Shooting wedding with primes only

Started Aug 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
lbuclk= Veteran Member • Posts: 4,197
I shot 1,200 last month

Jacques Cornell wrote:

Deardorff wrote:

Yes, I understand 'reportage' style weddings and events.

As one who has been a photojournalist and news shooter for some time, mainly smaller papers where I have more freedom to do self generated work - I cringe when I see what many call 'photojournalistic style'.

They too often rely on overshooting rather than on talent and capturing the event. They think massive numbers make for good work and overwhelm the client with numbers rather than quality.

It is the photographic equivalent of a new carpenter - placing three to five nails where one is called for.

Shooting with prime lenses and working more slowly for much of the event will generally get more keepers and result in much less time in post processing.

If I were going to push wedding again I would get two older film Hasselblads and supplement with one Canon or Nikon full frame digital and provide print proof books.

What couple and family even has the time to look at 2,000 images?

I edit down to about 300-500.

after edit, they got 309 shots.

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