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It depends on your style of shooting weddings. If you tend to take a lot of candids or use a photojournalism style, I think a 24mm would be useful. However, I wouldn't advise buying the Canon 24/1.4 straight off. Used Canon 24/2.8 are pretty cheap, and Sigma 24/1.8 won't hurt your pocketbook too hard. If you're in love with Canon's 24/1.4, try renting one ...


No, you don't want such a wide lens for a wedding, at least not for much. I shoot weddings using my 24-70 f/2.8 and my 70-200 f/2.8. During the ceremony, my 70-200 gets the most use with the 24-70 being used for a few shots to capture the entire room. You are constantly shooting from a distance both for the perspective it gives and also because you don't ...


A polyvalent zoom(50~200mm), something with a pretty high zoom if you want to take some portraits because like dpollitt said : an extremely wide angle lens for portraits, sure you can use it some for a wedding, but you would be silly to use it for most of the day - as you'll get tons of distortion. But why a polyvalent zoom because at a low zoom (~50mm) ...


It may be possible to get most of this effect in-camera without special equipment, it shouldn't be to difficult to try - here's my attempt at deconstructing the images: Shoot raw, we are playing with lighting and it will help if we are able to fix things in post. The pictures are outside in the sunlight, try mid morning or late afternoon, it's not golden ...


Two ways to do it (in Photoshop) are to: Duplicate the layer of the image you want to lighten Go to Image>>Adjustment>>Exposure. Adjust to the lightness you want... THEN duplicate that layer (Note: you know have 3 layers) Go to >>Filters>>Blur>>Gaussian Blur Adjust the Gaussian Blur to a number like say "6" Really blow it out. Hit "OK" ...


Some ways to achieve this kind of effect are as follows: 1) Over exposing the image slightly (tripod required) 2) Post processing using software like Photoshop Personally I would want to never overexpose an image unless shooting astrophotography as you lose the data in the raw image. This makes post production very difficult as it limits your options. ...

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