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Old 25th of March 2007 (Sun)   #16
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what about lightroom - rather than bridge and jalbum, would lightroom 1 be a suitable replacement? it also generates proof galleries of images in either html or flash format. only prob i have had was using dreamweaver to upload the completed gallery which was about 24mb: it timed out and refused to upload any of it (quite unlike any of my other web work) - so i would have had to put the whole gallery on cd and hand it to the couple. wold filezilla bypass that issue or is it something i would need to discuss with my hosting company?
Lightroom is awesome. It can copy the images from your card (and back up to a 2nd location at the same time, apply a global preset, keywords, and apply your IPTC info to every image as it comes in. You can do renaming as the import as well.

Editing is awesome, notice Lloyd's thread about editng an entire wedding only in Lightroom.

The gallery module is pretty basic, but it works. I've been using it for non wedding clients thus far as just a fast way of viewing/proofing.

I used GoLive to upload it without any issues.
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Thanks for sharing tim.

How does DIM handle files in the same folder if the files are the same name ?
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How does DIM handle files in the same folder if the files are the same name ?
Renames the new file before saving.
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Sounds like a great workflow Tim. Only one question - what brand of bourbon?
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If you don't mind share exactly how you sync the times. I have a 1D Mark IIn, 5D and a 20D. The 1D Mark IIn can only hook up via firewire, the others with USB.
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Old 26th of March 2007 (Mon)   #21
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Sounds like a great workflow Tim. Only one question - what brand of bourbon?
Wild Turkey, though at the moment i'm currently partial to Havana Club dark rum.

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If you don't mind share exactly how you sync the times. I have a 1D Mark IIn, 5D and a 20D. The 1D Mark IIn can only hook up via firewire, the others with USB.
EOS Viewer, Camera settings menu. It does my 20Ds via USB. It's in the camera manual.
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ok im gonna get cheeky now... tim, do u feel like posting a copy of your photo checklist for a standard wedding? u know, so you dont forget certain shots in the melee

ive written one up myself but it looks dangerously incomplete, based on my limited experience of less than 20 wedding shoots...
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ok im gonna get cheeky now... tim, do u feel like posting a copy of your photo checklist for a standard wedding? u know, so you dont forget certain shots in the melee

ive written one up myself but it looks dangerously incomplete, based on my limited experience of less than 20 wedding shoots...
I don't use a checklist.

My general "mental" set shot list, in the order I take them, is something like:
- Flowers/rings (if available)/shoes/details
- Bride with parents (before wedding)
- Groom with parents (before wedding)
- Group photos (customers choice)
- Wedding party together
- Photo of each member of wedding party, usually full length and head/shoulder portrait
- Full length of bride and groom, alone and together
- Rings on hands/held in one hand/on a white tablecloth
- Cake cutting
- First dance

The only one I have written down is ring shots, because I sometimes forget them.
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thanks for that! helpful
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Tim, you've assembled some really fantastic resource material here that I'm sure many will find very helpful - a tip of the hat to you

Regarding the "essential shot list," like Tim I have a mental checklist of those pictures I feel are appropriate and necessary for the well balanced album but it's nothing I keep in writing. As a matter of fact it makes me nuts inside when the bride hands me her MUST HAVE list of group photos, which is often something she clipped from the latest bridal magazine... gotta' love those editors .

I have an easy and simple way of dealing with such lists though. I very pleasantly but firmly request that somebody will be assigned to me for completing the "list from hell" as I have no idea who many of these people are, and will need guidance to insure the shots are covered. I then hand THAT lucky person the list and a pencil, and have them call the necessary folks and then check the picture off the paper once it's been completed.

This method works extremely well for me. Either the list gets shortened quickly, or I end up getting some wonderful group photos with the aid of some very helpful friends and family members. Usually it is the latter circumstance. Anything is possible with a firm and confident smile as well as some substantial gear in your grip
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Great Idea Stu. I too have seen that list from hell. It's unreal.

I am checking out lightroom right now and I really like it. It will probably be our next purchase after we get that new lens...

Tim, thanks again for sharing. Great info, and it really helps the noobs here (me included in that) with what we need to focus on, new programs and so on. Thanks..
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i keep forgetting to check the internal time on my two bodies before a shoot. it stinks when the shots from both bodies when combined are not in chronological order!
I have mostly 2 cameras in use. At the end of the shooting I take with each used camera a picture at the same time (just pressing the trigger after it focused on something).
My self written tool (C# for Win) synchronizes on the last picture, no matter how wrong the time in each camera is. Only one time I had to sort 500 shots manually from 2 cameras.
At the moment it's written for my file / drive structure, but if there is interest, I can modify it to a configurable version.
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You're welcome Lisa . I was on such a roll though I realized I left out some substantial "list tips." I've found these also to be money shots.... they sell.

Mom or B'Maid assisting with veil
Bride w/siblings
Bride w/her grandparents
Bride w/her ladies
Groom w/siblings
Groom w/his grandparents
Groom w/groomsmen
B&G with both sets of g-parents
B&G w/both families together - huge group shot
B&G w/her family
B&G w/his family
Processional - shots of each couple
Ring exhchange during ceremony
THE kiss
Misc. other ceremony shots - if permitted
Head table toasts
Head table kiss
Parents speaking
Head table shots
Some main table shots
"panoramic" table shots
The "ungartering"
Garter throw
Bouquet throw
B&G & Garter/bouquet catchers
"Regartering" shot
Misc dance candids
Neighbor groups
School chum groups

The above is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to constant revision and just plain winging it But you want to be easy to do business with, and a digital shot costs you nothing as compared to the old film shot, so I agree to all reasonable requests. - Stu
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Absolutely fantastic post. How about a nice stuffed koala Tim.
Thanks for taking the time to provide such valuable info.
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thanks for this Tim
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