PPA membership?

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Hey all, I am trying to get a side job as a second shooter or assitant to a wedding or event photogrpaher. I am looking to learn as much as possible and then maybe go to work for them or someone else shooting weddings, events, etc. A wedding photographer in Arizona mentioned joining the PPA. I check it out and it seems to have a lot of perks but will it help me find local photographers that are looking for second shooters or anything? Does anyone have experience with this? Any thoughts for a noob?
 
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It's a great organization, however, the dues are too pricey for what it is.
When you first start out it's not too bad, but goes up from there.
I once thought to become a Master Photographer, but really don't want
to mess with politics to get there.

I don't know how effective the network of contacting for hire works.
My guess, not very well.
The very best thing IMHO would be to dig in the phone directories
and give every photographer a call. Just tell them your intention
and ask if they are in need of any help. You may be surprised in
how much work you will obtain this way.
 
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Gotcha, good idea, thank you! It seems like no one wants to hire someone without a big portfolio, yet how do you build your portfolio without shooting with or for someone? I am working on it, I have a possible calendar shoot that may be coming around for a local landscaping company.
 
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Tricks for shooting evening

Hi everyone,

I am shooting an event outside 6-9pm in a public area. Just wanted to see if anybody has some tried and true, or tricks they have that work in a situation like this.
Iam shooting D1x and D200 sb600 and sb800. fong dome. 50mm, 85mm and 10?- 35mm( not mine) lens.

DO you preferr AP mode or M?
curtain sync or regular?

I am not worried, just want to tweek my shots a bit.

Thanks
Patrick
 
Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
82
Location
San Diego, CA
Hi everyone,

I am shooting an event outside 6-9pm in a public area. Just wanted to see if anybody has some tried and true, or tricks they have that work in a situation like this.
Iam shooting D1x and D200 sb600 and sb800. fong dome. 50mm, 85mm and 10?- 35mm( not mine) lens.

DO you preferr AP mode or M?
curtain sync or regular?

I am not worried, just want to tweek my shots a bit.

Thanks
Patrick


And this pertains to PPA membership benefits how? :biggrin:
 

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