First time as a wedding photographer
October 16, the day of the weding ceremoeny of my friend's daughter. I was asked to be the major photographer. I was very happy they trusted me, but I felt not confident because I was not ready for such an important occasion.
Althought I am going with camara for years, I never try to be a wedding photographer.
Question one is Wedding is a very big thing for new couples and their families. I am not ready for the responsability because of the lack of experience. If there is something wrong with equipment or I miss some pivotal moment, that is realy a crime.
Questiong two is my equipment. I have no qualified flash and lens for the wedding. All of my lens are old and slow, and I only use them for amateur use.
fortunately the two questions can be overcome. My friend said to me frankly: you can do it, take it easy. And I borrowed a set of Canon 5D, and 24-70mm lens and a flash. I tried the kit and find I could not control the exposure properly with aperture-priority or shutter-priority mode when using the flash. I asked a few guys but got no clear instruction. So, I had to use P mode to do the job, the last choice I had to make.
Before the day, I had read some articles and istructions about how to take pictures at wedding, so I know a little what should I do then. The big day was coming. I got up at five o'clock, and reach the bride's home before six. The makeup work just began. So It was my time. from the bride's home, to bridal chamber, and the wedding in the hotel, I began to press the shutter, one after anther, to record every moment that attracted me. Ouch, it's so tired but exciting, all I thought to to leave the most beautiful moment for the couple and all the guests. Fortunately, the couple are satisfied with my work, which set me free. But I know, I have a long way to go.