thecasualdiner said:You’re going to do great! Don’t be nervous with all that love in the air you won’t be able to take a bad shot lol Can’t wait to see the pics ;)
Haha I surely hope so, pictures won’t be taken till some time in 2014. Got to wait on warmer weather!
jane-ta said:GET IN THERE!!! Didn’t you shoot a wedding before?
I have done one small wedding.Hardly enough experience to be comfortable.
I know what she wants and what I want to pull off. Hopefully I can put all together and pull off the vision. Lucky for me, I have some time to prep for this session.
Out of the blue an old friend from back in the day messages me on Facebook. She said she like my work and wanted me to shoot her engagement photos. We don’t talk often so I was taken back by this. Guess you really don’t know who looks at your work.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it or not, people photography is my greatest fear. I’ve had close calls with cars but I get downright nervous photographing people. After a long discussion with Trey, my nerves calmed a bit. Now I’m nervously excited about the whole ordeal.
I have plenty of research,scouting and planning to do for this. I want things to go smoothly as possible and deliver images that blow her away. Reward her for taking a chance on me. If anyone has tips or suggestions, it would be appreciated!
A nervous wreck,
As I attend more and more weddings, I’m starting to really favor unplugged weddings. I recently went to a wedding as a guest and noticed another guest blasting away with no shame. Couldn’t tell the particular model but it did have L glass, can’t miss the red ring from a mile away. The problem wasn’t having the camera itself but using it in an auto mode. Flash going off with every shot. Talk about distracting…
I’m not sure why the photo/videographers didn’t ask the guest to stop. They were composed of 3 photographers and 2 doing video. There were a few times the guest was in the middle of it all. There had to been a few shots skewed by the flash. I can’t image the video footage that will be on the cutting room floor.
Sure these people are pros at what they do and should be able to handle these situations. If time is money, I as a photographer don’t want to waste time correcting flash bombed images. As the wedding couple, I want the photographers to get the images that drew me to them.
If you’re going to bring a camera make sure the flash doesn’t fire during the wedding. Try to stay out of the way, they are working so don’t make it harder for them.
This week has gone by oh so slowly and to top it off I keep thinking it’s another day instead of being the actual day. I thought on Tuesday, that it was Wednesday. I guess that is a sign of sleep deprivation.
Also been geeking out to the huge amount of cameras being announced. I don’t have g.a.s (gear acquisition symptom) but I can’t help to be excited by them. Sony drops their full frame mirrorless body. Nikon is rumored to be doing a full frame in a “vintage” style body. Canon is rumored to being doing something similar to Sony and Nikon. Pretty exciting times for those looking to upgrade their gear soon. With this rapid change in the industry, I wonder what the future will hold. In the end, it’s all about the person behind the camera. So go out and rock whatcha got!
Bought my tires in Feb/12 and they are pretty much gone. Falling short of 2 years. Gonna pass on summer tires and just get some all seasons. There are so many other things I want to spend this money on. But instead I have to buy new tires, then pay to mount and balance. At least I have a bit of time to save up for them. Just have to be careful on the roads till then.
I find it funny every time an event ends, someone would post “where are the pics” or “did anyone take pics of my car”. It doesn’t take long for people to ask, usually a few hours after the event.
Perfect example of technology being a double edge sword. Jpegs create instant images, no developing like the film days. People grew accustom to that and expect it instantly. Raw format is pretty much unheard of and misunderstood. The best way I can explain it to folks,is with food. You may have the ingredients but it that doesn’t make it a meal, still needs to be cooked.
It would be nice if I could just edit all day but I can’t. People just have to chill a bit and wait. Though I could make it my priority with some motivation *cough*money*cough*. Damn this weather change!
Just a heads up for those that don’t already know. DxO is giving out a free “film” preset system! Who doesn’t like free stuff right? The email with the code might in up in your spam folder so be on the look out for it there.
My quick review: It’s a pretty quick program for quick and simple edits. Since it’s not the pro version, there’s a limit on how much editing you can do. This is great for those who want a quick edit or new to post processing. Not much to complain about since it is free after all.
why I left Tumblr in the first place. I keep coming across my photos without any credit and or re-edited. I’m sad to say I won’t be using Tumblr to share photos anymore.
To my Tumblr friends, I’ll continue look at your work. My advise is to watch your work! There are some shady people out there that will take claim of your work and capitalize on it. No more FREE content, we can’t live on “exposure”.
NSX | Source
LOL Im the guy in the vest……this is awkward…..
Editing other people’s work, it’s not cool even when credited.
Got word of the next event date and it sounds likes a big one. I don’t know how to divide my time. I work by myself and can’t be everywhere at once. The candids i took got a lot of attention and makes me want to further explore that area. I have roughly a month to figure my plan of “attack”. Plenty of talented photographers out there.
Before all that I need to address a small problem with my camera. It has a slight dust and/or oil problem. I could easily clone them out but that’s more even more time having to process photos. Makes life easier not having to worry about those small things.