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pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 12:57AM
And after much huffing and puffing over my previous response it seems everyone is in agreement that the best bet would be for pete to go to the venue and get some practice shots in and do the research and training before the event. Which is I am sure what we have all done ourselves ( those of us in that situation ) and exactly the point i made. EPZ is good for advice but it should not be used as a subsitute for good old fashioned learning and research where such an important job is involved.

Having used the D700 myself too in weddings i can confirm it is definitely NOT clean up to 6400, it drops off at around 3200 and requires work to keep it looking clean but for wedding work it is usable at 6400. The Canon 1Dx is clean at 6400 ...

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thewilliam 6 4.8k
14 Jan 2013 10:48AM
Any proper professional would arrange to see the venue to do some test shots and make friends with the management. If the D700 isn't up to the job, the OP can hire a more modern and capable camera from somebody like Hireacamera. Simples!
Focus_Man 4 481 631 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:18AM
Whatever people say about 'having to do your first wedding' or 'having to start somewhere' most questions show that the asker is not up to the basics. So I guess before doing one's first wedding, the photographer shouldat least be fully experienced in all aspects of photography, which means knowing the capability of his/her equipment in terms of ISO and how to deal with photography and the management of it, in snow, rain, sleet, fog and darkness.

That done then the idiosyncrasies of wedding photography can be faced before lauching off on a career.
Lucian 4 561
15 Jan 2013 11:17AM
I get the impression that the vast majority of wedding photographers have very little knlowledge of what is required to be a wedding photographer. A very subjective subject indeed but i dont see the point in people debating this on here. It will put people of the site.
Tooth 9 5.8k 227 Ireland
15 Jan 2013 11:57AM
LOL!
anyone know how to get wet crumbs from between the letters on a keyboard? Wink
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
15 Jan 2013 11:58AM

Quote:anyone know how to get wet crumbs from between the letters on a keyboard?

You need a mouse Wink
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
15 Jan 2013 12:31PM
I suspect he needs a shovel!
Smile
15 Jan 2013 4:04PM
Isnt the standard response to anyone asking for advice these days simply 'Google it'?
thewilliam 6 4.8k
15 Jan 2013 4:26PM

Quote:I get the impression that the vast majority of wedding photographers have very little knlowledge of what is required to be a wedding photographer. A very subjective subject indeed but i dont see the point in people debating this on here. It will put people of the site.


Oh happy day! I agree 100% with something that Lucian has posted.
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 5:21PM
" I get the impression that the vast majority of wedding photographers have very little knowledge of what is required to be a wedding photographer"

Does that make any sense ? if you ARE a wedding photographer then you will know what is required, whether or not you can deliver is probably the question and to say the vast majority don't know is an absurd statement Lucian coming from someone who only months ago was questioning how to get rid of red-eye at weddings ....
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
15 Jan 2013 5:26PM

Quote:how to get rid of red-eye at weddings


easy

drink less the night before

Wink
Lucian 4 561
15 Jan 2013 6:33PM

Quote:" I get the impression that the vast majority of wedding photographers have very little knowledge of what is required to be a wedding photographer"
to say the vast majority don't know is an absurd statement Lucian coming from someone who only months ago was questioning how to get rid of red-eye at weddings ....



Exactly, im a prime example then am i not.
15 Jan 2013 6:40PM

Quote:" I get the impression that the vast majority of wedding photographers have very little knowledge of what is required to be a wedding photographer"

Does that make any sense ? if you ARE a wedding photographer then you will know what is required, whether or not you can deliver is probably the question and to say the vast majority don't know is an absurd statement Lucian coming from someone who only months ago was questioning how to get rid of red-eye at weddings ....



Perhaps, but at what point do we stop learning and officially know it all? Wedding photographer or not, we are always coming across new situations or, for some of us, working with new kit (that had different characteristics and capabilities). Yes, theres people of varying levels of experience here but surely its not that hard or inconvenient to offer a bit of helpful advice or some tips.

Going back to the original OP's question, what if it was an established wedding photographer with several years under his belt asking? Perhaps he has had to change camera suddenly for whatever reason and is simply asking how the D700's high ISO capabilities stand up. Or do you honestly believe that experienced people dont ask advice or opinion from others (you are VERY sadly mistaken if you do, and i would be concerned about your own level of experience).

I have noticed a lot of responses on EPZ recently where people are simply asking some advice from others with a bit more experience only to have some folk jump down their throats about it. I had no idea the industry (or hobby, for that matter) had become so exclusive
lemmy 7 2.0k United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:01PM

Quote:I had no idea the industry (or hobby, for that matter) had become so exclusive


Surely the fact that professional photographers are asking here what are the most basic of questions means the exact opposite, that professional photography is anything but exclusive?

Blimey, next thing when you go to see a doctor you'll expect him to have a GCSE in biology or something Wink
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:08PM
I agree with your sentiment, Paul but surely "an established wedding photographer with several years under his belt" would immediately go to a typical venue and shoot some frames? If he was going to buy a D700, it's a fair question, but he owns it already.

By the way, I have no problem with even a rank amateur selling services if they can do so but it reflects badly on the rest of the profession is they screw it up.

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