:o Thanks all for previous (and maybe still future support – just kidding). thanks to this forum I was pretty prepared. Before wedding I met with the video and photo Pro’s. They both were nice. Gave me some tips on a fly, pulled me over to the right spots along (maybe not to interfere with their shooting, but still – I got some experience too), allow do photojournalist style shooting in studio during formals, but also asked not to shoot flash until they are done with formals during the actual ceremony – it’s understandable—they were short on time too. So it was not so stressful experience as I expected. On other hand I have some camera malfunctioning that made me to stop shooting even before first dance, and cake was out of picture as well (even though I had film SLR for backup, I made my mind to enjoy rest of the wedding (and awesome) food instead of going through film processing later.
The bottom line I’m happy to be able to start wedding portfolio, but I do not have enough shot for the whole story. I was allowed to take no more that few (two) shots after each of formals, but because of all stress, people start moving as soon as Pro’s lift there cameras, and I was to shy to command people to stay away from my shots.
(I think I got pretty good half a story though). On most of my shots during the ceremony I got some flying body parts in the frame or blinking eyes, but it can be fixed in PS. Because it’s friends wedding I do not have to turn it in quickly. Few weeks should be reasonable for them and for me (they going on honeymoon anyway). So I’ll post more pictures as they done.
I will definitely try to find a second wedding to shoot for free just to get into the game. I sort of like it (just because I’m not under contract and just in training, I guess).
Next time it’ll be all better.