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First Church Wedding...Where to Shoot From.

 
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Apr 02, 2010 18:31 |  #16

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the 17-55 IS on my 50D is awesome. You have to invest in good glass.

Mine too!!


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Apr 02, 2010 20:46 |  #17

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Typically I'll stand near the front of the sanctuary off to the side, and shoot the bridemaids walking in. Then I scoot to the back of the church to shoot the ringbearer and flowergirl from behind, take a few shots of the bride/father walking in (so you can see their faces), then shoot them from behind, following them down the aisle. A nice shot to get too is a telephoto of the groom's face when he sees the bride for the first time. From that point on, after the processional, I just move around the sanctuary to get different angles. Always respecting the rules of the church of course.


I usually do the same thing. I use flash when I can and have never had an issue with light falloff from bouncing my flash (which is the only way I use them, indoors).


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Apr 02, 2010 21:32 |  #18

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B&H is out of stock and my local camera shop sold the last one....

Rent.


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Apr 03, 2010 01:59 |  #19

Or buy used..they are all over, and on here often.


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Apr 03, 2010 08:33 |  #20

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Rent.

I don't know why but I would rather just own the lens instead of renting it if I could. The wedding is next saturday (found out 3 weeks ago, so short notice for a new gear decision).


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Apr 04, 2010 03:32 |  #21

If you can't buy the lens in time, borrowing or renting is the only option. Of course you could just buy it from amazon (external link).


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Apr 04, 2010 19:00 |  #22

Find out from the officiant where you can go and what you can do during the wedding. Comply with their wishes and you'll be welcomed back. Go to the rehearsal. You'll find out all these answers and have areal good feel for what is happening and when you need to be where at the wedding ceremony.


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Apr 04, 2010 20:06 |  #23
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I have used www.lensgiant.com (external link) in the past and they are top notch with usually the best price. I'm thinking about renting the 17-50 f/2.8 IS for my Daughters wedding and it's only like $54 for 5 days.


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Apr 08, 2010 11:06 as a reply to  @ locky's post |  #24

I just had a quick thought...
My plan was to kneel up in front of the first row of seats and shoot everyone as they come in and then as the bride passes me I would move around to get different angles, then kneel at the back and capture everyone walking out.

I read that some people shoot from the front position then go to the back to follow the bride and father up the aisle. How is this done? I just saw a picture with all of the guests standing as they entered. This method seems very difficult to get the shot with people standing in your way.


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Apr 08, 2010 18:20 |  #25

newb2pro_1day_or_so wrote in post #9956694 (external link)
I read that some people shoot from the front position then go to the back to follow the bride and father up the aisle. How is this done? I just saw a picture with all of the guests standing as they entered. This method seems very difficult to get the shot with people standing in your way.

You're walking up the aisle behind the bride, how are people getting in your way?


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Apr 08, 2010 18:24 |  #26

Samples of what I'm talking about:


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Apr 08, 2010 22:50 as a reply to  @ Lyndon Chen's post |  #27

ahhhh. I understand now. I'm not sure what the heck I was thinking. well in this case I'm wishing I would have been able to get the 17-55. I'll make it work somehow though. That's how determined photographers do their job...


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Apr 22, 2010 10:47 as a reply to  @ post 9922124 |  #28

Well, After a little bit of a struggle with family portraits and what not after the ceremony I think all worked out fine. Here a few from the wonderful day.

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Apr 22, 2010 16:03 |  #29

Pleased it worked out for you...nice shots......would love to see some more of the B & G




  
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