Photog at Indian wedding

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  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    This may be beyond the normal but....

    My former research assistant got married yesterday at a traditional Indian ceremony. It started at 10:30 AM at the temple (Groom arrived on white horse, lot of singing/dancing, etc followed by long ceremony( and recessed at 2:30. At 6:30 PM the photog started family, group pix, followed by banquet (350 people at Ritz Carlton, dancing and appetizers until 10:30 PM followed by dinner). We left at midnight and the photogs were still there snapping.

    So these people put in more than 14 hours just shooting!!

    This convinced me that wedding photography was not for me.

    (They were using Nikons, D2Hs and 28-70 and 18-280(!), SB800s)
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    good thing they didn't have to worry about unloading a ton of CF cards, those things shoot 4MP images.

    nonetheless, that is infact alot of shooting. I bet they were just beat at the end.
     
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    Seems only slightly above the norm. My commercial day rate is a solid 12 hours of shooting. Of course we are mostly setting up and styling the shots. More like 12 shots as opposed to hundreds of keepers that wedding photogs get.

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