26th April 2004, 12:12 AM
backup wedding photographer
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.
26th April 2004, 12:25 AM
talk to the main photographer and try not to block him/her (he/she is usually paid to do the job well).
26th April 2004, 12:44 AM
thanks! what should i talk to (S)he about?
Originally Posted by mpenza
what kind of equi i need to use?
anymore comments?? need it!!
26th April 2004, 12:49 AM
26th April 2004, 01:01 AM
ohoh!! gan xia ning!
Originally Posted by jOhO
26th April 2004, 01:07 AM
bei ke qi, xie xie ning bo da hun ying se ying shi re xian!!
Originally Posted by denis
26th April 2004, 03:56 PM
lolx.. anymore comments ? pour all on me!!
26th April 2004, 04:03 PM
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.
26th April 2004, 04:06 PM
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.
26th April 2004, 04:09 PM
ohoH!! nono, i might be the backup.. point noted! more more!!
gan xie ning
26th April 2004, 04:14 PM
HeYhEy!! in mine mind alrady! thanks! compliment him, not duplicate! many thanks to those who have reply!! pour more!
Originally Posted by blurblock
26th April 2004, 05:00 PM
26th April 2004, 05:06 PM
okie, thanks alot alot alot!!! slowly slowly, take your time.. appreciated!
Originally Posted by jOhO
26th April 2004, 05:27 PM
26th April 2004, 06:19 PM
hey man, thank you very much for the time you took and let me know. gan xie ning!
26th April 2004, 06:20 PM
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.
Veiling of bride by parents
Teasing & difficulties for groom
Groom unveils the bride
Groom kisses the bride
Tea Ceremonies (at both sides)
Bridal make up
Brothers & Sisters preparation for dinner (Emcees)
Autography of signatures
Shaking of hands of relatives/friends with families
Cutting of cake
Change of clothes + march in again
Pop of champagne bottle
Pour of champagne on tower of glasses
Intertwine drinking for couple
<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.
26th April 2004, 09:40 PM
oh yah, me forgot... heheh.. thx espn!
shucks, western style so much more happening.
27th April 2004, 02:37 AM
WoOoOoO lala, thanks espn for taking time to explain it.
Originally Posted by foxtwo
foxtwo, haha, is okie thanks btw!
27th April 2004, 08:32 AM
you know i look at the checklists,
then i think :
why not just give a simpler advice ?
27th April 2004, 09:14 AM
I will put it as shoot everything the main photographer missed out .
Originally Posted by sequitur