Wedding Photography: Is Life Better as a Second Shooter?

Wedding photography is a rather polarizing genre, with many people warning against getting into it due to its pressures and expectations. But for those who have an interest in it but might be put off by its demands, there is another option: being a second shooter. This excellent video discusses five reasons why being a second shooter might be the best choice for you. 

Coming to you from John Branch IV Photography, this interesting video essay talks about why being a second shooter can often be a better option for working in wedding photography. No doubt, as a second shooter, you will not make as much money as a full-time wedding photographer, but on the other hand, you do not have to deal with all the hassles of running a wedding photography business. I have a few friends who second-shoot on the weekends, and they love the fact that they can hand over the memory cards and not deal with the hassle of culling thousands of shots and editing hundreds of them or any of the pressure that comes with being the main point of contact. If you would like to make some extra money, consider speaking to a wedding photographer about joining them. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Jan Holler's picture

Jeez, the word boring is not enough to describe this video. One phrase would have been enough: If to do not want to take responsibility then do not take it.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Good information. I second shoot from time to time. I love not having to cull or edit.