Lens filter suggestions for wedding photos?

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  1. japmula

    japmula TPF Noob!

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    Hi All!
    Once again, still preparing for this wedding....so nervouse! :? any suggestions on which filters I should check out for photographing wedding pics? i.e., Cokin A148 Wedding #1 White Resin Filter? Or other soft focus filters?

    Thanks for your advice!
     
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    If you are not familiar with them I wouldn't try soft focus or any special effect type filters before taking a lot of pictures with them on a trial basis. You really need to make sure you get through a few weddings with crisp focus before experimenting. Keep it as simple as possible until you are comfortable with the process. I did wedding photography for several years, and the only special effect I used was a 4 inch square of window screen to hold in front of the lens as star filter for a couple of available light shots from the rear of the church, preferably the balcony or choir loft.
     
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    If you're planning on doing any image processing, I would say... NO filters at all! You can probably get much better results in the computer, and its much safer.
     
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    I don't use many filters when photographing weddings. A warming filter if I'm shooting color. A polarizer if we are outside, and the environment is a large part of the image (sky, flowers, foliage). I don't use any filters with BW unless I'm trying affect a tonal relationship, such as clouds and sky (yellow).
     

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