My cam only has its built-in flash how? Can anyone advise? thanks!
canon gt f/1.2 one...
actually, i tink some of your queries have already been answered.
what i think is, most importantly, work around your gear, because you are familar with them. though i do feel that having an external flash is important.
next, no one can teach u how to shoot. an image is your perception of reality. as we all perceive what we see in a wedding differently, we tend to look out for different things, thus unequal weightage is given to different kinds of shots, at the end of the day, this constitutes style.
400D with on-camera ETTL II flash actually produces very balance results with hardly and harsh lighting effect
so don't be afraid to experiment
But if you are doing so, consider getting spare batteries as your battery will run low much quicker with the amount of flash that you will probably be needing, but like a forumer said, fast primes... yeah
good advice is to buy a new pair of socks
and shoes that can be easily put on and taken off in 5 seconds
If there is a standard setting, then everyone can be a wedding photographer already.
Some aspects of good 'showmanship':
a) Wear new/clean socks.
b) If you have body odour, do something about it.
c) Be conscious not to talk with bad breath. Some mints will be handy.
d) No matter how tiring, look awake, sharp and alert.
try to keep cool and be courteous even to the event's 'wedding planner' or 'officer-in-charge' whom had been trying to instruct/direct/command (or even abuse) you throughout the day.
it happens when some oldie thought she has been to more wedding then anyone else..