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Photography Business

One of my friend is an amazing photographer and she has done photography for multi-cultural wedding and her work gets recognized by bunch of world renowned photographers too. She is on her own and ...
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Will a prime lens help me get better portraits at a wedding?

I have a Canon 600D with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. I have a friend's wedding coming soon, and I'm not sure if my zoom lens will do a good job or not. I was thinking of buying a prime lens so ...
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Can my Canon 600EX II-RT on-camera flash trigger a 430EX-II off-camera flash, or do I need tranceiver(s) as well?

I am a beginning wedding photographer using off camera flash for the first time during a wedding reception. It will be outdoors in a big white tent. I plan to mount my Canon 600EX II-RT on-camera to ...
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How to compose photo with un-posed groups with four or more people?

This question (How to shoot nice shots in indoor nightclub?) made me think about composing arbitrary groups of people. Usually a few people is manageable, but with more people, I don't know what to do ...
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Canon wide angle lenses to capture groups in tight spaces

I recently upgraded from my ancient fellow Canon 550D to Canon 5D Mark iii and I only had 18-55mm kit lens and a 50mm 1.8 lens in my arsenal. I always struggled in low light and capture groups of ...
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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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Which focal length should be 'always on' for a wedding?

I'm going to be the photographer at a relative's wedding (I know, don't do it yada yada). Having never done a wedding before, I've done as much preparation as I can as well as borrowed some additional ...
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What's the best way to light up a subject that's far away?

I am shooting a wedding for a family friend, and one of the shots she would like is of them both standing on a balcony over a stairway. It's an old building they're getting married in, and it is a ...
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What price should I charge for my first wedding as a Amateur photographer? [duplicate]

I am an amateur photographer. I was asked by one of the public to be their wedding photographer, after seeing a lot of my work online! This would be my first wedding and not sure what to charge!
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What is the difference between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?

What are the significant differences between Canvera and Karizma wedding albums?
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Save an underexposed foreground without blowing out the background

I recently shot my sister-in-laws wedding for the bridal party preparations, a good day was had by all and I've got a good number of shots I'm really happy with. Unfortunately there is a group of ...
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What is your favourite camera setting for Fast Changing Light Conditions? [closed]

Nikon D7200. Godox V860IIN. I am looking for the best camera settings for Wedding And Night Club Photography. I want to capture images the way it is in my mind with the least amount of adjustments ...
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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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Should I charge a fee to a client who wants to change wedding date?

I have a wedding client who, due to medical reasons, needs to post pone their wedding a year. They paid the deposit, signed a contract. I feel though that by moving their date, I will not be able to ...
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How to become a wedding photographer?

I'm trying to break into the wedding business. I already have great equipment, etc but how do you build your portfolio? Especially if you live in a new state with very few contacts?
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What are better lenses for portrait photography (1.8D or 1.8G) for Nikon D750? [duplicate]

I am planning to start home-based wedding photography business and the compiling a list of gear to purchase.I have planned to purchase D750 as my primary body but I can't seem to decide on which lens ...
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Licensing for wedding photos, to protect photographer, but allow freedom to clients?

We're looking at booking a professional photographer for our wedding, but I am a little unhappy with assigning complete control of photos from our own wedding to a photographer. The contract she ...
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Is my current gear sufficient for wedding photography?

I would like to know if my current gear is sufficient to start doing wedding photography? I use a Nikon D5100, with an 18–55mm kit lens, 70–200mm Sigma lens, and 50mm f/1.8 lens. I have taken some ...
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Wedding Photography - Do you charge up front?

I am in the process of setting up a wedding photography business. I have chosen to ask for 50% up front. However I am unsure as to when I should ask for the final installment or whether I should ask ...
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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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Best Sites for Simplified Instructions in Taking Wedding Photos [closed]

Does anybody have any recommendations for Photography Sites that give you some basic yet good instructions on shooting weddings?
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Is it common for photographers to outsource editing (a.k.a. “overflow editing”)?

I've helped a few friend photographers by editing their photos when they're overloaded with work. They cull and edit the photos that go on the blog and I match their style and edit the rest. I've only ...
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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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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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How to ask a photographer for proof of insurance in the US?

I am wondering from both sides of the table, how or what to ask a professional photographer in regards to insurance, and what document is typically produced by a photographer? Specifically I want to ...
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Is it common for wedding photographers to be booked every weekend?

I am a wedding photographer just starting out in the biz. I've shot 5 weddings as the primary shooter, but am finding it difficult to find new clients. I feel like my photos are rather good so I don't ...
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What do I need to take really great shots of wedding cakes, including on-site?

First let me say I appreciate all answers and your time ... I just upgraded from a point and shoot (Olympus Stylus 7.1mp) to the Canon Rebel T2i and WOW am I excited and wow I just jumped into a big ...
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Will a Godox 300 Ws strobe work for weddings?

I am planning to buy a Godox DE300 (300Ws) for wedding photography as a flash. Will it do the job if I place it at different distances in a hall and use it through wireless trigger? I am not so ...
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How did wedding photographers work in the olden days?

I am very curious to know how international photographers in the olden says such as the 70's or 80's or older, work. How did they deliver albums or photographs to clients?
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Why do people move their cameras in a square motion?

I often see photographers while they're about to shoot, they move their cameras in a rapid square motion while having the subject in their camera before proceeding with the shot. What am I missing? ...
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What focal length is typical for Wedding Photography? [closed]

I am looking to start a wedding photography business and would like to understand what the best length is for the lenses.
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What Canon lens, besides my 50mm f/1.8, should I get for my first wedding shoot? [duplicate]

I am shooting my first wedding in September and I have a Canon rebel t3i with a 50 mm 1.8 and I am trying to find a good lens under $900 dollars for the wedding so I am not stuck with just one lens. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...