Ok, so I've been asked to do some weddings, but have never taken one before. I have going blind reasearching techniques, views, opnions, etc. on this forum and anywhere else I can find information. I especially found N'kolor thread about his first wedding and how he has evolved since then, very informative....great job! So heres where I'm at. I've always had a knack for computers, photo editing software, art, and creativity in general. I've been asked to edit countless photos/graphics etc regularly as a part of my career and for friends/family. In my experience I have found that post production almost plays an equal role in photography as the act of taking the pictures. I then decided instead of just editing photos I'll go ahead and jump into the DSLR world. I was thinking I was going to go ahead and jump into wedding photography without ever prior taking a wedding shoot, but after reading N'Kolors thread about being a photographers assistant and taking photos of a wedding himself I thought this might be a great idea! How would I go about becoming a photographers assistant on short notice? Just camp outside a wedding and wait for the photographer to show up and ask...whats up man need some help? I already have all of my own equipment Nikon D200 Nikon D40x BU 17-55mm 2.8 18-55mm 3.5 55-200mm 50mm 1.4 SB - 800 Sb - 400 Gary Phong inverted dome LD (SB 800) I basically just want to shoot along side someone that has done a wedding before.....what should I do? My first wedding is first weekend in May.