Is it rude to bring DSLR to wedding?

Started Sep 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
Vlad S
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In reply to Craig Gillette, Sep 26, 2011

Craig Gillette wrote:

How you behave will determine if there is any rudeness involved. Don't be obtrusive, don't blast away during quiet moments, don't (no matter what camera you have) interfere with other guests or the pros by getting in their sight lines, etc., like standing up and leaning into the aisle, standing while others are sitting, flashing when no flash is appropriate.

You were invited for the newlyweds and the guests to enjoy your company. It would be rude to withhold it from them because you are busy taking pictures. So do bring your camera, but remember that being a lively guest is your first obligation to the bride and groom.

When you take pictures try to gauge how disruptive it is to the conversations that people are trying to have with you or with one another and know when to put the camera down. Do not bring your biggest baddest lens simply because it has razor thin DOF or good in low light. Bring something that is not intimidating or distracting, so that people talk about the wedding and not about your camera.

Other than that, B&G usually love to see pictures of the party.

And make sure that you are not interfering with the official photographer and his/her assistants.

Vlad

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