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1st Wedding Shots
Posted By: rmtagg, 08-09-2008, 12:50 PM

Yesterday I was a 3rd shooter at the first wedding I have ever shot. The photog let me shoot for a few hours as long as I stayed out of the way. I learned this is not an easy assignment. Very difficult to get good pics but it did force me to be very creative. So here are a few. I know I blew out some of the white in some, I still have a lot to learn.....

















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They look good Rosemary. I quite like the candid style shots in the mirror.

I too have a wedding to shoot at the end of the month (my mothers remarrying). I have never even shot portraits of people let alone a wedding so am very nervous of doing a bad job. The wedding is in Italy though so that will be nice

Great pics
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Thank you. I was so nervous too! It was so hot in the room with the brie and the bridesmaids. Plus her mom and his mom and her g-ma were all in there too. We thought we were going to melt. The room had a large mirror in one corner. a large mirror on one wall and 2 on another. Made it difficult to shoot and not get in the pic. Plus all the bridesmaids, here mom & his mom had their cameras and were blasting away! What an experience
Since Tracy was the second shooter she was in charge of the getting ready shots. I had to stay out of her way but still get shots in. I so need to practice more with my flash. Everything I had learned went right out of my head. I had blue pics, yellow pics and some good ones, lol So if you haven't used your flash much, practice with it would be my suggestion. All in all a good time. I did not get to shoot the entire wedding. This couple wanted all their formal pics done first. So we started at 2:30 and I stayed until 6 when the ceremony was to start. I have to tell you, I learned a lot and know there is a lot more to learn too Nice thing was they did use to of my pose ideas
Now, I can't imagine anything being bad about shooting a wedding in Italy!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant see what you post!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and my thoughts, just enjoy and try not to be nervous

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Thanks for the advice Rosemary, very encouraging I cant wait to get out to Italy, have never been there before. I have armed myself with 3 4gb cards so hopefully, if I fill them, I should get some decent shots.

As for using flash I never have. I mostly shoot landscapes at the moment so theres no need. I will have a play with it though before I go.

Thanks again.
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These are really nice Rosemary. The very last one I think is fantastic. They all will make a nice addition to what the other shooters took. I hope I can tag along at a wedding sometime and try shooting one as well.

One more thing to add to your already large repetoire. . .

Great job!
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These are really nice Rosemary. The very last one I think is fantastic. They all will make a nice addition to what the other shooters took. I hope I can tag along at a wedding sometime and try shooting one as well.

One more thing to add to your already large repetoire. . .

Great job!
Thanks Mel. Just start calling around, someone will say yes I hope they do make a nice addition. Their style of shooting is very nice but more traditional so these will be something different to add in the mix.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rmtagg Quote
Thanks Mel. Just start calling around, someone will say yes I hope they do make a nice addition. Their style of shooting is very nice but more traditional so these will be something different to add in the mix.

OMG you mean talk to actual people??? And probably ones that I don't know??? The horror! That's asking entirely too much of shy little me!

Oh and btw, I found us a Scottish festival in Sept here in VA!

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Good work under tough conditions Rosemary. I've shot at a friends wedding and I'll probably do a few more for the experience. I could never do it as a job though................. unless my clients were all celebrities and paid me loads of money. There I go, dreaming again.
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OMG you mean talk to actual people??? And probably ones that I don't know??? The horror! That's asking entirely too much of shy little me!

Oh and btw, I found us a Scottish festival in Sept here in VA!
Yep, little o'l you what is the worst they could say?? NO?? That is how I looked at it.
Ohhhhhhh, I will have to see if I can get down there. Hubby has been down sized from his job
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Good work under tough conditions Rosemary. I've shot at a friends wedding and I'll probably do a few more for the experience. I could never do it as a job though................. unless my clients were all celebrities and paid me loads of money. There I go, dreaming again.
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Nothing wrong with dreaming Gary And with your charm that just might come true, lol Thanks, I have to learn a lot more esp how to shoot in the strong sun/shade thing. Co course the 2 main shooters had better spot with better lighting but still I think I could do better with the sun/shade pics.
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A Scottish festival!? What does that entail?

I guess it seems a bit strange to me because im from Scotland. A proper Scottish festival should have good folk music, lots of whiskey and much dancing in my opinion, not the cheesey 'highland fling' and 'tossing the caber' affair
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Nice series, great idea to use the mirror!
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Great series. You certainly have a perspective
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QuoteOriginally posted by thomasjmpark Quote
A Scottish festival!? What does that entail?

I guess it seems a bit strange to me because im from Scotland. A proper Scottish festival should have good folk music, lots of whiskey and much dancing in my opinion, not the cheesey 'highland fling' and 'tossing the caber' affair
Who cares! So long as there's men in kilts I'm happy!

(JK - this is a reference to a post of some shots by JCSullivan from a festival up his way, and seeing how this is America, it's probably the latter rather than the former).

Yes I would imagine it would seem strange to you. But strange to me was a former co-worker from Ireland, who went home to Ireland to visit family and spend a couple evenings in a country-western bar line dancing. In Ireland.

Now back to the wedding shots.
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