My first wedding gig

Hello all! I am new to this type of photographing, so if you have any tips and tricks to help me get better then send it all my way.
Zoltan Tot.

Assisting and Second Shooting

Hello all,

I've recently stumbled into the wedding photography career. I was asked to shoot a friends wedding and after that experience I was hooked. I would love to assist and possibly second shoot. I live in a great city that is a major destination for weddings. I know there are many articles written about what to do as an assistant or...

A grey wedding

This is a shot I aimed to get once I saw what the weather looked like. We had the venue, the lighting and the weather, so I shot for post. Pulled down the clouds and cloned out some odds and ends in the foreground, including my speedlight. We shot this deliberately for large print; I know the couple look kind of lost in the landscape.

a lighting question

A good friend asked me to help out for his daughter's wedding by taking some photos in a second shooter capacity (although I'm not sure the primary photographer was any better prepared than me :)). It was my first experience doing this and overall it went ok (well enough that I want to do it again), but I found the ceremony venue really...


I welcome comments and a discussion from the FStoppers community on this picture.

This is a shot from the occasional wedding I shoot. This was from a wedding in Pune, India. Hindu brides wear red. I was positioned behind the bride, ready to take a shot of her reflection in the mirror when I was confronted with two problems. First, there...

Barbara - Natural Light and a bit of PS

Canon 5D Mk II
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L USM II
Focal Length 90mm 1/400sec @f3.2 ISO 100
A simple shot for me, no flash which is unusual. I reduced the top light by placing the bride under an arch and the fill light bounced in off a large lime stone wall to her front.
The sky was really bleached out behind her, so I...

A couple of shots from a recent wedding

Hey hey y'all, I just wanted to share a few experiments from a recent wedding.
I had just gotten the new Nikon 105mm f/1.4 and was putting it through its paces. The wedding chapel was also close to a freeway overpass that I had been looking at for a while. For a short time in the afternoon the light coming in between the two bridges...

Review of my wedding photography portfolio

Hi, let me introduce myself, I'm almost in my 40's and have been shooting ever since 7th grade elementary school, where I learned photography "the hard way" - developing film, working in darkroom and such.
In 2002 I believed that my strong side was IT and computers, but last couple of years I think that my photography skills might be...

Second Camera Body Advice

I shoot weddings and portraits and from past couple of years have been going well. At the moment I have D700 & D800. I am looking to retire my D700. I was wondering should I go for D5 (do have a budget for this) or D810 or D750 and save money to get some lighting gear like Phottix Indra500 and not sure which one and best in all...

Recent wedding shot

Hi guys!

Last saturday I had a wedding, 37 Celsius and midday Sun. The couple hired a 1969 Ford Mustang
for the wedding, and we had to remove the passenger seat to fit the bride in the car :)
Here is an image from the shooting:

Wedding Photos and high ISO

Just saw the free video from the fstoppers wedding video. In this video that contain lighting the reseption - the guys from Fstoppers said that they use high ISO - I am a little affraid that high iso will produce to much grain on the photos - but they said that New cameras it is not that a big problem. So do you use a high iso while...


Hello Everyone,

this is not a a weeding photography but did not know where I could post it.

Here in Brazil parents used to make a big party when theirs daughters turn 15.

This is a dance with father and daughter.

Can you please rate and suggest improvements on this photography? Should I use this kind of photography...

When it rains.

This couple had a late spring wedding. As luck would have it, it rained all day until about 9 pm. On top of that, wind gusts were up to 30 mph. Made doing many outdoor shots pretty much out of the question. I was able to get the family portraits on the venue's covered patio area, with two people holding the flash gear.

First image was...

Two camera system for first wedding

First wedding
Ok so I have a Nikon D810 and a Nikon D7100 I have a Nikor 2.8 24 to 70 and a Nikor 2.8 70 to 200. Im going to shoot my first wedding . I do have other lenses for both but the two lenses seem to be the most dominate in the wedding setting. The issue is obviosley The d7100 is a crop sensor and the the D810 is a full frame....

Which gear to add

Have an unexpected bit of money coming and want to continue investing in gear to finally make the jump from a career I can't stand into one I am passionate about. Been shooting weddings for a year and done some graduation and senior portrait work. My back up to my 5D Mark III is a 7D Mark II and while I am happy with it I am looking for another...