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First wedding booked - Nervous as hell

 
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Jan 03, 2010 08:36 |  #1

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Jan 03, 2010 10:37 |  #2

Looks like flash is gonna be your friend. Bearing in mind the grooms condition, I'd take it nice n easy. By you staying calm it will reassure everyone else.
Don't push for your shots directly after the ceremony, unless there's a good reason for your party to exit. Give them 10 minutes to relax, then rope in the groomsmen, best man to grab candidates for the group shots.
Ceremony - Check out clients priorities and if the registrar allows flash, use it, some don't though.
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Jan 03, 2010 10:40 |  #3

With a client like this, the most important images you can get are the candid ones of the two of them and them with their family. The posed "glamour" bride shots or even b&g shots should probably be secondary; I personally wouldn't worry about the location shots too much with one like this.


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Jan 04, 2010 12:29 |  #4

Well I saw and chatted to the lady today (husband was too unwell).

There's going to be 20 people tops, have a great idea in my head now of how things will go and am a lot less nervous. Went to the venue also and got some shots. The room is very small, all these shots apart from the first are at 24mm!

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Jan 04, 2010 14:48 |  #5

There's no place for you to stand. :D

You almost need that 16-35.




  
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Jan 04, 2010 15:12 |  #6

at least there's a low, white ceiling for bounce!




  
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Jan 04, 2010 15:31 |  #7

I think the bride wanted a slimming effect....at 16mm she'd better be bang on the centre of the camera. :D

I almost started to consider buying the 24-70mm as it's a little dark in there and the only other lens I have is the 24-105L, but I'll have the flash right?


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Jan 04, 2010 15:45 |  #8

Gel wrote in post #9323103 (external link)
but I'll have the flash right?

Piece of cake.

Heed your WB. Those yellow walls will drive you nuts when you chimp.




  
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Jan 04, 2010 15:49 |  #9

Looks almost like you could just do a studioshoot now and copy paste them in ^^


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Jan 04, 2010 16:53 |  #10

RT McAllister wrote in post #9323217 (external link)
Piece of cake.

Heed your WB. Those yellow walls will drive you nuts when you chimp.

Shooting in Raw will be my salvation, the wallpaper is hideous :p


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Jan 04, 2010 17:17 |  #11

Man that looks like a great wedding to shoot! Intimate, spontaneous, happy and sad...keep it that way :) Bang in the centre aisle is where I'd stand. Up close and personal - ISO800-1200+ - no flash. I am soooo envious you landed a gig like this. You'll be AMAZING...I betcha ;)


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Jan 04, 2010 17:57 |  #12

I agree with samnz. Use a medium tele long enough to leave the background out of focus. Get the emotions that are going on. I, also, would use available light with the correct white balance. Flash becomes intrusive and would take away from the feelings they will show.
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Jan 04, 2010 18:46 |  #13

So don't worry about full body shots during the service, concentrate on the waist up, zoom in on faces?

I worry at F4 the light will ,... oh wait I have IS on that lense and they're not exactly moving from that spot. So shouldn't be an issue however the meter shows 1/13 sec at F4 ISO 1600. Do I bump the ISO (Using the 5D MkII) or use a faster lens?


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Jan 04, 2010 19:44 |  #14

definitely focus waste up for the indoor shots, worry about full body stuff as the bride approaches and for outside...

I'd use a faster lens myself indoors, 1/13 at 1600 still seems kinda slow to me, unless you're using a bounce flash but im still imagining a tad bit of ghosting, which you definitely do not want.

a 2.8 lens would give you more to play with for DOF and light intake...


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Jan 04, 2010 21:40 |  #15

Dude bump your ISO...you can crank that thing up without seeing any noise, that is the major advantage of the Mark II. You will be just fine with the lenses you have.


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