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nbkhs6t
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Sep 18, 2013 13:17 |  #1

I have recently converted my photography hobby into part time business focusing on outdoor portraits, family pictures etc. I have received an offer to shoot a wedding in November. I currently have these lenses: 50mm 1.8f, 18-55 f3.5-5.6 and 55-250 f3.5-5.6. What other lense should I purchase that will be good to shoot at the wedding. I am considering 24-70 2.8f or 16-35 2.8f. The wedding is going to be at a banquet hall (not in church). Please let me know what sort of settings should I use on the camera (i.e. AV mode, P mode etc..what about ISO, fstop, exposure). Any help or assistance is greatly appreciated.




  
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Sep 18, 2013 14:14 |  #2

::makes some popcorn::


5D3 / M3 / S100 / Σ 35 Art / 50 1.8 / 135 L / 17-40 L / 24-70 L / 70-200 f/4 IS L / m 22 2.0 / 580ex II
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Sep 18, 2013 14:17 |  #3

what is wrong with what you have now? what settings do you use currently on your camera? do those not work for you already?


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Sep 18, 2013 15:04 |  #4

nbkhs6t wrote in post #16306963 (external link)
Any help or assistance is greatly appreciated.

DON'T DO IT!!!! again, just in case you didn't read what I said, PLEASE, DON'T DO IT!!!


I have no experience with wedding shoots but questions like "which mode to use" is a huge red flag that you're not prepared to tackle this challenge!!!




  
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Sep 18, 2013 16:01 |  #5

I just need to know how people shoot. It does work now when I do portraits..I am just looking for an opinion based on what others do




  
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Sep 18, 2013 16:11 |  #6

We adapt how we shoot depending on the situation we are in. Depends on subjects, lighting, movement, positioning, weather, the effect/look we are trying to create, etc.


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Sep 18, 2013 16:12 |  #7

Wait there is other modes besides M?


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Sep 18, 2013 16:14 |  #8

Please let me know what sort of settings should I use on the camera (i.e. AV mode, P mode etc..what about ISO, fstop, exposure). Any help or assistance is greatly appreciated.

You are way over your head! As others have said, decline. As a minimum tell the bride/groom to hire a "pro" with the agreement you can shadow him. I have shot an occasional wedding and would no do so unless I had no less than two camera bodies, and preferably three.




  
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Sep 18, 2013 16:14 |  #9

Which lense do you recommend 16-35 vs 24-70 for t1i




  
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Sep 18, 2013 16:16 |  #10

Both are awesome, pick the one that works for you


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Sep 18, 2013 16:18 |  #11

Also don't for get to add in the crop factor of 1.6 magnification.


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Sep 18, 2013 16:18 |  #12

NB, what is your experience level as a photographer? I think what others are trying to get at is your questions imply a lack of general knowledge and they, rightfully so, worry that you might not be able to produce quality images that will make the B&G unhappy campers and wishing they had hired someone with more experience.
While everyone has to start somewhere, usually that involves being a second shooter to a pro. You are jumping in with both feet into what could be very squishy ground.


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Sep 18, 2013 16:26 |  #13

nbkhs6t wrote in post #16307346 (external link)
I just need to know how people shoot. It does work now when I do portraits..I am just looking for an opinion based on what others do

nbkhs6t,
You shoot in whatever way it takes to get the shot! You must be able to change, adapt and overcome different and changing variables. You must know your camera and how to change its function on the fly in order to get the shot. There is no set ISO, Aperature or SS setting ,there is no one lens,they will all change multiple times through out. The problem with weddings vs the portrait type of shots you are doing now is that you get no do overs, no re takes. If you miss shots at a wedding you potentially ruin a lifetime of memories for the bride and groom. Not trying to beat you up or scare you away from the job ,however your question does give reason for concern. Do you feel you have enough experience to pull it off?




  
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Sep 18, 2013 16:38 |  #14
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You would also need a flash and know how to use it off camera in full manual mode. But likes others have said, DON"T DO IT!!!




  
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Sep 18, 2013 17:16 |  #15

I may have confused people, I have done shoots before, this wedding is a very low key. They just need someone to do it. I was asking for an experience based on what others have done. If it was something big, I would have followed a pro. Bride and groom asked me to do this for them. While I know how important weddings are, I just want to do a good job for them. This is the reason I am asking for an opinion. I do have 430 ex II with diffuser.




  
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