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    hi all, a friend of mine asked me would i be interested to shoot weeding as a backup? i've agreed.
    so here come the quest, what are the thing i should do and nots ? and what kind of thing i should shoot? 1st timer.

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    talk to the main photographer and try not to block him/her (he/she is usually paid to do the job well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpenza
    talk to the main photographer and try not to block him/her (he/she is usually paid to do the job well).
    thanks! what should i talk to (S)he about?
    what kind of equi i need to use?
    anymore comments?? need it!!

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    there's alot of good hints and tips here:

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...g+photographer

    and do a search on "backup wedding photographer" in this forum, that's wat i did... cos couldn't remember the thread... there's quite a lot of useful information lurking here!

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO
    there's alot of good hints and tips here:

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...g+photographer

    and do a search on "backup wedding photographer" in this forum, that's wat i did... cos couldn't remember the thread... there's quite a lot of useful information lurking here!

    good luck!
    ohoh!! gan xia ning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denis
    ohoh!! gan xia ning!
    bei ke qi, xie xie ning bo da hun ying se ying shi re xian!!

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    lolx.. anymore comments ? pour all on me!!

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    Use your normal equipment, get a spare flash and body along if possible. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Bring extra batteries even if you have a powerpack, just bring some batteries along.

    Bring some spare 400 and/or 800 flims, especially during dinner. Most shots will be indoor, except if the couple wanted outdoor shoots, thus the light will be quite dim.

    Most importantly, don't get into the way of the main Photographer, try not to duplicate what he took, take things he missed out, you are there to compliment him, not to duplicate him.

    If you can, take some shots of the small things.

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    You need a backup backup photographer? Heehee...

    Just focus on the candid shots, these are shots the paid photographer will never have time to take.

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    ohoH!! nono, i might be the backup.. point noted! more more!!
    gan xie ning

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurblock
    Use your normal equipment, get a spare flash and body along if possible. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Bring extra batteries even if you have a powerpack, just bring some batteries along.

    Bring some spare 400 and/or 800 flims, especially during dinner. Most shots will be indoor, except if the couple wanted outdoor shoots, thus the light will be quite dim.

    Most importantly, don't get into the way of the main Photographer, try not to duplicate what he took, take things he missed out, you are there to compliment him, not to duplicate him.

    If you can, take some shots of the small things.
    HeYhEy!! in mine mind alrady! thanks! compliment him, not duplicate! many thanks to those who have reply!! pour more!

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    bring water, make sure u have the day's programme, get to know the brothers and sisters and family members well since u'll be taking candids of them, eh... yeah i'll add somemore as i remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO
    bring water, make sure u have the day's programme, get to know the brothers and sisters and family members well since u'll be taking candids of them, eh... yeah i'll add somemore as i remember...
    okie, thanks alot alot alot!!! slowly slowly, take your time.. appreciated!

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    Here's something I picked up at an overseas forum. Not of much use to me since I not wedding photographer main or backup. It looks like a very concise guide, wedding shooters pls add in stuff.


    "WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY CHECKLIST

    Here are a number of suggestions for pictures. Please check those you would like taken, and please fill in any special requests you may have. This list helps guide the photographer while taking pictures.


    BRIDAL PREPARATIONS
    Bride putting on finishing touches
    Placing garter on bride's leg
    Bride helping attendants
    Bride pinning corsage on mother
    Bride pinning boutonniere on father
    Flower girl handing bouquet to bride
    Mother adjusting bride's veil
    Mother and bride
    Family and bride
    Father and bride
    Leaving the house
    Arriving at the church

    PRIOR TO THE CEREMONY
    Groom and groomsmen
    Groom and best man checking watches
    Groom adjusting best man's boutonniere
    Best man adjusting groom's tie
    Groomsmen dragging groom into church
    Groom's mother on usher's arm
    Bride's mother on usher's arm
    Bride and bridesmaids in vestibule
    Bride and father in vestibule

    DURING THE CEREMONY
    Groom and groomsmen at head of aisle
    Flower girl and ring bearer
    Bridesmaids walking up aisle
    Bride and father starting up the aisle
    Father giving away bride
    Exchange of vows
    Exchange of rings
    Time exposure of church and guests
    Bride and groom coming down the aisle<o></o>


    FORMAL PORTRAITS AT ALTAR
    Entire wedding party
    Bride and groom and parents
    Bride and groom with flower girl and ring bearer
    Bride and groom
    Couple kissing
    Bride alone

    AFTER THE CEREMONY
    Signing of marriage license
    Bride and groom leaving church
    Receiving line outside of church
    Outdoor or mood shots in and around church
    Suggested location for outdoor shots
    Wedding party getting into cars
    Bride and groom seated in car

    AT THE RECEPTION
    Bride and groom arriving
    Receiving line
    Guests signing book
    Cake before it is cut
    The head table
    Best man toasting wedding couple
    Wedding party toasting bride and groom
    Closeup of bride and groom toasting
    Closeup of couple's hands with rings
    First dance of bride and groom
    Bride dancing with father
    Groom dancing with mother
    General dancing shots
    Candids of wedding party
    Guests
    Special group or family pictures
    Couple cutting cake and feeding each other
    Bride tossing bouquet
    Woman catching bouquet
    Groom removing and tossing bride's garter
    Man catching garter
    Bride and groom leaving



    Hope that helps

    Jeri"

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    hey man, thank you very much for the time you took and let me know. gan xie ning!

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    The list is only useful if you're shooting overseas. The flow is more on the western style, and is not very suitable for local usage.

    Let me give a sample flow to a generic day of wedding in SG instead.

    Morning
    Bridal makeup
    Family shots
    Veiling of bride by parents

    Groom arrives
    Teasing & difficulties for groom
    Groom enters
    Groom unveils the bride
    Groom kisses the bride

    Tea Ceremonies (at both sides)
    Group photos

    Dinner
    Bridal make up
    Brothers & Sisters preparation for dinner (Emcees)
    Autography of signatures
    Shaking of hands of relatives/friends with families
    March in
    Cutting of cake
    Taking seats
    Change of clothes + march in again
    Pop of champagne bottle
    Pour of champagne on tower of glasses
    Intertwine drinking for couple
    YAM-SENG!!!!
    Table shots
    <Repeat the italics in opposite flow>

    This is a pretty generic flow of what will happen in the morning and dinner, hope it gives some insight on what to expect and look out for. If there's a church involved between the shots let me know and I'll supply a generic flow too.

    Cheers.

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    oh yah, me forgot... heheh.. thx espn!
    shucks, western style so much more happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxtwo
    oh yah, me forgot... heheh.. thx espn!
    shucks, western style so much more happening.
    WoOoOoO lala, thanks espn for taking time to explain it.

    foxtwo, haha, is okie thanks btw!

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    you know i look at the checklists,

    then i think :


    why not just give a simpler advice ?


    "shoot everything."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequitur
    you know i look at the checklists,

    then i think :


    why not just give a simpler advice ?


    "shoot everything."
    I will put it as shoot everything the main photographer missed out .

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