Just wondering if anyone has shot weddings with their D50. I haven't ever shot a wedding before but I will be shooting one for a family member in June. Nothing really big or fancy, just a small country wedding. I plan on getting a Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 lens before then so I'll have something pretty fast in a good size zoom range. I plan on being fully prepared, already starting to study up and take practice shots. I love nature but I could definitely see myself getting into wedding photography. If anyone has any tips or suggestions please share!
Good luck to you. I have not ventured into weddings yet. But.....I have been asked to do a small one in the fall, I just may do it. I am scheduled to shoot formals for a local high school senior prom in April. Am pretty nervous and anxious. I practice a lot and read a lot and look a lots of galleries. Good luck to you and let me know if I can help you in any way.
I use my D50 for everything. I've shot plenty of weddings in a professional capacity with it.
I generally don't encourage people who've never shot a wedding before to do so. There is more to it than just taking pictures.
Do you have your contracts in place and signed? Got your shot list prepped? Know your equipment inside and out?
Have an external flash? Are you allowed to us it? Do you know the rules of photography during this particular ceremony? Is a 28-70 going to be long enough or too long?
Photography is more about the skill of the photographer and less about the equipment.
I believe I'll do fine. I know and trust my equipment and I plan to have a list of what shots I need. I do have external flash and diffusers if I need then as well as a couple of different lenses. I'll have an assistant also to help speed things up. I believe this is one of the best ways to gain experience, by actually doing it.
Have you purchased the lens. June is almost here.
Sorry I don't have any tips except be aware of the light and use it.
Yes, I but I went with a Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 and I love it! This lens is designed for digital cameras with the smaller APS sized sensor so it's a true 17 - 50mm without the added 1.5 magnification. Does that make sense? lol One of my co-workers is going to let me borrow his D200 for the wedding also so I will have 2 cameras for the wedding.
Nothing wrong with gaining experience by "doing", but on something this important, I find it a best practice to be a second shooter for an already established professional.
I recently shot my daughter's wedding in June. I used my D50 no problem. Of course the wedding was held in a park in San Diego about 1pm in the afternoon.
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