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  1. duncanp

    duncanp TPF Noob!

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    coming up easter weekend i have my first wedding to informally photograph...

    they dont want the standard everyone line up pics and mainly candids in B&W do any of you have any ideas of what to do and take.. maybe what films to use or any thing i should buy

    i have....

    EOS 888 35mm SLR with a Canon 28-90mm F4-5.6 and a Canon 80-200mm F4.5-5.6 with built in flash

    Panasonic Lumix FZ20 with 36-432mm F2.8 and Olympus T18 Flash

    Olympus 101m PF with 35-70mm F4-4.5 and 80-200mm F4-5 with Olympus T18 Flash

    any help, advice, suggestions, comments or anything is welcome


    Thanks

    Duncan
     
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    duncanp TPF Noob!

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    btw the Olympus is all manual focus
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So you are just shooting the informal stuff, and they have a pro to shoot the formal stuff?

    Avoid the use of on-camera flash. Either use an accessory flash above the camera (even better would be a tilt flash to bounce the light)...or use no flash when possible. A fast lens (F1.8) and fast film (800-1600) will help if you shoot without a flash.

    If you can, I'd suggest trying to get a fast lens for either of the film cameras. 50mm F1.8 is usually quite cheap.

    Are you familiar with real B&W film? If not, C-41 (color process) B&W film is pretty good and it can be developed at any lab.
     
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    duncanp TPF Noob!

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    kk thanks very much,

    i have some ilford XP2 Super iso 400, would that be ok or too grainy?
     
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    how come your only 13 and you have so much stuff lol? Having said that, im gona go on a buying splurge next year
     
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    the two film bodies came from my dad and uncle but i have also inherited these; a Zenit e and an old old Agfa

    [​IMG]
     
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    hehe cool oldie cameras :D
     
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    Take a couple of choices of film, if it is sunny (easter is late this year remember) then an ISO 100 might be better, and you will have the light to use this speed film.

    Just circulate as the pro is lining groups up, and take photos of people as they chat waiting their turn. Don't ask for poses, a lot of people will be in "open" groups, and sometimes just a polite "this way please" gets their heads turned to you, and away you go.

    Don't (I said don't...) get in the way of the paid guy. i know one pro wedding photographer well, top guy, superb photographer, but if you get in his way or murmer "suggestions" to him, he looses it big style.
     
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    duncanp TPF Noob!

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    thanks ill bear that in mind
     
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    If you don't have to worry about the formals, then have some fun with the shots. Capture some giggle shots, the bridal couple will love them.
    Candids capture the essence of a person. Relax and go with it and you'll set everyone else at ease too.
     
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    Honest to god take a wide angle lens, cause I don't care what they say you will almost surely be shooting families and the bridal party.
     
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    kk thanks very much :D
     

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