tips for wedding newbies...

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grant Harris Contributing Member • Posts: 824
tips for wedding newbies...

Some tips for all newcomers to wedding photography

1. Always have at least 2 of everything, 2 cameras, 2 of each focal length, 2 flash guns etc

2. Don't use cards bigger than 2GB, if a card should fail you will lose too many photos
3. Have an assistant, to carry, hold reflectors etc

4. Get the assistant to backup cards as you fill them to either a laptop or backup device
5. Have card recovery software and know how to use it
6. Use a decent flash diffuser, no ones wants harsh shadows in the back ground

7. Learn to use your camera fully before shooting your first wedding, don't be tempted to use functions such as auto ISO without understanding how they work.

8. Use lenses with internal motors such as Nikon AF-S, these focus faster and quieter

And key....

Back up your images and back that up.

I use windows home server, this replicates to an internal disk array, that in turn is backed up to 2 external usb drives and onto a web backup service. The Asus web service is very good and offers unlimted storage for a very resonable price.

And don't format cards until you have at least 2 copies.

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