9th June 2003, 07:46 PM
9th June 2003, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by ThePractise
2 methods to tell ppl who's the big size here, hehe
1 x D1x
1 x F5
1 x AFS 28-70 with a big Nikon sticker on hood
1x AFS 80-200 with a big Nikon sticker on hood also
2 x SB 80 flash
1 x XL Nikon vest
1 x eos 1Ds
1 x eos 1v
1x EF 24-70L with a big Canon sticker on hood
1 x EF 70-200L with a big Canon sticker on hood also
2 x 550ex flash
1 x XL Canon vest
Use the mouth that mother nature has given you..
9th June 2003, 07:56 PM
Right, this is what i normally practise nowadays. I will tell the couples of how "dangerours" those unofficial photographer can be before any mis-understanding occurs. Gotto play safe first.
Originally posted by lavenderlilz
Totally agree! In fact actual day wedding photographers should "warn" their customers of this problem. then it would be up to the couple to tell their friends if they want their paid photographer to get it right.
9th June 2003, 09:17 PM
Yup I experienced that too when I go on wedding assignments...
Usually if you ask the couple to remind their friends not to get in your way, it's no use... they end up forgetting about it as it's their big day...
So I always tap gently on the "blockades" shoulders and ask them to step aside...
But then if you big sized like me, it helps a bit lah... when people see a big man holding a big camera, he/she will "siam" automatically...
(also, only I block them not they block me)
9th June 2003, 10:15 PM
Use what I notice few people use: Command voice.
Originally posted by StreetShooter
I think one big problem with having more than one photographer, especially for those "after-the-service" posed group shots is that when everyone gets into the action, the people in the photo don't know who to look at. So when the picture comes back, you've got a bunch of people all looking in different directions. Rather horrible. Trust me, I know.
10th June 2003, 03:01 AM
At public events, what most press and "official" photographers do is simply push your way in front of the unofficial ones. ^^
While I haven't been shooting a lot of public events, what I noticed is official photographers are usually a familiar bunch, so they give way to one another when they finish shooting from a particular angle.
10th June 2003, 01:30 PM
if u r the official photog then just elbow out the other shooters
its the same idea when covering events. bring a big wolfpack and use group strebgth to elbow out the others
13th July 2003, 10:23 AM
13th July 2003, 10:33 AM
I have shot a few wedding as the unofficial photographer. I make it a point to talk to official photographer first and explain to him that he will always get the first shot and the best position. I tend to focus on other aspects of the wedding. I usu assume a 90 degree angle to the official photographer.
I agree most unofficial photographers don't know how to get out of the frame and block the best positions. ! sigh.
See some I have done here -> www.lionelsiau.com/photo
OT : But I'm in need to wedding photographers on wedding day. Evaluating a few. PLs let me know if u are interested. http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...threadid=39222
Last edited by Java_Guru; 13th July 2003 at 10:37 AM.