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Jul 16, 2011 00:22 |  #16

I'm good friends with the two people getting married, I'm just not in the wedding party. My best friend who is in the wedding party was actually the one who suggested/asked that I take my camera and try and get a few good ones because he doesn't know if the couple getting married has even hired a photographer and if they did, if that person is any decent because the groom is "cheap" with certain things. For all we know, it could be "Aunt Jane Smith" with a point and shoot doing the wedding. My main reason for even bringing my equipment was "just in case" because nobody even knows if there is even a photographer and if that person even has a good camera/experience.

In terms of an isle shot, the scenario from what I have heard is that there are 180 confirmed guests , but only 50 chairs. This means that there's going to be a lot of people standing and crowded around. I never planned on actually standing in the isle to take a picture. I was thinking more along the lines of an isle seat or standing somewhere at the back and trying to get a couple shots of them walking. And then I was thinking about using the 55-250mm to get a few shots from my seat or from the standing room in the crowd.

I've been around photography my entire life, I'm not stupid enough to ruin someones wedding shots by jumping in front of a wedding photographer, if there even is one there. I'd be fine with just taking my point and shoot and enjoying the wedding.


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Jul 16, 2011 00:25 |  #17

Okay so apparently they did hire someone, so I might just take a few shots from my seat or from where I am standing or I may not take any at all.. haven't decided yet. But thanks for the responses, you are right, it's not a good idea to get in the way of a paid pro.


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Jul 16, 2011 00:33 |  #18

Reider wrote in post #12766832 (external link)
Okay so apparently they did hire someone, so I might just take a few shots from my seat or from where I am standing or I may not take any at all.. haven't decided yet. But thanks for the responses, you are right, it's not a good idea to get in the way of a paid pro.

Great response. I think it is perfectly fine to take photos from your seat, or of different things, but I have a few photos to add to the thread about people getting in the way of a shot - laughable.


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Jul 19, 2011 12:15 as a reply to  @ Red Tie Photography's post |  #19

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This question has been asked before and I believe most use AI Servo. I prefer One-Shot because I prefer the confirmation that focus has been acheived. I'm shooting at f4-5.6 depending on circumstances and typically at about 50mm so DOF isn't very shallow. That coupled with firing the shutter right away allows One Shot to work very well.

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The only thing I would suggest to do is use the wide angle of the lens. Use auto focus, and right after the camera confirms the focus snap the photo. Usually if you use a wide enough angle, the distance they would have walked shouldn't effect the focus too much. Of course, this is all theoretically. I suggest trying it out with a friend/child/family member, or even a pet.

TJ sorry OP..... Pros, How do you confirm the focus? Do you keep the beep ON or go by the color of the focus point.


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Jul 19, 2011 12:24 |  #20

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TJ sorry OP..... Pros, How do you confirm the focus? Do you keep the beep ON or go by the color of the focus point.

focus point flash will be 1 way - most Canon DSLRs I've used also have some green dot in lower right that confirms focus (at least I think that's what it's for)
As for the beep, I disable that and the ability to shoot w/o a CF as soon as I get a camera! No need for that beep in a church - let the guests' cameras do the beeping


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Jul 19, 2011 12:26 as a reply to  @ Tigerkn's post |  #21

Beep off during the ceremony obviously and go by the red focus lock (Canon)

As for focussing mode, I use centre focus- one shot focussing although I know that others use AI Servo .. which can be hit or miss depending on light quality :(


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