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The Blog of An Alevel Photography Student Part 38


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The Blog of An Alevel Photography Student Part 38

8 May 2013 7:41AM   Views : 1007 Unique : 748

My lectures and i secret deal revelled...

So he phoned me yesterday and has a man phone him asking for a last minute photographer preferably a student (Cheaper), and he told me that if i still wanted to i could have any work that he got via people ringing college asking for photographers. So this saturday very last minute i have a wedding to photograph, in a church, never photographed in a church before so any tips? Ive photographed in hotels and function rooms but never a church so I'm hoping it will be well lit. I have to phone the guy later and arrange with him whats happening, i think i might ask him for a list of groups of shots he wants and then perhaps use an usher to collet all the people. As the church is close by I'm going to go look see what the setting is like. But anyway before that im off to the local theatre tonight so should be fun!

Blog soon guys!

Tags: Photography Wedding Darkroom Student A level


dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1937 England
11 May 2013 11:16AM
So sorry I missed this earlier! You may already be shooting as I write.

Backup. Spare everything you can find. I once had to shoot a wedding with a compact camera, because my only SLR died the night before.

Case the joint. Look round the place in advance, spot where to take pictures, and where to avoid. Work out where the sun will be coming from, if htere is any, and how you will use it and cope with it.

Talk to the vicar. Different churches have different rules about photography during services. My usual approach is to avoid flash except for the register signing (and you can't photograph while they're actually signing - it's always a set-up after it's done).

And take loads of pictures. Aunt Mabel will blink during hte first shot, so take two or three of everything.

Be bossy. (Fairly...) Managing groups requires the voice of a sargent-major, and the organisational ability of a gifted teacher. Enlist groomsmen as helpers for herding the big groups, and getting people together.

Keep cool. Panic never helps, but analytical thinking does. Remember the first Robert Downey Sherlock Holmes film action sequences: what's in the mind during a fight? Be a Ninja Tog!

And good luck!

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