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joekinerman 13 36 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 2:25PM
I'm off to turkey in august to shoot a wedding, any advice on protecting my gear, stuff to take etc? Also insurence for taking my equipment abroad.

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dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 591 England
2 Feb 2014 9:43PM
Have you not shot a wedding before then? Are you the official photographer? I hope it's not No and Yes. Will you have an assistant?
As for equipment, what is the location/venue like, how many guests? That will affect people's recommendations. That said, everyone works differently and has their favourite equipment.

What have you got already?
Be familiar with how it all works and have back-ups too.

A standard range zoom will do for most shots, a telezoom for candids. They don't have to be wide aperture lenses - sounds like you'll be ok for light in turkey in August, but if you're indoors then a fast lens will be very useful. Flash for fill-in or even use reflectors. Best not to saddle yourself with too much.

As for insurance, I use Glover & Howe. There are others which I'm sure will be suggested, as ever contact them and get quotes.
2 Feb 2014 10:41PM
Wot he said, and leave that "Top-Gear" purple filter behind....Wink
Don't run out of battery power and memory cards...
ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
2 Feb 2014 10:45PM
I shot one in Cyprus....

Main thing I needed was a towel to wipe my sweaty brow

Other than that, just take photos how you'd normally do so
joekinerman 13 36 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 10:46PM
I may of worded that sentence incorrectly, yep done lots of weddings and I'm the main photographer no assistant.
I was mainly wondering if anyone used anything to protect there equipment from the heat more then anything.
ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
2 Feb 2014 10:58PM
just the towel thing then... think cameras are ok in heat, just humans fail Wink
xp1 11 6 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2015 9:19AM
The main thing you need to focus on is insurance. Other than that you should have no problems. I spend two months a year in Turkey and have never had a problem with the heat, cold or rain. Yes it does get cold and when it rains it really, really rains. The togs over there use exactly the same equipment as everyone else in the world but I bet they have better insurance than most others. One other thing to remember, have a good time and enjoy the experience of a Turkish wedding.

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