A&P $1500 to spend, wedding to shoot?

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  1. nicklk

    nicklk New Member

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    My aunt is buying me a DSLR to photograph her daughters wedding...

    Whats your suggestions??

    I've been looking at the Rebel XT, with lense kit and rent a lense...what lense is best for a wedding (outside and in sunny Colorado) shoot? Filters??

    Thanks!
    NIck
     
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    17-40L.

    if you are the only photographer it would be cheaper to pay for a reasonable photographer who has more $ and more hrs invested in photography than you.

    Also so you dont get the blame when they dont like their wedding photos.
     
  3. joy division

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    uhh...$1500 is going to get you dick to shoot a wedding. Ideally you want a few bodies, lots of cards, flashes, battery packs, decent amount of lenses...


    is it in a church or what? All outside? She can give me $1400 and I'll just shoot the wedding :mamoru:
     
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    joy division New Member

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    17-40L is a decent start, but you are going to want something longer as well...
     
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    580EX with a diffuser.

    Your budget is just too small to shoot a wedding the same way the pros do.
     
  6. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    shooting a wedding is not as easy as buying a DSLR...especially if she is the sole photographer...now if she is going to be shooting in conjunction with people who shoot weddings for a living, that is a different story
     
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    She isn't taking any pictures.



    and sure a wedding is easy to do...there is no stress on the photographer or any real concerns, bridezillas are great to deal with too! :rofl:
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    Well the thing is, this is a low-budget wedding, not looking for knock your socks off pictures......I have shot three low budget weddings in the past just awith a Fuji 3200 and all three parties liked their pictures that i took better then the photographer they hired.....

    It works for me, because I get the camera I want.....and works for her because its cheap...
     
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    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    sounds like a good deal to me...assuming the peorson buying you the cam and the people getting married like how your previous wedding pics came out...just don't fuck up...its just one of the most importants events in a couples life
     
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    do you even have expirence with a camera? What good is having a DSLR and not properly not knowing how to use it?
     
  13. nicklk

    nicklk New Member

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    I have shot it a few times, mainly dark settings, hense the request of filters and lenses to use during bright conditions...

    She is buying it for me a month prior to the wedding so I can get down the camera..
     
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    body, 12-24mm, 35 or 50mm prime, polarizer for outside shots, 2 1gb cards, vert. grip (if possible), extra battery, flash w/ lots of batteries, small bag to store other lenses, batteries, etc., and a flash bar (that mounts above the camera...not totally necessary but its not your money!).
     
  15. Dongsy Normus

    Dongsy Normus fag

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    :hsugh: suuuure you did
     
  16. GMosher

    GMosher New Member

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    wow. good luck.

    actually thanks:)

    everytime I see someone shooting a wedding under these conditions-it doesn't mean we're losing a customer, it means we're gaining lots in the long haul. :bigthumb:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    If you're going to rent, there would be 2 lenses I'd get but it'll be a pain to switch lenses (2 bodies help). I'd go with a 16-35 f/2.8L and 85 f/1.2L (if you're renting).

    There are times when you do not want to be right up in the action so the 85 will give you some distance.

    My sister's wedding is coming up in Sept and I'll be using my 16-35 f/2.8L and 70-200 f/2.8L IS. I'll rent a 580EX for my back up body.
     
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    16-35L + 70-200L = nice combo :eek:
     
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    You're doing someone a HUGE disservice by accepting the job without having sufficient knowledge of photography, or weddings, to do even a basic job, let alone with any kind of artistry. A wedding is one of the most important days in a persons life, and the photos are the primary way they remember it. It's your responsibility to tell the couple to hire someone with experience, and work alongside them as a second photographer.
     
  20. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    :werd: thats why i havent accepted anyones offers to do their wedding. i've done engagement photos but i'm too scared to do a wedding b/c i''m not confident in my ability yet.

    if you havent done a wedding before, tell them you dont feel comfortable doing it b/c of how momentous it is and you've never done it before.
     
  21. joy division

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    If you are a genius and confident in your abilities and have $5000, not $1500, you can do it. But you have to be amazing. Like me :hsugh: :rofl:
     
  22. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    My brother's gf photographed my wedding with a film SLR. It worked fine. She is not a pro, has no real equipment, but she has a good eye for photos.

    We also asked for copies of photos from everyone else who took their own. Overall, we got plenty of great shots.

    We didn't get any "formal" photos, which is fine since they generally look static and boring anyways. :dunno:
     
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    LOL, your causin will be fucking pissed when she finds out how shitty those pictures will be.
     
  24. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Those static / boring shots are usually the best ones.
     
  25. mojito

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    gotta have both. we had 3 pros are ours, one did it for free and the others, a couple, did it for $1000 total, when they're base price is $4200. Gotta love having other friends in the industry. Of course then we got 2000 unedited images to go through :hs:
     

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