I love having opportunities to be a second shooter at weddings. I get to experience the photographic flow of the wedding without the pressure of making sure all my shots are perfect. It allows me to experiment with artistic vantage points and various exposures. I am really excited because I get to second shoot with Shari Bare (www.sharibare.com) tomorrow! Shari is such a warm and open person. In fact, we asked her to shoot our wedding! She didn’t really need a second shooter for this wedding, but she knew I wanted another opportunity to get out there with my camera and she uses a handful of my shots. I learn a lot from working with her — I will be helping her set up some new lighting tricks, I get to pick her brain while we work, and I watch her in action. I couldn’t ask for any more! I have two solo weddings coming up, and I am excited for some extra practice beforehand.
I’ll be using my 5D and my dad’s 5D with my 28-75mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f4 L for most of the shots. I’ll sneak my 85mm f1.8 in my bag for some “prime” shooting opportunities. Shari and I talked on the phone for an hour about this shoot and about photography in general. It’s great to talk to other photographers in town — I get so many ideas and am so encouraged!
I just ordered a new lens — a 70-200mm f2.8L IS — to replace my other 70-200mm lens. But unfortunately I won’t have it for this shoot. I can’t wait for it to come in!