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Photographing My Nieces Wedding The 24th... Need advice..

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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This is my first time taking real wedding photos. It's my nieces wedding.  They CANNOT afford to hire a professional wedding photographer.   I am doing it for free to gain some experience.  

First, I must tell you that I have a regular digital camera. A Canon Powershot.  Not a DSLR camera.    I've been studying up on wedding photography, poses, lighting concepts...  I even have a wedding day photography check list.    

I am the bride and grooms ONLY hope to capture some photos.  I have a lot of great ideas for the day.    But I need some input from other photographers.   Or other people who have taken fabulous wedding photos with just a regular digital camera. 



This is the camera that I'll mostly be using. 


http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/canon-powershot-a490/4505-6501_7-33948041.html

    

Photography is my passion.   I'm a survivor of domestic violence.  Avid Bible reader. 

http://photographybylal.blogspot.com


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lorilovesya
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM

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bluemonkeygirl
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM

What you are doing for them is very sweet! I think you can take great pictures with just about any good quality digital camera, you just have to get creative with it.  I say you do a practice run (before the wedding day) with her or both as a couple just to get a feel for things.

Buy a few magazines just to look through the pictures and poses to get your creative juices going! Good luck!

BRANDY319
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:44 PM

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bluemonkeygirl
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:45 PM

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iluvmypreemies
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Join Photomoms. That is a good group for information. Lots of people who do weddings.

lorilovesya
by on Jul. 13, 2010 at 1:05 AM


Quoting iluvmypreemies:

Join Photomoms. That is a good group for information. Lots of people who do weddings.

I did.  Thanks! :)

Photography is my passion.   I'm a survivor of domestic violence.  Avid Bible reader. 

http://photographybylal.blogspot.com


lorilovesya
by on Jul. 13, 2010 at 1:06 AM


Quoting bluemonkeygirl:

What you are doing for them is very sweet! I think you can take great pictures with just about any good quality digital camera, you just have to get creative with it.  I say you do a practice run (before the wedding day) with her or both as a couple just to get a feel for things.

Buy a few magazines just to look through the pictures and poses to get your creative juices going! Good luck!

Thanks! 

Photography is my passion.   I'm a survivor of domestic violence.  Avid Bible reader. 

http://photographybylal.blogspot.com


omgamomie
by on Jul. 13, 2010 at 1:07 AM

BUMP!

MaeHamMomma
by on Jul. 13, 2010 at 1:09 AM

My friend is a photog and the best advice I got from her was to not over pose people. Try to get natural shots and go easy on the flash. You can cover the flash with a piece of tissue paper and it will soften the light so that you don't get bad glare.

MaeHamMomma
by on Jul. 13, 2010 at 1:11 AM

Also, get there early along with all the bridal party and parents of the bride and groom. Do as many of the family shoots before hand as you can. It will be less rushed and you won't have to worry about holding up the reception. Also there will be less chance of her hair or dress being mussed.

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