Sort of a first post. I accidentally posted this in the Photo Sharring section, not the Knowhow. Oops, what a way to start off my POTN career huh?
Here is my original post:
I’ve been a lurker for a while, but just recently decided to actually sign up so I could start posting and become a part of the POTN community. I come from the video function on our cameras but I have been doing more still photos the past few years. I started with my parents old Pentax film SLR, then jumped to my Canon HV20 for filming, but it wasn’t until I got a T2i that my world really opened up. Honestly, I got the T2i during its first week of availability, and it wasn’t until about six months in until I switched the function wheel to something other than Video mode. Now it has been the opposite and I haven’t had much time switching my 6D into video mode lol. Short intro, now to the real reason why I’m posting in this forum.
I have a really small wedding coming up in a few weeks which will be my first full production on my own. I’ve assisted others when doing video shoots, but as far as photography goes, this is 1/1 for me. I’ve done parties, engagement parties, portraits etc, so I’m not too nervous about the big day. The couple getting married are both men, so if anyone has any advice for me on this, please share. I know in a traditional wedding, the main focus is on the female and the male is basically an accessory. In this case, I am closer to the more feminine male, but I just don’t want to overdo it, or assume too much. Any pointers with posing, or links would be greatly appreciated.
Been loading up my arsenal slowly but sure for this as well as other shoots I have booked. I feel I have the basics covered, but again, I am here for advice and pointers from you guys. I still have the T2i, but it has AF issues now so it can only be used in LiveView. I am thinking of just letting my girlfriend/assistant use that for candid and random shots, but I don’t expect much from that.
Anyways, here is what I have so far:
Camera: 6D and T2i
Lenses: Rokinon 14mm, 28mm f2.8 IS, 40mm Pancake, Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC
3 Yongnuo 560 Flash units
Lights stands for all 3 if needed which will be used for first dance and dance floor
Triggers/receiver for all 3
Triple flash mount with umbrella mount to be attached to a monopod and held by my assistant
A fairly knowledgeable and hard working assistant lol
And I’m drawing a blank, but that’s the meat of my gear right now. I was thinking of grabbing another flash, but I’m not sure if I’ll even need it.
If something comes to mind, please share it with me. I haven’t been on forums in years b/c I always end up getting frustrated with silly arguments. With that said, I am definitely open to creative criticism and encouragement.
Talk to you all soon,