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Ohhhh, I see.. you're the victim -- I mean groom, not the photog. Congrats!

It's not impossible to shoot later in the day. In fact, shooting in the middle of the day can often produce harsh direct light. That being said, a good photog should be ready to deal with the situation of shooting later in the afternoon (or at just about any reasonable time, to be honest).

In fact.. to be honest, any photog that suggests shooting from 10A-1P and claims 'it's for the best light' is (in my estimation) trying to get you in before another gig that afternoon. Yes, there's (typically) TONS more light at this hour, but too much light can actually make getting certain types of shots more difficult (for example, getting nice bokeh in super bright light can be a bit tough because to get nice bokeh you need to open up your aperture, which lets in more light; if you have to open up to, let's say, 2.0 on an Canon 85 at noontime with direct sunlight overhead, you're going to need a very fast shutter speed or low ISO. There's a legitimate chance you'll hit the maximum shutter speed (usually around 1/8000th of a second)
This! Haha. Having attended many weddings, having help to plan weddings etc., this is so true.

Now many young couples have photoshoot after photoshoot after photoshoot, before and after the wedding, just to 'get it right'. I know this thread is about photography and i may be a little off here, but whatever.

My sister got married last year, spent over a grand just for wedding photos. And a separate dude just to make a wedding video. Nearly a grand for that also i think. But the video was really good. The wedding photos? Not so much. About half of them was sub-par, my sister made such a big hoo-hah about it, and the cameraman and his wife compensated about 500 bucks back. He blamed it on poor lighting, all that crap. The thing was that, the groom also had his own cameraman and the photos from his side was much, much better.

One thing we noticed was that the groom's side, his cameraman kept snapping pictures non stop while our side, the cameraman snapped much less. Like groom side 20 pictures, bride's side, 8? Then from there, they will choose the best 4 or 5 like that. Taking many increases your chances of landing much better photos.

So what i learnt from this and the countless stories from my friends/experiences is that, yes, natural lighting and all that do matter, but what matters more is the skill of the cameraman and the manipulation of his equipment.

And sn0w, congrats again! May you be blessed with a happy family and many many many kids!
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since you know the photographer isnt as experienced it might not be a bad idea to just shoot it during the time he thinks is best. you can also ask him to shoot during sunset too.
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Hmm, he should know to use fill flash for back lit subjects, and 10 AM to 1 PM is the worst time for portraits (unless it's overcast I suppose). Everyone will have raccoon eyes and deep shadows under their chins, and highlights are likely to be burnt all around.

Have you seen this guy's previous work

Being a photography enthusiast makes your own wedding interesting. I wed summer last year, and I was a bit suprised that our photog use no primes at all (she used a 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200), but the shots looked ok.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 10/20/11 at 1:16pm
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Tell me about it. Our wedding photog shot Canon, so luckily I was far less interested than normal, but I had a really good idea of what he wanted to do and what he'd want to make use of (location, timing, etc). This was back in May.
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Tell me about it. Our wedding photog shot Canon, so luckily I was far less interested than normal, but I had a really good idea of what he wanted to do and what he'd want to make use of (location, timing, etc). This was back in May.
I was talking with our photog, and she was telling us about the kinds of PP she did, and she said "I also love using, oh what's it called? When you have dark corners in a photo?" So her technical knowledge didn't blow me away, but she was very good at directing and posing.
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Hmm, he should know to use fill flash for back lit subjects, and 10 AM to 1 PM is the worst time for portraits (unless it's overcast I suppose). Everyone will have raccoon eyes and deep shadows under their chins, and highlights are likely to be burnt all around.

Have you seen this guy's previous work

Being a photography enthusiast makes your own wedding interesting. I wed summer last year, and I was a bit suprised that our photog use no primes at all (she used a 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200), but the shots looked ok.
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I was talking with our photog, and she was telling us about the kinds of PP she did, and she said "I also love using, oh what's it called? When you have dark corners in a photo?" So her technical knowledge didn't blow me away, but she was very good at directing and posing.


Could be worse. At least she didn't use an XTi with 75-300mm on Normal/Small JPEG.

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Could be worse. At least she didn't use an XTi with 75-300mm on Normal/Small JPEG.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjBSIvg3pjc


OMG, seriously.. I'm laughing HARD.
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