Wedding photography

Started Feb 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
msjhaffey Senior Member • Posts: 1,454
Re: Wedding photography

Everyone will tell you weddings are tough.  They are right!  

1. Get a copy of "Captured by the Light" by David Ziser.  It's by far the best wedding book I have ever come across.

2. Check with the person conducting the wedding (minister or registrar) whether flash is allowed.

3. Scope out the venues: wedding and reception.  Figure out where you will take the shots.  Do you have enough light?

4. Go on a wedding photography course.

5. Plan, plan, plan.  Plan especially to be as inconspicuous as possible.

6. Have lots of batteries, fully charged, including spares.

7. Get insurance. You don't want to have someone trip over your camera bag and sue you if you don't have insurance.

I don't know Canon kit so I can't comment on whether what you have is good enough.  You should plan on minimising use of flash because people can find it off-putting if there is too much. Yes, I know you will use some flash, but one going off every five seconds during the speeches will lead to a riot!

Good luck

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