Douglas Boyd

Douglas Boyd

Lives in United States Las Vegas, NV, United States
Works as a Physicist
Has a website at
Joined on May 28, 2002
About me:

I've been shooting digital photography since the beginning, starting with the Canon RC-250 in 1990 and advancing to the Chinon in 1992, then to the Ricoh RDC-1 in 1993. Since then, I have had a succession of more conventional digitial cameras including models from Nikon, Minolta, Ricoh, and Casio. In 2002 I used Nikon D100 and Minolta D7i.
Prior to 1990 I was a film photogrpapher, starting with 5x7 and 4x5 view cameras in the late 1940s, adapting to 35mm in the 50s (Konica, Leica CL), and experimenting with 120/220mm format using Rollei TLR, Mamiya 120, and Mamiya 645 systems. I used to do all my own wet chemistry using Omega D2 and a color darkroom. But in recent years I converted to Epson Inkjet printing using various scanners and now digital cameras. I have semi-professional experience at weddings, schools, and news phtography. Since 2007 I have been concentrating on large landscape prints using Hasselblad H1 and P30 back, and recently moved up to Sony Alpha a900.


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Jonathan F/2: Wow!

I think what the bride is getting at is the question of whether a professional photographer for the entire wedding is even needed today. These days wedding guests have P&S and cell phone cameras that will often capture candid images just as good as those the pro might take. However, the guests expect to see a professional photographer at a wedding. The solution is to hire the professional only for the formal group shots (someone already mentioned this). That would only use 1 hour or so of time. And there would only be 8-10 photos to edit, maybe an additional 2 hours work. At $150/hr (plumber's rates), that should be a $500-600 project. The rest of the pictures could be collected from guests. Printing, books, CDs, websites would all be extra. I think the Craig's List bride would be happy with such an arrangement.

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