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Outdoor wedding, should I be worried?!

 
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Jul 18, 2012 01:44 |  #61
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thats sad, i never show all of my shots, but i will admit sometimes it is veryyyy hard to choose between two that are very similar




  
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Jul 18, 2012 02:25 |  #62

EricaBreetoe wrote in post #14733097 (external link)
thats sad, i never show all of my shots, but i will admit sometimes it is veryyyy hard to choose between two that are very similar

In those situations...this is what I do...if it's THAT close, then it's pretty much 50/50, right? Then each is as good as the other. Just pick one, it doesn't matter!




  
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Jul 18, 2012 03:30 |  #63
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sometimes a second opinon helps if its the same pose at a second angle, its easy to choose when its someone elses photos but when they're mine i am always on the fence about it haha i have the same problem deciding if i like color or b&w better




  
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Jul 18, 2012 05:22 |  #64

EricaBreetoe wrote in post #14733291 (external link)
sometimes a second opinon helps if its the same pose at a second angle, its easy to choose when its someone elses photos but when they're mine i am always on the fence about it haha i have the same problem deciding if i like color or b&w better

Honestly, this is one of the more important skills as well...to critique your own (and others) . It's how you get better, by identifying what you think works and what you think doesn't! People ask me, "How can I get better?" Easy. Look at photos. And practice!




  
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Jul 18, 2012 08:36 as a reply to  @ post 14731163 |  #65

Wait a minute.
So you are saying that you might lose money on the deal if you stay overnight, which you are planning on doing, and on top of it want to rent/buy a lens. As if thats not enough, you will take time off from work to edit the photos???????????????


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Jul 18, 2012 10:13 |  #66

Dont stress too much. We all started somewhere and we all made mistakes along the way. On the wedding day just try to be as confident in your abilities as possible. You will definitely lear A LOT that day. On another note, make sure you stay hydrated and eat. No one wants a passed out photographer ;)




  
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Jul 18, 2012 10:13 |  #67

When taking the group photo try to get as much working distance as possible so that you can zoom your 24-70 in a bit to avoid barrell distortion.


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Jul 18, 2012 10:20 |  #68
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Lol well i ended up picking up a shift this week so i'll do one double and only miss one day of work, i know that doesnt make much sence to you, i just didnt want to return to work the very next day, bad enough i am doing a double thursday and working till 11pm friday night (the wedding is saturday morning) so it sucks that i am going to be so tired but firday night shifts are impossible to get out of. i found out that the round trip ferry tickets they bought us will still be good to use for the way back..i thought they were booked to return home that night but i guess it doesnt matter..the bride told me today is the day her bf would give the money to mine so i could have it before the wedding, i was happy about incase there is any reason i might need to use it , but there was a change of plan and now i'm not getting paid till the wedding day, that sucks because i wanted it to be all set in advance so she doesnt need to worry about paying me. whatever though i'm not going to stress it. and i decided not to rent the lens. so im not in a bad place as far as money goes, that is if i even get paid hah




  
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Jul 18, 2012 10:25 |  #69
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ckweddingphoto wrote in post #14734561 (external link)
Dont stress too much. We all started somewhere and we all made mistakes along the way. On the wedding day just try to be as confident in your abilities as possible. You will definitely lear A LOT that day. On another note, make sure you stay hydrated and eat. No one wants a passed out photographer ;)

Lol, i hope my bf reminds me to drink something, if i feel needed there is no way i am going to stop for a break, its been about a year since i last fainted and i normally "see" it comming so it shouldnt be an issue. the weather is still looking good too :)




  
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Jul 18, 2012 12:08 |  #70

EricaBreetoe wrote in post #14734598 (external link)
but there was a change of plan and now i'm not getting paid till the wedding day, that sucks because i wanted it to be all set in advance so she doesnt need to worry about paying me.

Just make sure you get paid before you start shooting and you don't end up shooting their whole wedding on your expense.


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Jul 18, 2012 14:14 |  #71
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yeah i mean i hope she pays me first, but if she doesnt im still going to do the whole wedding, maybe she wont see any pics until i get paid lol




  
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Jul 19, 2012 08:48 |  #72

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Just make sure you get paid before you start shooting and you don't end up shooting their whole wedding on your expense.

I think after she is finished with the work, she will regret charging such a low price. Its really hard work and i believe you sold yourself short... Photographers in my area charge 200/hour and that just for them to show up


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Jul 19, 2012 09:32 |  #73

I hope everything turns out good for you Erica, looking forward to see what you've done for the wedding.

You're definitely getting short-changed, but you've got to start somewhere right? There's been plenty of advice given here already, and flickr is blocked from this network, so I can't really check out your previous work.

but you say you're poor, making less than 10/hour, but can afford a 7D and 24-70L? time to start charging more! Gear doesn't get any cheaper from here on out :)


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Jul 19, 2012 11:58 |  #74

IMO, the 24-70 is kind of a weird focal range on a cropper, but if 24mm (38.4mm FOV equivalent) is going to be wide enough, then it's a good choice. I would rather shoot with the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS though. For the long end, the 55-250 should be good enough outdoors. Is there a huge difference? Probably. The 70-200 is an f2.8 lens, and the it should focus much quicker, but again, for outdoors, you probably can get by with the 55-250.

Indoors? Well, you'll need flash anyways, but focusing may be an issues. I have never used the 55-250 so I can't speak to it's low light focusing abilities. However if you use the AF assist beam on the flash, that should alleviate some of the concern.




  
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Jul 19, 2012 18:52 |  #75

Just remember to eat a good breakfast that will last through most of the day. Also, maybe bring some granolla bars or whatever that you munch on during the day to keep your energy up. Also, a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated.


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