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    i agreed depends on the places. I once do a shooting at the Wedding at Esplanade, i was asked to wear tie

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    For formal occasions, like Weddings and ROMs, dress the best you can.

    You're at the same level as the Justice of Peace, the Wedding Planners or even the Baquet Manager of the Hotel. You are part of the team that makes the wedding possible, or at least makes it go smoothly.

    They are all professionals and they their dressing shows that they are serious about what they are doing. A photographer turning up at a wedding with Jeans and T-shirt is just bad taste. It's always better to over dress then underdress.

    It's also shows the respec you give to your client/friend's big day.

    Cheers.

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    What to wear hummmm I know what not to wear only in your undies and slippers Hahaha sorry man can't help myself. Oh ya not in your best suit better dun "outshine" the groom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    nick from TCW uses lecia for weddings
    i done twice with m6 too...but as a backup photographer...hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by rueyloon
    For formal occasions, like Weddings and ROMs, dress the best you can.

    You're at the same level as the Justice of Peace, the Wedding Planners or even the Baquet Manager of the Hotel. You are part of the team that makes the wedding possible, or at least makes it go smoothly.

    They are all professionals and they their dressing shows that they are serious about what they are doing. A photographer turning up at a wedding with Jeans and T-shirt is just bad taste. It's always better to over dress then underdress.

    It's also shows the respec you give to your client/friend's big day.

    Cheers.
    RL i have to disagree with you. coz i feel that as long not sloppy, not tear here and there... and some say, clean pair of jeans... and a nice T-shirt or short sleeve shirt will do the job unless they are the all back suit event thingy... coz i think most photographers or at least a number of whom i know wears just T-shirt and Jeans for wedding shoot. coz its more flexible... and when the PG is more cofy with himself... of course better result will come out too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rueyloon
    For formal occasions, like Weddings and ROMs, dress the best you can.

    You're at the same level as the Justice of Peace, the Wedding Planners or even the Baquet Manager of the Hotel. You are part of the team that makes the wedding possible, or at least makes it go smoothly.

    They are all professionals and they their dressing shows that they are serious about what they are doing. A photographer turning up at a wedding with Jeans and T-shirt is just bad taste. It's always better to over dress then underdress.

    It's also shows the respec you give to your client/friend's big day.

    Cheers.
    Can't agree more.

    At least a decent long-sleeved shirt, pants, proper shoes if you don't want to put on a tie. Something presentable. Not T-Shirt/Jeans for weddings and ROM shoots. Kinda outta place and disrespectful since the photographer might be standing behind or beside the JP for ROM to get the angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    confirm not leica... leica is for wedding...
    There are many who uses Leica M for weddings. In fact, I find them the most covert compared to the big SLRs. There's quite a lot of difference in human subject interaction compared to using a SLR. Other than the film loading, they're rather easy to engage compared to SLRs, esp when you've learnt the art of pre-focusing.

    Not to go OT here, I do agree with Rueyloon. Image counts. Period. As a client, I'm more willing to part my $$ to someone that look professional on my big day, than some who looks like an Ah Beng, if you know what I mean. No offence to whoever.

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    hmm..what's wrong with dressing formally when you are the photographer??

    I will rather dress just like other guests do and blend into the scene, than to wear something different to make myself stand out from the crowds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rueyloon
    They are all professionals and they their dressing shows that they are serious about what they are doing. A photographer turning up at a wedding with Jeans and T-shirt is just bad taste. It's always better to over dress then underdress.
    Agree, unless the event is at some beach resort where all the guests are in burmudas and T-shirt, then I will follow their dress code and wear the same

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    also agree with rueyloon, my dress code in the morning is more casual but during dinners its always shirt and tie, suits for events black tie for formal parties.

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    Think the best advice is to ask first. To add on to the other advices other than attire, i guess can recommend to them (if they don't really know or have any pref) that you will be wearing black, denims are ok if dark navy blue. Just in case some people bang tang against black....hehe.... For day shoots like your fort canning you can wear other colours of course.

    For events, it's definitely black as standard. This way you don't stand out, and you will need that if you are accidentally caught in the way (say video) and have to squat down and take cover. Eg, if you are going to wear a vest, it has to be black too. heh...

    Just in case someone thinks that long sleeve shirt + pants + biz shoes = ok, then come in a bright yellow long sleeve.
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    Shirt / Polos and pants / jeans... depends on how formal the event is, even a tie also. It shows respect and besides, you need to be professional about your craft.... T-shirts are out!

    Or bring along your magic EOS Professional vest....
    That works too... just make sure its not all crumply and stinky.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott
    What to wear hummmm I know what not to wear only in your undies and slippers Hahaha sorry man can't help myself. Oh ya not in your best suit better dun "outshine" the groom
    this is interesting! outshine the groom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Can't agree more.

    . Not T-Shirt/Jeans for weddings and ROM shoots. Kinda outta place and disrespectful since the photographer might be standing behind or beside the JP for ROM to get the angle.
    HHmmmm... looks like i`m from the other planet....

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    from what I have personally observed, Willy Foo seems one of the snappiest dressers for event photography. He'll show up in a blazer with gear and all.

    On the other hand, I've witnessed first hand a couple of event photographers who seem to take pride in showing up at events looking (and smelling!) like war photographers who just stepped out of Iraq into a 5 star ballroom. One even had a Khmer Rouge style neck scarf round his neck!

    Actually, if they're your long-time close friends, wheather you're shooting or NOT, u should show them the respect and dress accordingly. I think they see you more as a close friend than a photog right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    Or bring along your magic EOS Professional vest....
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    actually not a bad idea, a vest, but might I suggest a snazzier Domke Photographer's vest (khaki color) that goes very well with almost any collared cotton shirt/pants combo....about $150 from Cathay or S$110 if you pick it up at Tin Cheung in HK. Just make sure its regularly washed!

    Why pay $$$ to advertise for EOS or Nikon? The logic escapes me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119
    I've witnessed first hand a couple of event photographers who seem to take pride in showing up at events looking (and smelling!) like war photographers who just stepped out of Iraq into a 5 star ballroom.
    You are right, another point is to wear deodorant even if you do not have an apparent BO problem. Events in air-con env still ok, but AD sure will perspire like pig. It's not toilet de eau or cologne but deodorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerpalz
    HHmmmm... looks like i`m from the other planet....
    No lah. Dunch think like dis.

    If u're frm Planet Zeta when it comes to attire, I'm prolly frm Planet Yankee in other aspects.

    Maybe for me, when the serious occasion calls for it, photographer, organiser or not, I'll juz dress to the event. That's me.

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    need fashion tips, PM me loh, i work as menswear designer cum merchandiser.

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