Okay, so I've lurked on this website for ages now and finally set up an account so I could share a little. I've only been shooting portraits for money for a year now, so I'm definitely an unqualified newbie. And the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. My husband put my name forward to do a wedding as primary last July and after a lot of warnings and setting the bride up with low expectations I agreed to do it. She said they were glad they weren't just taking the pictures with their camera phones! I felt I at least could do better than that for them. I've worked as a second shooter for three weddings since this one so I do have some more experience. Another opportunity to shoot a wedding as primary has presented itself for next year and before I dive into that one I'd like some opinion from some of the talented pros here as to whether I may have potential in the industry. Can you offer me some advice and maybe make some suggestions as to what I should have done differently?
Shot with my "antique" 40D and a rented 24-70 and 70-200, though mostly the 24-70. It was a very small event of about twenty guests and I didn't get much use out of the longer lens because everything was so cramped. Also my first time using a flash. I feel like I often struggle with soft focus and I'm not sure if it's me or my camera since I don't seem to have the same trouble when I second shoot using my friend's 7D.