Ok, the quick rundown on the situation some may say it will be a disaster but I have faith in my madness.
I am getting married at the end of jan in the carribean, on the beach. No proffessional photographer's are allowed and I am not totally hyped on the package deals being offered.
So my plan is to pick up a decent camera and equip my brides sister with it. She has three months to train, and is very excited about this oppertunity. She is currently unemployed so she has lots of free time. She take's decent photo's we would be happy with, using a point and shoot. She has already been looking into coarses.
I'm pretty oc'd when it comes to things, and have really been enjoying my time learning everything for 5-6 hours a night and doing my research. my reef tank upgrade project has taken a huge back seat to this. As I am getting the feeling I want to shoot it myself. But I have to step back, and think whats best for the wedding and less me afterward ( doing reef macros etc... )
Worse case scenario I am paying per photo what she wants from the resort photographer.
I have a rough budget to follow which would be around 2k to 2500 to spend. which isnt much considering the body I am very interested in.
Things are looking like this so far and creative critism is more then welcome.
I would like to pick up a 40D ( depending on availbility from someone who I feel comfritable buying from second hand ) or a new 50D which is around 1100 for me here in canada for the body.
The lenses seem like the tricky part to me, as they can easily double what I want to spend. Ive read some good things about one of the kit lenses but perhaps would money better spent on a different lens for this setting. So suggestion's on a good x-x lens would be much appreciated.
Also one camera sales men pretty much sold me on a fixed lens, it took nice crisp clear at around a 5 foot range with a nice distorted backround. I cant remeber what but It was very cheap at 150 and made a very nice effect I could see using in many situation's
Suggestions here for lenses would be fantastic.
Also going going to get extra battery's , extra card's, a case etc... which I have decided to be non issue costs that I wont be counting on the purchase.
all in all I just want a decent set up down there that can end up with some good raw file's as I have a lifetime to edit them