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Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 4/4

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In this fourth and final part of the Basics of Wedding Photography, we’ll talk about shooting group portraits and finally the reception party.

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Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 3/4

So far in Part 1 and Part 2 we’ve looked at:

  1. Understanding and setting expectations with the Bride & Groom
  2. Preparing your equipment
  3. Planning logistics.

We’re now ready to tackle the big day and take some great photos. Here’s what you should keep in mind as the day progresses.

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Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 2/4

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Ok, so you’ve got your equipment ready, the next step is to scout out the location ahead of time and be prepared for the conditions. This post will guide you through the process.

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Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 1/4

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Wedding photography is a very challenging endeavor and there are a lot of things a photographer must prepare for and be aware of before they even attempt their first wedding. First of all, just because you’ve attended a wedding doesn’t mean you can photograph it well. We highly recommend that any would-be wedding shooters first begin by assisting as a 2nd shooter with an experienced wedding photographer before even attempting one on their own. It’s fairly easy to become a 2nd shooter, as long as you’re a decent photographer, as many wedding photographers are looking for reliable 2nd shooters all the time on the internet.

Once you’re ready to try going out on your own, remember there is a lot at stake in shooting a wedding, so being prepared can help smooth out the day and ensure you do a great job that the bride and groom appreciate.

This guide will delve into some of the basics of wedding photography, and help you in your development in this highly demanded skill.

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Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention 2010 in Vegas

Last year I attended the annual WPPI convention in Las Vegas and thought it was an awesome experience. There were a lot of great lectures, tutorials and contacts I made during the event. You also get a lot of free stuff :) So I definitely recommend it for any photographers looking to learn something new or be inspired.

The next one coming up is in March 4-11, 2010. The trade show is free I believe so even if you’re just in the area, its worth stopping by and taking a look.

Click here for the 2010 convention website and here for the list speakers.

 

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The Best Nikon Lens Combo for Street Photography

Street photography is one of the most popular photography styles that attracts people to the field. It’s also one of the hardest arts to master, not only because of the technical difficulties in finding interesting compositions and being able to handle the camera on the fly, but also because many people are intimidated by shooting photographs of strangers on the street. This is why small, compact lenses are ideal for this type of photography, in fact many street photographers use smaller more inconspicuous cameras as well so as not to bring attention to themselves in public, allowing them to shoot intimate moments they would otherwise have disturbed.

What are my favourite Nikon lenses for DSLR street, portrait and photography in general?  The 2 below, read the post to see the sample galleries and to find out why.

 

20mm F2.8 and 35mm F2

20mm F2.8 and 35mm F2

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