Tips for funeral/church photographing

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  1. YellowKelly

    YellowKelly TPF Noob!

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    I've gotten an unfortunate task,
    I have been asked to photograph a funeral. I don't really like the task but will of course do it when asked by the widower.

    Does anybody have any good tips for taking photos at funerals and/or in a large church?

    To be discreet is important so I'm afraid i'm going to feel weird clicking away when people cry and try to say their goodbyes.
     
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    I’ve taken a camera to a few funerals/wakes of family members mostly when I was young (but never of a non-family members), because it’s one time you see a lot old & new family, for the most part the pic’s are 100% simple snapshot, but I have gotten one or two odd looks at funeral
     
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    a funeral photo session....hmmm...
    All I can recommend is that you're most likely going to want to raise your ISO speed, and use a zoom...
    I wouldn't wanna be snapping in people's faces while they're crying.

    Reminds me of Wedding Crashers..

    "So I was crashing a funeral today...."
     

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