Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Weddings & Other Family Events 
Thread started 12 Jul 2006 (Wednesday) 15:41
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Curious

 
kev350d
Member
Avatar
44 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Location: newcastle upon tyne
     
Jul 12, 2006 15:41 |  #1

I am currently interested in all areas of photography but split between what to follow as my main field, as the hobby becomes more serious.

I have been given the opportunity to follow as a second shooter for a local pro "just to get the feel of a wedding" without the stress of something going wrong, obviously this is unpaid but i feel it will be a huge step in my learning curve.

All i currently own is the equipment listed below (ohh and a 550EX+diffuser) that is on its way, will this be enough for a second shooter just to get the feel of a wedding or do you think i could end up frustrated as to the lack of a good lens.

(Just noticed this should be in "Talk about wedding photography" ) sorry could a mod please move it.


Canon 350D
Kit lens
28-135 IS USM
Canon 550ex stoffen omni.
Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG DF
(Not the best of gear but loving every second)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tim
Light Bringer
Avatar
51,009 posts
Likes: 373
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
     
Jul 12, 2006 18:44 |  #2

Sure, the 28-135 IS with the 550EX will be fine for 2nd shooting. Your problems might come in low light, because it's not a very fast lens, but IS will compensate a little.


Professional wedding photographer, solution architect and general technical guy with multiple Amazon Web Services certifications.
Read all my FAQs (wedding, printing, lighting, books, etc)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
picturecrazy
soft-hearted weenie-boy
Avatar
8,565 posts
Likes: 735
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Alberta, CANADA
     
Jul 12, 2006 21:53 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #3

The nice thing about second shooting is you can practice without worrying about your gear so much. The photos you come up with are merely a bonus. You'll do fine with that setup. I shot weddings with a 17-85 for a while with no problems.


-Lloyd
The BOUDOIR - Edmonton Intimate Boudoir Photography (external link)
Night and Day Photography - Edmonton Studio Family Baby Child Maternity Wedding Photographers (external link)
Night and Day Photography - Edmonton Headshot Photographers (external link)
Facebook (external link) | Twitter (external link) |Instagram (external link) | Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Su-Hannie
Senior Member
Avatar
250 posts
Joined Jun 2006
Location: South Africa Pretoria
     
Jul 13, 2006 00:58 |  #4

I'd say go for it, I also shoot with a 350D and love it.


Canon EOS 350D x 2
Canon EF 50mm f\1.4 USM , Canon EFS 18-55mm, Sigma 70-300mm
Canon Speedlight 580 EX, Falcon Professional Strobes 250w x 2
Softbox 90cm, umbrellas silver, white Manfrotto Tripod lots of filters/goodies

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Lin-z
Goldmember
Avatar
1,247 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Location: GA
     
Jul 14, 2006 01:10 as a reply to  @ Su-Hannie's post |  #5

Yes yes yes. Do it! I wish I could have done this before I started getting into wedding stuff.

I am in the same spot as you right now. I am not yet a pro and have much to learn, but I am currently trying to find my place in the world of photographers, so I vowed to do AT LEAST one free job in every field, so that I can get the feel and figure out what works best for me. I learn something new with every session I do.


http://www.lindsi.com (external link)


  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,124 views & 0 likes for this thread
Curious
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Weddings & Other Family Events 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is rianawilson
760 guests, 179 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.