Spring 2012

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What's the best way to minimize wedding picture time?

My wife is a wedding photographer. We asks our couples to list the photographs that they want us to take. I'm trying to come up with a procedure that would minimize the time needed. For instance, Bob ...
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How can I light an Indian wedding without spoiling the decor or blocking the view with stands and gear?

As a wedding photographer, I am challenged for eliminating light stands and sunguns in a regular wedding and reception. As we all know, Indian weddings and receptions have a always-stretchable ...
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list of camera for wedding photography? [closed]

How to make background blurred in Nikon camera,please give me full details?
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Which lens for a wedding (group of 60)? [duplicate]

I'm looking for advice : I shoot on both Canon EOS 550D and 70D and possess the Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6DC/HSM and the Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L. Which one of these would be best suited to taking group ...
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Can our wedding photographer charge editing fees not listed in the contract or previously disclosed?

We were married last summer. We are still waiting for our album, which includes 50 edited images of our choosing. We provided a list of the 50 images according to the instructions from the ...
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Why don't event photographers release non-touched up images?

I'm currently looking for an event photographer for my upcoming wedding. It seems that most photographers do not want to release any images that they haven't touched up or edited. On the other hand, ...
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Is the Nikon D5200 good enough for professional use, such as wedding parties?

Assuming the photographer has professional skills, are cameras over $2000 required? I really think from an image quality perspective, the Nikon 5200 is enough, the rest of the features of more ...
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What is the highest acceptable ISO to use for weddings with Canon 7D? [closed]

I recently had my first wedding shoot(yippie!). For a person like me who usually shoot still life and landscape, weddings is a whole new world. I am used to shooting at low ISO's (800 or less) but the ...
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Suggestions for photographers / videographers to best work together at the same event?

I want to get a wedding photographer's perspective on videography. It seems like there can exist a natural tension between the two, as they are both under pressure from the bride to shoot the same ...
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Amateur photographer first wedding shoot [duplicate]

I was referred by my brother to take wedding/engagement photos for his friend next year September 2016. Im currently learning and improving my skills, hoping I'll have more than enough time to learn ...
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What is the purpose of prewedding photography session?

many of the wedding photographers offer pre wedding sessions for the couple. I always wonder how is it helpful? it make the final day's photography better?
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Considerations for Photographing a Nude Wedding

I'm an amateur photographer that has helped out on a couple of wedding shoots for friends and family. I've been approached by someone looking for a photographer willing to shoot a nude wedding. I have ...
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What do I need to consider when doing a pre-wedding shoot in cloudy weather?

What considerations as a photographer do I need to have when photographing a couple for a pre-wedding shoot in cloudy dull weather?
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How can I best shoot a rainy wedding? [duplicate]

Tomorrow I have my third wedding to photograph, but its going to rain and its going to be cold. It's more or less the opposite of what the couple wants and they are going to be pissed. It's also ...
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How do I get that soft white look in my photos?

How do I get my photos to look like Christine Meintjies' and Catherine Mac's photography? Can I get that soft white look in my photos without using extra lighting? http://www.christinemeintjes.com/...
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As a professional photographer, how can one handle a wedding photographer being rude or demanding in a way that will compromise overall image quality?

Recently I was at a wedding (my sister in law's) where the photographer that was officially covering the wedding was rude about me supposedly blocking her second shooter (when I was consciously ...
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How can I deal with height differences at a wedding?

Are there any tips, techniques, or poses I can use to embrace/handle a height difference between the bride and groom? He is approximately 6' and she is 4'11".
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Higher ISO Camera V.S Brighter Lighting [duplicate]

Whenever I take photos in bad lighting I always wonder if I should use a higher ISO camera or instead use brighter lighting. Please no opinions- just comparisons!
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How can I create creative soft light? [closed]

I've been doing photography for a year and I've become curious about soft light and its use in Wedding photography. What are some methods to create soft light?
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Which Canon lens should I get for portraits/weddings? [closed]

I am new to the world of photography and purchased Canon EOS 600D. Along with that I got the below basic lenses i.e.. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6. III. With these two lenses,...
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When do I have to give credit for the arrangement of photo I took?

I was at a friends wedding and I was taking pictures while a photographer was there. I uploaded my pictures and put my own edit on them. Now she is asking me for credit for the pose and styling. Do I ...
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What software to use to create a “photo-presentation”?

I got a series of shots from a wedding ceremony. I'm gonna hand the selected ones as prints to the couple, but I also wanted to create a kind of movie-"presentation", from selected pictures. My goal ...
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How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event? [duplicate]

I have a friend that wants me to take photos at her sisters wedding in the church and at the reception hall. This will be my first wedding shoot. I have no idea what to charge, how many pictures to ...
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How do I go about becoming a second shooter for a wedding photographer?

Okay, I'd like to get to know more about photography, but not in a super serious way. In particular, I'd like to find a few photographers that I could offer to be second shoot, so I can improve my ...
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Will the built-in flash of a Polariod camera be adequate for a wedding photobooth?

My best friend is getting married in one week. He asked me to set up a photo booth near the reception so that people can take pictures of themselves using funny accessories. The photo booth should be ...
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How are “Tele Photography” and “Candid Photography” different for a wedding?

