View Full Version : My FIRST wedding in FOUR hours. Any last min tip?
31st of May 2008 (Sat), 08:25
I'll be a backup shooter so it won't be that burdensome. I'll be learning tons.
Got my humble set up of XTi + Tammy 17-50 + fully charged battery grip + flash + 85mm f1.8 for portrait.
Got a list of must-have shots. Any last minute tips of dos and DON'T dos?
31st of May 2008 (Sat), 08:35
- Remeber that a wedding is the Bride's day and even the Groom is a guest. If you don't believe me, try doing something the Bride's Mother doesn't like.
- Don't get buried in your viewfinder to the extent you miss what's actually going on around you. Come up for air frequently and/or shoot with both eyes open.
- Know who the major players are. Parents of Bride, Groom, Siblings, Grandparents, Nieces, Nephews, etc... Shoot them early and often since they aren't the focus of the main shooter.
- Go in different directions than the main shooter. If he/she is going for nice, soft light then try something edgy. If they're going for the backlit silouettes, move around and use the good light side, etc...
- Same thing for angles. If the main shooter is going for nice straight lines and level horizons then you should try a little tilt now and then and vice versa.
- Hopefully you both arrive early enough to have a quick chat about expectations.
- Have fun, be open minded and in the moment. Don't miss A shot because you are expecting THE shot and THE shot doesn't materialize.
31st of May 2008 (Sat), 08:44
All the above...
stay out of the line of the main photog...know where he/she is at all times. Your task is to get the moments they can't do to position or time. Do not follow them around and get similar shots....be different! Have fun!
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