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Took my 70-200 F4 to a wedding

 
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Mar 13, 2013 15:15 |  #76

The last few weddings (really receptions) I have gone to seem to fall into two categories. The formal kind with DJ, sit down dinner, reserved seating arrangements, a schedule of events like the cake thing, garter thing, basically the stuff wedding planners put together and them our family weddings. Our family weddings are way less formal usually held in a local VFW and basically an excuse to get together, party, drink, and have fun. They are much less expensive than the formal ones but also a lot more fun. Very open ended and uncoordinated and stuff happens by group consensus like Uncle Bill shouts out "When are you gonna cut the cake, I want desert" and others either tell him to shush or join is and we cut the cake. Seating is wherever you wan depending on who you want to talk to. Music is usually one of the kids putting together a playlist on their MP3 or a local band who's friends with someone in the family. I have noticed that usually the family of the bride/groom coming into the family is always a bit put back (we tend to be really loud) but get a few drinks in them and they are assimilated and all have a great time.


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Mar 13, 2013 15:27 |  #77

I don't own a point and shoot. If I wanted crappy pictures and 3 seconds to focus with no care about output I would own one. I take my dslr. I take it to family functions which include weddings, Disney, work, where ever I feel like taking a decent picture. But I also respect the hired help and will always stand clear while they are framing a shot.


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Mar 14, 2013 11:33 |  #78

umphotography wrote in post #15706905 (external link)
^^^^^^^^^^^

This

we photograph 25 plus weddings a year. I could give a rats A$$ what a guest brings to a wedding as far as photography equipment goes. Im paid before I arrive and all I ask is that anyone who brings a camera and big white lens to a wedding to please be responsible and considerate to the family who hired me.

To the OP. You got some nice shots. send the bride a copy. Im sure she will enjoy them.

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Mar 14, 2013 14:40 |  #79

Great "in the moment" shots!! When the day comes that I get married I'd like to have some candid dslr shots from different perspectives on my special day. To be honest as long as you stayed out of the way of the hired photographers I see no issue with bringing your camera and lens. **Shakes my head at some members on this forum. :rolleyes:




  
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Mar 14, 2013 15:51 |  #80

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Let's not avoid the elephant in the room here... that groom did pretty damn good!

I bet when he stands on his wallet, he's taller than bridesmaid #2.


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Mar 14, 2013 15:52 |  #81

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Just one question, why will you take such a lens as a guest to a wedding?

Because he doesn't have a 70-200 f/2.8 IS.


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Mar 14, 2013 18:57 |  #82

Curtis N wrote in post #15715437 (external link)
Because he doesn't have a 70-200 f/2.8 IS.

Thanks for the laugh after reading thru all 6 pages !


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Mar 14, 2013 19:51 as a reply to  @ Apexer's post |  #83

Chet wrote in post #15711462 (external link)
I don't own a point and shoot. If I wanted crappy pictures and 3 seconds to focus with no care about output I would own one. I take my dslr. I take it to family functions which include weddings, Disney, work, where ever I feel like taking a decent picture. But I also respect the hired help and will always stand clear while they are framing a shot.

+1

I thought I was the only one who felt that way! I have a point and shoot, but I couldn't tell you the last time I've used it.


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Mar 19, 2013 22:28 as a reply to  @ emelvee's post |  #84

Wow... 6 pages thus far, impressive.

I did have an incident with a guest in a wedding last year that I was hired to shoot. The boyfriend of the maiden of honor had her Canon 50D with an EF 28-135. Only reason I know what model it was, he was constantly in the way almost shadowing me. Yeah, equipment does not bother me but people who lack courtesy. The bride and groom were exiting from the alter to do their dash out the door... and the fella jumped out into the center of the aisle and into my FOV. Quite tacky I must say. I didn't have to say a word. The father of the bride did not take kindly to this guy's actions... and he had a little chat with him.

Now personally, I lug my pro equipment around enough when I do paid gigs. I have an Olympus E-P3 for travel and leisure. When I'm a guest at a wedding, I do my best not to draw attention to myself and just have a good ol' time for the sake of the special couple.

BTW, nice images.


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Mar 20, 2013 10:45 |  #85

rich9cinti wrote in post #15734407 (external link)
Wow... 6 pages thus far, impressive.

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BTW, nice images.

Yes, also impressed with six pages. This is obviously a heated debate ;)

Thanks for the compliment.

I wonder if it is the white colour of the lens that triggered this? This thread however points out that one must be very careful, because there is a fine line - which can easily be overstepped.

I however enjoy weddings, because I can capture that moment in time. The joy on the faces are real and the bride received special attention.

I may need to get an EF-S lens to blend in. :lol:


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Mar 20, 2013 10:59 |  #86

My step daughter is getting married next year. I am not shooting the wedding but I will be using my 70 to 200 2.8 ..


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Mar 20, 2013 11:24 |  #87

I shoot weddings. That said, I don't give two sh!ts if another photographer brings their camera with them, provided they don't get in the way of me doing my job. HOWEVER, I HAVE asked overzealous idiots to put away their cameras before, when they were getting in the way, and just acting like it was their god given right to get in the way of my job. Here is one:

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This guy had a little bitty point and shoot, and got in the way while I was firing off my camera to get the kiss shot. Good thing I re-enacted it, but this guy kept on getting my way the entire evening, and I had to finally tell him to hang it up.

Bring your camera, by all means. But please, do not eff up the hired photographer's work.

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Mar 20, 2013 11:57 as a reply to  @ Zansho's post |  #88

I'm all for guests using whatever they got to take pictures, but if it ever becomes an issue of them distracting my subjects when I'm trying to work, I kindly ask them to stop taking photos. I do have a clause in my contract that I'm the exclusive photographer, but that is more to cover my butt than to shy cameras away.

Weddings bring out the best of them though. Had a guest sit down... in the isle a while back.


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Mar 20, 2013 12:05 |  #89

sgtbueno wrote in post #15696721 (external link)
Creative images? who told you that you were invited to that wedding to get creative images ? LMAO
You supposed to be there as a guest, that's all, but it is old good, what ever float your boat.

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Mar 20, 2013 12:52 |  #90

I think it odd for a guest to try to get creative images when they are at a wedding. What the point? Leave the creative images to the hired shooter.


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