|Posted: 10/4/2013 4:45:18 PM|
May I ask what lens and/or lenses you use?? Not 100% sure I even want to do more weddings but have had a few people ask me but thinking I need more variation with my lens choices. Thanks!
|Posted: 10/5/2013 6:02:19 AM|
I've shot 3 weddings, and I never shoot alone, my oldest daughter shoots them with me. During the ceremony, I stay in the back and shoot with the 70-300 and my daughter stays up front with the 28-70. I stay in the back so I can sneak up to the balcony and grab some shots. Always ask before the ceremony where you can go and about the use of flash. We've never been allowed to use flash during the ceremony itself, but we can up until then and once it's over. Believe me, some ministers will not even let you move around during the ceremony and make it very clear that they will stop the ceremony if you do. Once the ceremony is over, I usually switch to the 50 for the portraits of the wedding party, and I use the macro for ring and detail shots.
Canon 5dMark II, T2i, XS, 18-55mm IS, 50mm 1.8, 75-300mm 4-5.6
|Posted: 10/5/2013 1:20:14 PM|
|Posted: 10/5/2013 7:19:20 PM|
Pretty much the same set up for me as Lori - I rent a 70-300, have a 28-70, and have a 50mm. That gets me through, although I wish I had a true macro for some of the detail shots.
My son helps me. We've never been restricted from where to be, but the biggest wedding we did was outdoors, so more freedom, and the others were at our own church, so we had some prior knowledge of the facility that really helped us know where and how to get positioned.
I love shooting weddings, although I'm still a beginner at it - although after the last one I feel like the experience factor is really growing, and I like that. I hope if you decide to do them it is an enjoyment for you, because it is too much work if you don't enjoy it.
|Posted: 10/5/2013 9:49:59 PM|
Thank you Susan. I have done three weddings in the past year and a half and it seems with each one I have to deal with some "pain in the ass" factor whether it's a member of the bridal party being stupid or in-law or SOMETHING! Maybe I'd feel differently if I was charging a lot of money but I"m not and I"m always stressed thinking I"ll not get "the shot".. lol
Loc: Bucks Co, Pa.
|Posted: 10/18/2013 5:09:31 AM|
I think the 70-200 2.8 and the 24-70 2.8 are essentials for me. I would love to use my 85 1.4 more because the results are always beautiful. I could never do weddings alone - you would have to be too many places at one time.