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Ryan Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
 

Digital for weddings?


Are digital camera images acceptable for weddings? I apologize if this question seems very basic but I'm just starting out in digital with my second and newest camera being the Nikon D-70. I attended a wedding and was lucky enough to sit next to the photographer for dinner who showed me all his equipment including a D-100 for candid shots. So my main question is, "are digital cameras really acceptable for important events like weddings regarding candid images?


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5/14/2005 4:14:57 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Lots of wedding photographers have been using digital for weddings, and not just for candids. How acceptable the result is depends on the photographer's skills and the quality of his or her equipment.


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5/14/2005 6:35:00 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I shoot weddings with a MF film camera but (may the film gods forgive me) your D70 should be perfectly fine for weddings.


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5/14/2005 8:54:56 AM

 
Jill A. Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2004
  I have done several weddings sense going digital 4 years ago...and have more schuduled... not sure why digital for weddings would be any diferent then film????

Jill :)


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5/14/2005 9:22:02 AM

 
Jennifer Hopper
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/30/2004
  Kerry,
I'm so proud of you! Maybe we don't need to stage and intervention after all. :)

Ryan,
I attended two wedding last year and both photographers used high-end Canon digitals. They both used them for the bridal portraits too, which turned out phenomenally.

Jill,
I hear of issues with blownout highlights--you know, black tuxes and white dresses. Any problems along those lines for you?


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5/14/2005 12:04:58 PM

 
Jill A. Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2004
  I personaly run lighting tests before & do use a diffuser(not the one with the SB800) most of the time inside but never had any real problems with blowout... double check white balance & it's always good to go...

Jill :)


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5/14/2005 12:29:05 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Blown out highlights can be a problem even for us film photographers - if you use the wrong film.


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5/14/2005 3:04:11 PM

 
Ryan Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Thank you all so much, that really helped!


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5/15/2005 2:10:02 AM

 
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