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    Quote Originally Posted by hartzdevil View Post
    I was kena arrow by them cos they did not want to engage any photographer.
    That's fair enough if they want to save on the cost of a professional photographer, which is not an insignificant amount.

    The kind of questions you are asking are a bit worrying, coz you need to be familiar with the basics and operating your camera, in order to "think on the fly" as the situation changes. If you're still struggling with "errr... what mode to use?", then the moment will be lost before you know it.

    Make sure the wedding couple are fully aware that this is your 1st/2nd time, and set their expectations right.
    Then go practise and be prepared, and try to leave them pleasantly surprised!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hartzdevil View Post
    I was kena arrow by them cos they did not want to engage any photographer.
    i have nothing to say in this case...except...enjoy your shoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    That's fair enough if they want to save on the cost of a professional photographer, which is not an insignificant amount.

    The kind of questions you are asking are a bit worrying, coz you need to be familiar with the basics and operating your camera, in order to "think on the fly" as the situation changes. If you're still struggling with "errr... what mode to use?", then the moment will be lost before you know it.

    Make sure the wedding couple are fully aware that this is your 1st/2nd time, and set their expectations right.
    Then go practise and be prepared, and try to leave them pleasantly surprised!
    Thanks. Noted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    i have nothing to say in this case...except...enjoy your shoot
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by hartzdevil View Post
    I was kena arrow by them cos they did not want to engage any photographer.
    It is not always because of cost.
    Sometimes they really like you.
    Or they may want privacy and feel they can trust you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    It is not always because of cost.
    Sometimes they really like you.
    Or they may want privacy and feel they can trust you.
    Hope wat u mention is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    It is not always because of cost.
    Sometimes they really like you.
    Or they may want privacy and feel they can trust you.
    Quote Originally Posted by hartzdevil View Post
    Hope wat u mention is true.
    entirely plausible! They would certainly feel more comfortable in front of their good friend, instead of a complete stranger.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hartzdevil View Post
    Hope wat u mention is true.
    If you do have more than one month to prepare, then shoot some shots and post here for critque. Crap photos are OK. We have seen them before. Important is you get to practise the basics and we can help to give you the advise you seek.

    P: Program mode has the camera calculate both shutter speed and aperture. The difference between Program mode and Full Auto mode is that in program mode, only the exposure is automatic, while other camera settings (e.g., shooting mode, exposure compensation, flash) can be set manually; in Full Auto mode everything is automatic.

    A: Aperture Priority enables manual control of the aperture, and shutter speed is calculated by the camera for proper exposure (ISO value).

    S: Shutter Priority enables manual control of the shutter speed, and aperture is calculated by the camera for proper exposure.

    M: Manual mode both shutter speed and aperture and independently set manually. (This is done when you have a lot of time)

    If you don't have the time to practice, setting it to fully Auto is the only way to go. You only have one ROM and only one opportunity. You don't have the chance to take the same shot again a second time.
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    Yes I agree that if TS is not entirely confident of the usage of his camera and photography skills, best bet is to use Auto mode. It is other people's once in a lifetime ceremony, can't afford to screw it up.

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    And during the ceremony (which could be only like 5 mins or less as some JPs are like rushing for time), listen clearly what the JP is saying as this will help you anticipate what to do next, quickly and timely, to get your next angle before shooting.

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    possible,
    but base on my experience, most ROM wedding couples does not know what is happening, usually I have tell them what to expect and what to do.

    and many of them are very nervous during the ceremony, and the ceremony is so short, if the photographer does not familiar with the flow, high chance of missing the shots.

    usually the couple express their gratitude for hiring someone with experience to guild them and record the moment for them, but those couple who think otherwise, will never know what had they missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotwork77 View Post
    If you do have more than one month to prepare, then shoot some shots and post here for critque. Crap photos are OK. We have seen them before. Important is you get to practise the basics and we can help to give you the advise you seek.

    P: Program mode has the camera calculate both shutter speed and aperture. The difference between Program mode and Full Auto mode is that in program mode, only the exposure is automatic, while other camera settings (e.g., shooting mode, exposure compensation, flash) can be set manually; in Full Auto mode everything is automatic.

    A: Aperture Priority enables manual control of the aperture, and shutter speed is calculated by the camera for proper exposure (ISO value).

    S: Shutter Priority enables manual control of the shutter speed, and aperture is calculated by the camera for proper exposure.

    M: Manual mode both shutter speed and aperture and independently set manually. (This is done when you have a lot of time)

    If you don't have the time to practice, setting it to fully Auto is the only way to go. You only have one ROM and only one opportunity. You don't have the chance to take the same shot again a second time.
    Thanks bro, I understand how each mode works but not sure which mode to use is best for ROM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hartzdevil View Post
    I understand how each mode works but not sure which mode to use is best for ROM.
    The best mode to use is the mode you know best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    The best mode to use is the mode you know best.
    that was exactly the words i was about to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    And during the ceremony (which could be only like 5 mins or less as some JPs are like rushing for time), listen clearly what the JP is saying as this will help you anticipate what to do next, quickly and timely, to get your next angle before shooting.
    Thanks for telling me this me, i will take note of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hartzdevil View Post
    Thanks bro, I understand how each mode works but not sure which mode to use is best for ROM.
    If lighting is consistent (eg. indoors), I like to use manual mode. This tends to reduce the number of 'error' shots due to wrong metering.
    But you gotta find what's comfortable for you. Hence you should try to shoot as much as possible in a similar environment before that actual day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    The best mode to use is the mode you know best.
    Quote Originally Posted by snowspeeder View Post
    that was exactly the words i was about to say
    Thank you guys i will take ur advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    If lighting is consistent (eg. indoors), I like to use manual mode. This tends to reduce the number of 'error' shots due to wrong metering.
    But you gotta find what's comfortable for you. Hence you should try to shoot as much as possible in a similar environment before that actual day.
    Thanks for telling me. I will practice on that.
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    There is no best mode, you shoot what you are comfortable of.

    I use manual, as i am sure of what i am doing.

    It will be good to start shooting now with the mode you will be using, practice more indoors and switch out doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    There is no best mode, you shoot what you are comfortable of.

    I use manual, as i am sure of what i am doing.

    It will be good to start shooting now with the mode you will be using, practice more indoors and switch out doors.
    Thanks for the advice.
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