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Wedding - Sat 27th Sept 2008.

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by diego garcia, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Had a particular remit for this wedding.

    Reportage for the first half and then lights and soft brollies for the portrait session after the meal. No problem, a decent shoot but it was a very very hot day Saturday and even 5.6, ISO 400 was nearing 1/8000th so managing the light was of upmost importance. The lights were two 600's on portable light stands via soft tranny brollies, triggered by an sb800. Strobist to the max !

    On the portrait shoot, had to make the best if what was available as I do not work with a white studio train and used curtains at the hotel to make a backdrop as the tones whilst not ideal matched the wedding colours. I dont shoot weddings generally as it is not my thing and I always under charge the people involved due to benevolence and wanting to give them the best I can. I charged 3 x £100 per hour here and easily gave up 7 hours + PP but hey ho, such is life. It is so hard to put the camera down and even at 11.30pm I was still snapping away with 1/15th rear curtain on the dance floor.....

    All I wanted to do in the day was flip the room in which the reception was held as the back/rim light whilst nice would have been better the other way. Anyway, not revolutionary just nice solid wedding snaps.

    One thing to note is that I shoot with D3's and for the first time, the weight got to me, so would have preferred 2 x 700's or 2 x 5D II's here with some nice fast glass. I thought my hand was going to fall off on Saturday evening ! Obvious that I was going to write this, but credit to Guy and my mate Joseph who do this week in, week out. Give me a freezing cold touchline anywhere in the world and anyone who calls this fools gold or easy money needs a tweak on the nose.

    My next wedding is August 09, so a nice break, unless I pick up the odd bit here and there. Plenty of colour in the selection of images to go to the 'customer', especially the evening as this conveys the movement at the disco. Anyway, over and out blah blah blah.

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  2. I love the image with everyone making faces. Too cute/fun.
  3. 1, 3 and 6 are my favorites here... you have a great knack for kids apparently, and good BW conversions. The last one's fun too. Nice stuff!
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