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EvenBid50
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Nov 13, 2010 11:39 |  #1

I will be attending a wedding as a guest. I will be bringing a RebelXS and a 75-300 NON-IS III......equipment with limitations im sure. Im in Chicago and its a gloomy day as of yet.....Any Suggestions or tips? I would like to bring home something i can potentially PP (which im also learning on GIMP)...shoot Raw or Jpeg?

anything would help....Thanks so much




  
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Nov 13, 2010 11:46 |  #2

Have fun. Stay out of the official photographer's way. Shoot in raw.


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Nov 13, 2010 11:51 as a reply to  @ ScullenCrossBones's post |  #3

go for the shots the photographer won;t...the groom;'s face as bride walks down aisle...focus in on dad'a face as he walks daughter down, ringer bearer and flower girl during the ceremony ( I got the cutest yawn once!) little kids at reception...grandparen​ts.....go for the shots that the photographer isn;t able to as they are getting all the "formal" shots...




  
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Nov 13, 2010 12:00 |  #4

Great ideas !Thanx Fellas




  
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Nov 13, 2010 12:02 |  #5

As soon as you get there, start taking practice shots with that lens to figure out your usable settings. It does like a lot of light and it sounds like you may not have tons of it. It would really suck to be halfway through and realize that your Av mode was pushing your shutter down so slow that you were getting motion blur because you were stuck on 100 ISO. Or whatever.


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Nov 13, 2010 19:44 |  #6

Jump in the middle of the aisle for the best shots, occasionally block the main photographer at the crucial moments, extra points for tripping him/her.

Oh wait, do the opposite what I said and you'll be fine. Also instead of tripping them, offer them a drink & chat away. I always open up more when someone offers me a drink, even one without alcohol.




  
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Nov 14, 2010 07:33 |  #7

So, how'd it go? And what did you learn?


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Nov 14, 2010 07:36 |  #8

leave your gear at home and enjoy the wedding.


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Nov 14, 2010 11:29 |  #9

neil_r wrote in post #11281157 (external link)
leave your gear at home and enjoy the wedding.

I don't mean to call you out, but this sort of comment bothers me. I bring my camera everywhere, even when I'm just a guest. I love having pictures for my own use/memories. I don't see anything wrong with people bringing cameras to capture their own memories with their family members and table and whatnot. I wouldn't enjoy a wedding if I was sitting there thinking "Oh I wish I had my camera so I could've gotten that pic of Uncle Joe gettin' down to Vanilla Ice!"

The key is- don't get in the pro's way and don't use your flash if they are shooting the same thing you are.


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Nov 14, 2010 11:49 |  #10

Call me out? what does that mean?


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Nov 14, 2010 11:58 |  #11

i cant remember the last wedding i went to w/out a camera..as long as u not in the way of the hired photographer, i dont see any problems at all. u might even end up with an awesome shot to gift to the couple!!


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Nov 16, 2010 04:54 |  #12

neil_r wrote in post #11282104 (external link)
Call me out? what does that mean?

Call you outside for a fight?

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Nov 16, 2010 10:40 |  #13

neil_r wrote in post #11282104 (external link)
Call me out? what does that mean?

Think shes asking you out

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Nov 19, 2010 07:51 |  #14

neil_r wrote in post #11281157 (external link)
leave your gear at home and enjoy the wedding.

I would REALLY look forward to that! I can't remember the last time I attended a wedding without shooting. Enjoy the ceremony, sit down to a relaxed meal, get drunk, cut loose and party! Oh, and NOT have to worry about expensive equipment while I'm doing it! The last time that happened was my own wedding! Good times... :lol:


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