Wedding snapshots

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  1. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    I was at a wedding yesterday. LOVE the 50mm 1.4! Here are some of my fav. Yes, there are hotspots here and there :(.
    Was shocked to notice that while I was taking this series, the professional photographer who was hired for the event was sitting idle, chatting away with his assistant!
    Comments and suggestions always welcome :)

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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Some good shots here. Looks like ya had some harsh/difficult lighting in some of those black and white ones. The little girl in the first one is cute!
     
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    what professional photographer? you're the professional Dan :D
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    you should now kick his a** for wasting time! Weddings are so beautiful, so lovely moments to catch that you cannot miss even a simple kiss!
     
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    I don't know if we should bash him. Maybe the 'photo essay' part was not in his contract. Him and his team used a Bronica, Hassleblad, the Fuji DSLR.
     
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    yeah... best not to bash the photographer... as a wedding photographer, i often take somewhere around 600 pictures during the day... but i also do have some time to sit down. (its interesting how people often only notice the photographer when they're NOT taking pictures.) remember that for many photographers its a full 8 hour day... (for me often 10)... so if they have a chance to sit down for a minute or 2... good for them!
     
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    Oh no, I did not want this to be a 'wedding photographer bashing session'! Was just noting the observation that I made.

    Peace :)
     
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    Lula Cracks-Up At Crazy Titles!

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    Nice shots Dan.
     
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    i know it wasn't supposed to be a bashing session... its just an attitude i constantly deal with.

    If i'm hired for an event... i shoot all day, and then for the hour or two that guests or "other photographers" are around... i get the "sheesh why aren't YOU shooting right this second" look... well... maybe i already have 25 pictures of the bride and groom kissing during the reception... and don't really need another one.

    People who have never done it should never presume that the photographer is "idly chatting" or "wasting time".

    Not trying to be a brat... i'm sure you didn't really mean anything by it... just venting at the world

    hahahahaha

    *hug*
     
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    green,

    I was not looking at this issue from a client's point of view that the photographer was sitting idle. I was shocked and worried to see that he was losing many awesome photo moments (not just the kissing newlyweds!). That was what worried me. I was not at all coming from the "business" point of view as you might think. Hense, I think you have misunderstood my "attitude".

    Have a great evening green and I apologize for hurting you with my words, eventhough it was not the slightest of my intention!
     
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    its the same attitude though...

    weddings have "moments" the whole time... and if the general presumption is that a wedding photographer can catch every one, they will never live up to it.

    I'm not really upset... who knows... the hired photographer may NOT have cared... there are plenty out there that don't really... i've just had experiences like that where people with cameras show up and presume that the "hired photographer" is lazy or doesn't care, when they don't see the hours of work and the hundreds of photos already taken.

    i don't mean to jump at you... it just sometimes bugs me that the only time people seem to notice the good photographers is when they're NOT taking pictures.

    no hard feelings

    *shakes hands*
     
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    Thanks Lula :)
     

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