Wow, what a whirlwind last few weeks. Last month I had a great opportunity to shoot a good friend of mine wedding. Being Indian, much of her culture, traditions, and style were shared with me through their journey to marriage. Nothing can be more rewarding or maybe even a bit terrifying than shooting a wedding! Afterall you're talking about one of the biggest days in a couple life that you are basically a photojournalist of!
Second I was asked as my a friend to be a last minute second shooter for another wedding. I thought wow, what a great opportunity to watch someone else showing their style, passion and understanding the needs of the couple to make it special!
So here are some learns!
1. Listen, to who? The couple, the person your shooting with, a family member of the couple. You're going to gain great insights and thoughts as to things they want. For sure you're going to scout it out and check options. But always make sure you are taking them into account! And mingle, don't wait for it to happen, sometimes you will ask for a shot.
2. Get the shot! Sounds simple right? Well, what I mean is some folks get so caught up in the details they miss the special moment going on around them. It the same principle I use is all my shooting, get the shot first! Keep your eyes moving around the crowd and couple for those special times!
3. Pack what you need. Sound easy right lol! But we as photographers tend to get in involved with your choices. My following suggestions to start would include two good cameras with high ISO options. At least two to three lenses of F2.8 or less, allot of times at receptions lighting is not good. A couple flashes, tripod and maybe a small step stool to get shots with a slightly different angle. Ho yes and lots of cards! Note I prefer cameras with at least two card slots. The reason is I set it up for one to copy the other, just in case one card fails.
Well, I leave you with that for now, and some pictures from the wedding. Next time a little more in-depth about gear options.
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Till Then Happy Clicking
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