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My very first wedding. Am I really equipped for it? Help, please.

 
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May 15, 2015 17:59 |  #16

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I buy Sandisk and have half a dozen brand new ones :)

Test them.


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May 25, 2015 21:34 |  #18

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I use single card cameras with no plans to change cameras. If I did buy new cameras dual slot would be a criteria.

Test your cards before each season using this software (external link). Don't test too often, cards do eventually wear out. I've not yet had a failure from a Sandisk or the better quality Transcend cards, but I did have an incompatibility between one cheap Transcend card and a camera that lost one image. Can't remember if it was Nikon or Canon. Anyway, Sandisk are generally reliable.


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May 30, 2015 20:26 |  #19

You know honestly, when you post the question of do I have the right equipment that is a bit of a caution flag. Not a red flag, but a caution flag. There will always be those on this forum that will tell you that you need this and that, and what you have is not up to par. Your confidence in what you do have should carry you. In terms of just wanting to know what basic equipment you need, based on what you wrote I believe you have a pretty good idea. As you shoot more, you will learn what you could have used, what would have been nice to have, and what you really needed. You will get those things as you go.

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Jul 09, 2015 12:32 |  #20

I just want to chime in on the dual card thing. I've had a card fail on me before, it was high dollar Lexar Pro CF. Really, it wasn't the card that failed, rather the card reader corrupted it. The card reader was a high dollar Lexar reader. This was unfortunately after a paid job.




  
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Jul 09, 2015 12:40 |  #21

Roamingbull wrote in post #17577534 (external link)
You know honestly, when you post the question of do I have the right equipment that is a bit of a caution flag. Not a red flag, but a caution flag. There will always be those on this forum that will tell you that you need this and that, and what you have is not up to par. Your confidence in what you do have should carry you. In terms of just wanting to know what basic equipment you need, based on what you wrote I believe you have a pretty good idea. As you shoot more, you will learn what you could have used, what would have been nice to have, and what you really needed. You will get those things as you go.

Have fun with the shoot.


Brasher wrote in post #17625943 (external link)
I just want to chime in on the dual card thing. I've had a card fail on me before, it was high dollar Lexar Pro CF. Really, it wasn't the card that failed, rather the card reader corrupted it. The card reader was a high dollar Lexar reader. This was unfortunately after a paid job.

Thank you guys. I now have my new 5d3 with dual cards, so I think I should be fine with 2 cameras :)


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Jul 09, 2015 14:53 |  #22

Your gear seems adequate for a wedding. I hope you realize that the gear is not the most difficult aspect photographing a wedding.

I found out is more mental preparation and understanding the wedding day workflow which makes the difference. It is a rat race and one has to be prepared and adjust to the changes. Yes, the schedule would change, the plan would go into the dumps and you need to act.

Wrote a guide on how to prepare for photographing a wedding: http://weddingphotogra​phyblogger.com …-photographing-a-wedding/ (external link)

Few tips which helped me over the years to plan and get prepared. Good luck, come back and let us know how the wedding went. I am sure you would do just great.

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Jul 09, 2015 14:58 |  #23

You are good to go. Just go shoot and follow your instincts and remember what you've already learned. I've seen people ask this question on here before. Many of the answers you will get here will just make you second guess yourself more. You are fine and you will do a great job.


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Jul 09, 2015 16:17 |  #24

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Your gear seems adequate for a wedding. I hope you realize that the gear is not the most difficult aspect photographing a wedding.

I found out is more mental preparation and understanding the wedding day workflow which makes the difference. It is a rat race and one has to be prepared and adjust to the changes. Yes, the schedule would change, the plan would go into the dumps and you need to act.

Wrote a guide on how to prepare for photographing a wedding: http://weddingphotogra​phyblogger.com …-photographing-a-wedding/ (external link)

Few tips which helped me over the years to plan and get prepared. Good luck, come back and let us know how the wedding went. I am sure you would do just great.

Cheers!

thank you for the post; I think I have all of the steps listed in that link covered. I definitely will post some images

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You are good to go. Just go shoot and follow your instincts and remember what you've already learned. I've seen people ask this question on here before. Many of the answers you will get here will just make you second guess yourself more. You are fine and you will do a great job.

Thank you Blake; I am mentally prepared; the venue has been scouted out for lighting etc. My second shooter has done quite a few weddings himself as primary. We have the right equipment, 4 strobes, 8 speedlites 2 6ds and 2 5d3s and everything else imaginable, L glass, so we are good to go :)


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Jul 10, 2015 04:14 |  #25

Brasher wrote in post #17625943 (external link)
I just want to chime in on the dual card thing. I've had a card fail on me before, it was high dollar Lexar Pro CF. Really, it wasn't the card that failed, rather the card reader corrupted it. The card reader was a high dollar Lexar reader. This was unfortunately after a paid job.

In the future only copy the files of the card, don't move them. This way you are protected should your reader flip out.


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Jul 11, 2015 16:14 |  #26

itsallart wrote in post #17626153 (external link)
Thank you Blake; I am mentally prepared; the venue has been scouted out for lighting etc. My second shooter has done quite a few weddings himself as primary. We have the right equipment, 4 strobes, 8 speedlites 2 6ds and 2 5d3s and everything else imaginable, L glass, so we are good to go :)

Looks like you're more then equipped! Just be sure to charge any rechargeable batteries the day before, and you're golden. I'm not a pro, but have been second shooter for a few weddings (and have shot weddings as a visitor in which people say "gosh, thanks for the photos...they're better then our photographers"). I think the biggest thing for a photography event is experiencing it: after you finish it, you'll find out if there's anything else you need. You're more then equipped and have a great 2nd shooter: if there's a shot list, be sure you check it off. It looks like a great opportunity to get your feet wet with wedding photography.


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