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Shu22

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Somehow I am curious, nowaday with digital cameras, are wedding photographers firing like machine gun?
 

zac08

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If you're shooting for the money, no. Choose the good ones that will bring the bacon and just enough to cover the package.

If you're shooting for fun, why not... no pressure. Just to shoot for practise, can even play around with all the styles and patterns you like. Just need to keep out of the way of the main photog. ;)
 

leejay

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Shu, how did you arrived at that idea? :confused: Of course not.

As a newbie and second photographer on weddings, we have to think about all the angles, lighting, and stuff. Av mode is not suitable for certain shots. You have to shoot manual.
 

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Shu, how did you arrived at that idea? :confused: Of course not.

As a newbie and second photographer on weddings, we have to think about all the angles, lighting, and stuff. Av mode is not suitable for certain shots. You have to shoot manual.
I think depends.. if the bride & groom both went to change maybe can set manual mode and shoot the guest in the ballroom...

Hard to fiddle with manual mode once the couple is around
 

Shu22

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Shu, how did you arrived at that idea? :confused: Of course not.

As a newbie and second photographer on weddings, we have to think about all the angles, lighting, and stuff. Av mode is not suitable for certain shots. You have to shoot manual.
There is another thread (the TS is not a pro wedding photog) whereby that person managed to generate lots of shots in a mere one AD. Another AD I attended, just a church one, the photog (a pro) generated nearly 1,000 photos. That church wedding was from 3pm to 6pm only. I was pretty amazed how he shot. I didn't ask as I was just a guest, just a causal chit chat, not very nice to act as if I knew a lot.

Another photog I met told me that every "scene" he would shoot at least 3-4 shots and then chose one out of these to deliver.

I think what you did was more correct as each shot, one have to think before one shoot. I am wondering how can a person think so fast about his compositions, story while generating so much fps.

Just a observation, may not be generally true. :)
 

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Good photographs come from inspiration, shooting a lot and shooting fast has little to do with a good photographer. It's better to have 1 awesome photo from a wedding than 100 average photos. ;)
 

ipin

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With more experience, communication and knowing the sequence of events to a certain degree, you would know what to expect and prepare/be ready for the shot.
More hits this way than shooting at everything hoping to get that shot.

Also know your situation/enviroment. consistantly take note of the lighting conditions, prepare and adjust your settings for it.

Just my $0.02 worth. :)
 

catchlights

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There is another thread (the TS is not a pro wedding photog) whereby that person managed to generate lots of shots in a mere one AD.
she has all the recourses to shoot so many photos, why not?

Another AD I attended, just a church one, the photog (a pro) generated nearly 1,000 photos. That church wedding was from 3pm to 6pm only. I was pretty amazed how he shot. I didn't ask as I was just a guest, just a causal chit chat, not very nice to act as if I knew a lot.
if he only need to provide 150~200 4R photos in album, or just a 20 page coffee table book. I let you guys think is there a need? as a professional photographer.

Another photog I met told me that every "scene" he would shoot at least 3-4 shots and then chose one out of these to deliver.
it is common practice to brake down the whole event as "scene", than each scene has some or one photo to illustrate, so some important scenes will need more shots to ensure good shots.

I think what you did was more correct as each shot, one have to think before one shoot. I am wondering how can a person think so fast about his compositions, story while generating so much fps.

Just a observation, may not be generally true. :)
Yes, like Ortega said, with experience the thinking process is much faster, and some are simple reflex responses, and you also know, some shots are unnecessary to take.
 

CYRN

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Get an 8G CF + 8G SD and machine gun wif 1Dm3 10fps all the way. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:














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jeanie

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allow me to do some minor clarifications.

even though i shot more than 2k worth of pics, but of course, 90% of the time, i do not do that.i take time to compose, then fire.

it's only when the bride and groom are walking, hugging, laughing and moments which passes in 2 seconds,that's when i fire automatic machinegun mode.

the other time that i will fire like that will be the dinner sent off where lots of guests take turns to hug the couples.
i'm not sure about you guys and of course each has their own personal styles, but i'm very happy to capture say 3-4 frames per second from the moment they extend their arms right up to the full body contact hug.
to me, it's treasure as i can use it to create a montage page later.

sometimes, i wonder if it's jealousy that i have the resources to shoot like that or just a chance to put me down because i didnt suit someone's shooting style...

oh well..whatever.:rolleyes:
 

catchlights

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sometimes, i wonder if it's jealousy that i have the resources to shoot like that or just a chance to put me down because i didnt suit someone's shooting style...

oh well..whatever.:rolleyes:
You are worry to much about this, shouldn't be bother about these at all, after seeing the portraits shots you share, I admire your determination about perfecting those shots.
 

jeanie

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You are worry to much about this, shouldn't be bother about these at all, after seeing the portraits shots you share, I admire your determination about perfecting those shots.
i dont worry, i just feel a bit pissed someone's gotto start a thread on this with regards to how i shoot...indirectly.

oh well, let's move on.
 

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