that good or bad?



    It's hard to take someone seriously when they haven't got the slightest clue what is expected of them. I mean, I can understand not having experience - everyone was a noob once. But some of these threads are just ridiculous.

    The most recent one for example... If you do not know how to find out on your own which lens is good, and which is bad - you should not be shooting a wedding.
     
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    Yep. I am all for asking questions. I do it all the time, hell when if i do a wedding I may be asking some questions but it will be something technical and thought out not just a completely open ended how do i start question. Sometimes though people need to do some of the work on their own maybe find a photographer to talk to. The interwebz haven't been out forever for people to ask and weddings were still shot and those wedding photographers did have their first wedding shoot at some point and time.
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    I think it will be worse around March, just before wedding season starts and people dont have a photographer as the real pros are too expensive, they left it to last minute. So they think of anyone they know with a camera and asks them
     
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    I wonder if the economy has had an effect. I see 10x more people trying to be wedding photographers than I ever did before!
     
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    Yes the problem is that that same ammount of people just get a entry level DSLR with a battery pack hot show flash and they are Pro Photographers charging 500 dollars per weeding. Then at the wedding day they realize how much responsability is be the photographer of a weeding and how much job you have to do not only at the wedding site but also on the Digital Dark Room and that is not counting if you have to put toguether an album. I never mind to help other persons to start on the photography but do not ask me how to do all the Job spend some time reading and looking over books or workshops.
     
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    Exactly. Doing some research and then asking what you couldn't find is fine. Not even attempting to search and then wanting to know step by step to do something like a wedding is a little much.
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