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So when are you ready?

 
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May 19, 2011 19:31 |  #1

Just reading through some of the threads on here lately and I just wanted to throw out a totally subjective question.

So when is someone ready to make there first attempt at shooting a wedding? What are the "right" circumstances to say, "Yes young Jedi, you're ready".


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May 19, 2011 21:00 |  #2

When you're confident your ability exceeds the customers expectations.


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May 19, 2011 21:13 |  #3

When you can take a rational look at your skill sets (not just photography skills but post processing, time management, paperwork and dealing with lots of people who the only thing between them and an open bar is you, skills) and truly know you will exceed the expectations of potential clients for charging what you think you are worth.


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May 19, 2011 22:22 |  #4

When you find someone dumb enough to hire you. At least, that's how I got started. :)


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May 19, 2011 22:51 |  #5

PeaceFire wrote in post #12443793 (external link)
When you find someone dumb enough to hire you. At least, that's how I got started. :)

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May 20, 2011 01:07 |  #6

When you're confident your ability exceeds the customers expectations.

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When you find someone dumb enough to hire you. At least, that's how I got started.

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May 20, 2011 09:57 |  #7

or beg you to shoot their wedding. thats where im at right now.


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May 20, 2011 11:46 |  #8

When you don't have to post a thread looking for advice?




  
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May 20, 2011 11:50 |  #9

When you can go from shooting outside to inside a dimly lit room and be able to change settings and getting the shot without even having to think about it. I think of it like driving a manual. When are you ready to go on a road trip and drive around the hills of Seattle? When you don't have to think about changing gears, you just do it because..


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May 20, 2011 13:06 |  #10

This is a good question, and I think some people have gotten pretty close to an answer. This is something, obviously, that people have to decide for themselves. Ill have to think about it more.


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May 20, 2011 13:53 |  #11

I think it a great question and different for different people.

So when is someone ready to make there first attempt at shooting a wedding?


When you have enough equipment including back up.

When you know you camera inside out and you are confident in your skill

When you can find a client willing to pay you

When you can afford to dress properly

When you have liability insurance

There more but these are a few of initial thoughts ..


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May 20, 2011 13:56 |  #12

it's one of those questions that I know doesn;t really have a "right" answer but I love to hear what everyone thinks.


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May 20, 2011 15:29 |  #13

PeaceFire wrote in post #12443793 (external link)
When you find someone dumb enough to hire you. At least, that's how I got started. :)

I found em and shoot tonight...just a post destination reception/party though.

I imagine it's like having kids or getting married: No one is ever truly ready but sooner or later you gotta jump.


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May 20, 2011 15:41 |  #14

I posted a blog about my thoughts on when you are ready here: http://redtiephotograp​hy.blogspot.com …dy-to-become-wedding.html (external link)


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May 20, 2011 16:20 as a reply to  @ post 12442981 |  #15

When someone will let you shoot their wedding.


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