For wedding functions, are "tele photography" and "candid photography" the same? If not, what are all the similarities and dissimilarities?
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Is the Tamron 24-70mm a good wedding lens for a Canon 5DS r?

I preordered a Canon 5DS r and I was wondering if the Tamron SP AF Di VC USD 24-70mm f/2.8 XR LD ASL [IF] would be good for that camera? I plan to use it for wedding pictures.
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Tips for photographing a wedding

I guess this comes up for most of us that are known by friends as "the photographer"... I've been asked to be the official photographer at a wedding. I think I have the equipment sorted. I have my ...
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What's the difference between wedding album print types?

I have just purchased some credits with Artisan State to create a wedding album. They offer 3 types of printing. With very little experience I don't know which one is best or whether I would benefit ...
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How much do I charge for the first time wedding photo shoot?

I am an amateur photographer as far as event photography is concerned. I have done private event shoots only for my family and friends (weddings on two occasions and few new born and other small ...
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my wedding photos were a gift but now she wants to put them all over the internet

I had a friend who is a professional wedding photographer offer to do our wedding pictures as a gift.... When we finally got them 6 months later we were told they were available by her putting them ...
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What criteria to consider to match cameras and lenses for shooting people at parties?

I normally don't like shooting people that much, because I like to experiment with settings, lenses etc. to get a result that I like, so it helps when the subject doesn't move (Mountains and buildings ...
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Portrait photographer asked to shoot a wedding — how should I respond?

I've slowly been building my portrait photography business, mostly doing engagement sessions. One thing I'm still stuck on is wedding photography. I do love it, but I am still so unsure if I should ...
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What to gain from using a Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G instead of a AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G

After debating the old age 50mm vs 35mm, I have opted to go for a 35mm. I have a Nikon D3200 with a Yongnuo Flash, and just acquired a Nikon SB-600. I shoot two things: clubs/nightlife and weddings ...
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What kind of shoes are best for wedding photography?

I'm an amateur photographer that loves portraits and recently I started to take photographs at weddings. As time goes by I'm getting more and more work to photograph these weddings. The wedding party ...
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Is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II good for weddings? [closed]

I'm a portrait photographer and recently I got 2 weddings to shoot, so I'm ready to purchase another lens wider than the ones I have. I'm thinking of buying a Canon 24mm f1.4LII. Do you think this ...
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Canon 5d mark III vs canon 1d X for studio/wedding/outdoor work?

I'm a wedding/creative photographer, and I'm looking to upgrade my camera. While my budget allows for both the 1dx and the 5d, this represents a significant investment for me. I talked to a few ...
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How to photograph a couple exiting their wedding at night?

This is my first wedding season, and I'm mostly a natural light photographer. I'm starting to get weddings that end later in the evening. When it's really dark out, lenses obviously don't know what to ...
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Which camera should I buy: 7d or 70d? [closed]

I had a Nikon D3100 camera. I want to upgrade it. Can anyone help me choose between a Canon 7d or 70d? I want it for outdoor, wedding and studio photography.
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Canon 60D - exposure compensation with auto ISO in Manual mode [duplicate]

I'm sure someone will be able to answer this conclusively fairly quickly, but as per the thread title, is there a way to set exposure compensation when using M mode but with the ISO set to automatic? ...
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outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?

I've been asked to take some pictures at my sister-in-law's outdoor wedding. She likes the pictures I've posted over the years of small kids & small birds. While that hardly qualifies me to do ...
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How do I photograph a wedding in the rain?

I've shot weddings before, but being in Minnesota they almost always have an indoor venue available due to the long cold winters that we have. I am coming up on a wedding that I will likely be ...
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First Wedding - What to charge? [duplicate]

I have been asked to shoot a wedding for one of my co-workers. I am not a professional but the bride to be has see some of my pics from parties and such and she really liked my style. This will be an ...
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Wedding Photography Pricing [duplicate]

I have read pricing guides etc and since I haven't been in business for years and years its kinda hard to plug the numbers in to the formula. Anyways I'm just having a hard time pricing a wedding. ...
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How do I set up off-camera flash for wedding receptions?

I'm a wedding photographer working with a Canon 5D Mark II. Previously when photographing weddings, I had been using my Speedlite (600ex-rt) on my camera (ETTL). I'd really like to start learning off ...
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How does wedding photographer post-process to achieve this rich detailed + high contrast portrait look?

Extremely rich in detail and contrast, which make the photo look very stand out (3D) and feels like looking at a masterpiece painting. I assumed this is not a 3 shot combined HDR photo (since involve ...
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How can you limit the output of black and whites in Lightroom?

There is a successful photographer I follow and people love the effect they add to their photos. I've been editing photos for a long time and I know the trick they're using. However, I can't reproduce ...
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What should a photographer wear to a formal event?

When photographing a formal event (i.e. wedding, formal reception, etc...), what should a photographer wear so that (1) he/she will fit in with the context of the event, and (2) it still allows for ...
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Canon EF135mm f/2L vs 70-200mm f/2.8L IS for Indoor shooting

I'm doing an indoor shoot of a large event with lots of people (which I was informed the lighting is "dark-ish" -- think large party) and I'd like to get candids without getting too close. I'm split ...