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    That's why we called it combat photography.


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    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    God, no help, no coordination, no idea who anyone is, S**T where'd they go? I'm in the way, need to move over there, fast! sorry ma'am about your toe, oh, and I better not screw this up, because I will never get all these people back together for a reshoot. Not an option. BTW that bride better look like she has been dreaming she would look, since about age four.

    Weddings.

    No pressure there.

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    Yep Jay, you just about covered, as far as the bride goes...

    Then throw in a couple of mother in laws and you can really have a party!!!!

    LOL



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    Right Dave, and then throw in all the family and friends who are complaining that you are taking the bride and groom and the rest of the bridal party away from all the activities. Sheesh, not something that I have enjoyed when I did the several that I have photographed. :rolleyes:

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    Amen, Jay. You walked into the same surprise I did.

    I've been shooting theatre and dance for 4 years now -- next to no light (and what little light there is ends up super hot or weird colors), people moving all over, shooting over/around/sometimes under audience members, etc. In MN Fringe, we don't even get the luxury of shooting during rehearsals -- it's live fire during performance. And I like to think I'm a fair hand at it.

    Having said that, weddings are all the above, squared and cubed. Awful light to work with, who knows who is where, tough angles, and once the reception hits watch out for the drunks.

    Although for PITA and sheer frustration, I'll match some of my fussier actors with a Bridezilla/Momzilla anyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenrhino View Post

    Although for PITA and sheer frustration, I'll match some of my fussier actors with a Bridezilla/Momzilla anyday.
    Don't even get me started on actors......(unless you are an actor, in which case I apologize for the comment..... ok? I'm sorry..... yes, very sorry....and I fired some people.... Yes.... him too....and your new celery is out here... nice and crisp.... we fired that crafty girl who brought the earlier celery out warm too....will you please come out of your trailer now?)

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    The RZ is not a very good wedding photography camera--just too heavy when you add the grip and the flash. The only mamiya's I have ever seen being used by wedding photographers are C330 TLRs since you could observe the couple as you took the picture and make sure they didn't blink. The downside of a C330 is reload is manual--no backs.

    The RZ is a great studio camera. I would suggest a 6x6 if you want film or a Canon 5D for digital. Used Hassy system with the right lenses are now very low priced, about $2,500 for a good setup.
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    Interesting that you would say that, I shoot a few weddings a year, I use 35mm for the ceremony (F3/MD4, Metz 60 CT1), RB67 for all (and all and all) the formals (RB67 with stuio lighting running off a 12V battery and inverter) and D*%^&#% for the candids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
    If you can't find someone to hire you, crash a few weddings and watch what other people use. Get their business cards and check out their work afterwards and see if you like their lighting.
    Also, go to wedding shows. Check at a local wedding shop for dates/times/locations. These are a fascinating forum for comparing wedding photographer styles, products, and prices. Some of the photographers will also talk equipment if asked... but don't be too shocked to hear that most are not shooting film anymore.

    Also, while at these shows... check out the cake vendors.. they sometimes bring samples.

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