Wedding Photography...

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  1. dab_20

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    Wasn't sure where this should go. I'm going to be the main photographer for my mom's wedding. It's a not going to be a big event, just with close family. I was curious as to which size lens would be most helpful... I'm thinking I'll use my 40-150 mm lens...?
    And have you found any good resources or books worth recommending? Any basic tips or anything would be helpful, too. I've been reading a wedding photojournalism book which I'm more interested in than traditional wedding photography.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wide. I'd say 18-70 would be a closer sweet spot.
     
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    And pick up a 50mm f/1.8. You will have to MF on your d40 but it will be worth it
     
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    Unfortunately I have no money to buy a new lens. So I either use my 14-45mm or 40-150mm.
     
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    Take both. It's not unusual to use numerous lenses throughout the day.

    That said, why, oh why, isn't anyone hiring a wedding photographer?
     
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    I'd definitely take both. And if this is her second wedding, I know it's pretty usual to not make a huge deal about it. Especially if she's older. For her it's basically an excuse to see family...not be a bride again. In which case I wouldn't blame her for not hiring a photog.
     
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    try borrowing/renting another body.
    changing lenses is time consuming and you will miss things.
     
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    You're right. She's not making a big deal about the wedding so she wasn't going to hire a photographer even if I didn't do photography.

    Thank you for the advice. I may consider renting another body.
     
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    Bear in mind that it's extremely hard to find places that rent Oly gear... So, you may want to leave yourself enough time on the rental for a crash course in whatever system you rent.
     
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    Hmmm thank you. I have used a Canon dSLR before, so maybe I'll look for one.
     

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