- 500 pictures taken
- I ended up with about 150 keepers, all said and done
- After editing and sorting through all those photos, I'm getting pretty proficient in Adobe Lightroom. At least I think I am!
- I learned to work around really unexpected variables (like the preacher that told us we couldn't use flash during the ceremony...plan b, I guess...whatever that was!)
- I should have met the couple prior to the wedding, it would have broken the ice and made sticking a camera in their face for 3 hours less awkward
- Speaking of sticking a camera in someone's face, I learned that this style of photography is 50% technical and 50% personal/interactive skills
- Having the technical skills to a point that they are second nature (not the point that I'm at yet) would help a lot in the interactive department. It's hard to be conversational with people when you're trying to focus on your camera settings
- The weather was great
- The mosquitoes were not!
- On each outdoor photo, I edited at least 10 mosquitoes from each picture!
- There was slight cloud cover so it was a nice, diffused light
- It started to rain just as we finished
- Scott and I are handing over the photos tomorrow so I'm waiting on the bride and groom's approval to post some online
- I look forward to sharing some of them with you all!
- Speaking of Scott, he rules. He rented us a couple of lenses from Lethbridge Lens Rentals. I'll do another post on the lens I used for most of the day. I loved it and want to buy it. Too bad it's wayyyy out of my purchasing-power-league right now!
- That being said, getting paid for doing something you love is pretty cool
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I did it! My first paid gig. It was a great experience! I'll break it down in short form