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I have my daughter's sl1as a backup, but other than maybe a time lapse at iso 100. I've seen enough photographers being bad and I don't want to be a part of that. Flash going of every 8 seconds. .. moving behind the alert to get the shoot. ... it all seems quite daunting because just looking at the bride and from from behind doesn't seem compelling.
I visualize my shots in advance, and this is a tough nut to Crack.I was contacted this weekend to do a simple wedding ceremony, and I said no because I don't do weddings. .. so I told the lady I would ask my local contacts and no one wants to do it for $200 for two-ish hours. So now I feel bad so I might say, sure, I'll do it despite my better judgement.
You'll be fine JD, make sure to bring 2nd body + flashes. I was able to shoot the wedding with just 24-70 & 70-200.
I agree with Eldar "When you´ve done it once, you´ll do it again! The stress is a bit addictive"
I totally agree JD. I am a bit averse to the Wedding Stress shoot. But I've been asked a few times and I've done it a few times. Visit the venue at least once several days before the event at about the same time of day. Take a friend (or the bride herself!) if possible and shoot some practice shots for evaluation. Also, make sure the venue will allow you to be in the sanctuary, etc. Some churches prohibit ANY photography in the sanctuary and others prohibit flash. Oh, and if you know a pro that would tag along and help, that might also put your mind at ease knowing there will be another set of images that might cover something you miss or can't get a good shot of.
With enough preparation, I think you'll do fine. If it helps, rent something that will help you get what you need the way you think you need to get it. I've always liked to have two bodies covering different FLs in these type of events. Once you've done your homework and the event arrives, try to relax and enjoy it. And if you're really stressed, have a quick beer (but just one!) before the shoot and loosen up.