First Wedding Shoot

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  1. hyp0rbyte

    hyp0rbyte TPF Noob!

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    Lots of memory cards.

    Don't be afraid to take charge... When you get ready for the formals, more than likely everyone will be waiting on your queue so be ready to take charge and setup shots.

    Have cards to give out to everyone that will ask you for one

    Get a feel for the location during rehersal... plan your movements etc.. Make sure things like Pianos aren't moved such that they are in your way.

    Give the bride the most attention, but don't forget about the groom/groomsmen, and the guests.

    Hope this helps.


     
  2. hyp0rbyte

    hyp0rbyte TPF Noob!

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    Remember to get some fun shots too.. Groomsmen holding up Groom.... same with bride trying to pull him away.. Closeup of rings... signing of license... I like laying on the ground, and getting everyone to lean in making a circle of faces too..
     
  3. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    just make sure you have backup, if something goes wrong you need to be able to pull out another camera, battery or lens ect.

    I just shot my first wedding over the weekend, shoot alot and sort the bad ones out later (I have 2400 shots to go through) that way you will get lots of good ones
     
  4. mentos_007

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    Christie! that was great! Can I print this thing for my use only?
     
  5. JEazy

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    Please, anybody, I really need an example of a release form so they can take it to wherever they get prints made.
     
  6. Reverend

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    I'd love to see one also, so I have an idea of what to write up for my own.
     
  7. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I haven't had to do this very often. When it has come up, I've typed a quick note stating that: "This document may be considered as permission to duplicate the following image(s) for the purpose described below. This permission is granted solely for this one occasion and use. All additional rights reserved." Then I descsribe the image and use... say... portait of John and Jane for use on wedding inviatations.

    I'm sure someone esle here will have something better.

    But in your case, isn't possession of the files enough?

    Pete
     
  8. Reverend

    Reverend TPF Noob!

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    Sometimes people will take the disc to a walgreens or Wal Mart, and the people there will give them a hard time about printing "professional photographs." I guess the bigger companies are just trying to cover their butts from lawsuits.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sure. Do you need one without my name on it?

    By the way... love your new avatar.

    Pete
     
  10. JEazy

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    That's exactly what i'm trying to avoid. My cousin had her aunt take her senior portraits, and they took them to walmart to get printed without a release, and they almost didn't let her get them printed because they looked "professional".
     
  11. Reverend

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    Oh I agree.. I was explaining it for Christie Photo. I need to find/create a similar release letter for my clients.
     
  12. JEazy

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    Well if you find one by friday, will you please post for me so i can use it for my wedding saturday?
     

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