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Is it normal to be a bit rusty with 1st wedding of the year?

 
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Jan 21, 2015 10:45 |  #1

Anyone?
I can't hardly wait for the 2nd one of the year.


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Jan 22, 2015 11:14 |  #2

Suppose it depends on how late in the year your last wedding was!! ;)

I think it does take a couple to get back into the groove fully...


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Jan 22, 2015 11:17 |  #3

Tigerkn wrote in post #17393027 (external link)
Anyone?
I can't hardly wait for the 2nd one of the year.

I don't really think so, because I'm usually out doing engagements or family sessions during the down wedding season, so I'm always interacting/practicing posing/ etc. all winter/spring long when the weddings really start I'm thankful for the frantic pace and constantly changing emotions.. it keeps it interesting to me.


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Jan 24, 2015 16:14 |  #4

I got off the grid of wedding photography for 5 weeks for a trip in Asia. All I did was eat, sleep and have fun :).


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Jan 24, 2015 21:49 |  #5

First few are always a bit rusty. I go out and practice a lot in advance, portraits, engagement shoots, and sometimes second shoot a wedding.


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Jan 25, 2015 04:21 |  #6

Personally I just pick up where I left off. Each year I'll have a couple of months downtime and then just start back up again. I'm not one for practice.


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Jan 26, 2015 01:44 |  #7

I find the first to be often the best! I'm rip roaring and ready to burst through the gates. I'm not tired from the grind of the wedding season, and I've been building up all kinds of ideas in the wedding off season. I shoot tons of commercial and boudoir in the off season so I never really have a slow time of year to forget how to shoot ;)

So the first is often one of my favourites!


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Jan 26, 2015 15:58 |  #8

Thanks for sharing Tim. At least, I know I am not alone :).

tim wrote in post #17398637 (external link)
First few are always a bit rusty. I go out and practice a lot in advance, portraits, engagement shoots, and sometimes second shoot a wedding.

It must be great to be super busy Peter and Lloyd! I still want to yoall when I get older (in photography).

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Personally I just pick up where I left off. Each year I'll have a couple of months downtime and then just start back up again. I'm not one for practice.

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I find the first to be often the best! I'm rip roaring and ready to burst through the gates. I'm not tired from the grind of the wedding season, and I've been building up all kinds of ideas in the wedding off season. I shoot tons of commercial and boudoir in the off season so I never really have a slow time of year to forget how to shoot ;)

So the first is often one of my favourites!


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Jan 28, 2015 11:52 |  #9

It all depends on the wedding and your motivation.


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Feb 07, 2015 16:28 |  #10

as picturecrazy said first one exited to try something new and fresh


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Feb 09, 2015 22:48 |  #11

Yeah I find I am rusty after a break!

Ohhhh 5 weeks in Asia sounds quite nice though :D


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Mar 09, 2015 04:52 |  #12

I don't shoot enough weddings to be rusty at any point. My pain area only comes when it just happens to be an uncoordinated, badly managed wedding.


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Mar 30, 2015 10:56 |  #13

josh5k wrote in post #17466933 (external link)
I don't shoot enough weddings to be rusty at any point. My pain area only comes when it just happens to be an uncoordinated, badly managed wedding.


Same here. Late groups/not enough time is the only reason I felt I've had bad photos.


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Apr 12, 2015 19:12 |  #14

I like having a bridal or engagement first. It's kind of like tossing around the ball and getting in a little batting practice before the actual game.


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Jun 17, 2015 18:21 |  #15

After 5-years, I'm still rusty lol.


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