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Old February 18th, 2013, 02:35 AM   #1
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Some efficient ways to shoot

-- Firing squad. In use by photographers everywhere. Line them up right against a blank white wall. Aim your weapon. "One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three." Burst-fire machine-gun. "Next!"

-- CCTV. In use by many a videographer. Use a wide angle lens and a tripod, and aim at the dance floor. Press record, and walk away.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 07:02 AM   #2
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Hi Adrian

All jokes aside, there was a guy here from the USA that actually shoots receptions CCTV style. He said that especially at Jewish weddings the couple want everything recorded from reception start to reception end and the only practical way was two cameras on cranes virtually recording constantly. I can vouch for the "We want everything recorded" with Middle Eastern brides..I did a Afgan wedding and the bride freaked out every time I lowered the camera!! That was the last time I did one of those!!

Maybe a better bet would be 4 lighting stands and 4 GoPro's in each corner and let them run!!

Not exactly creative!!

Now the machine gun tactic can be used quite well when the ceremony ends at 5:30pm and the bride says, "we have to be at the reception at 6pm ..and it's 25 minutes away"

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Old February 18th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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Oh, I've had enough of the machine gun photographers..... Nikon D3 (not a quiet shutter sound) on high FPS and every shot was a burst of 4 or 5 frames - all through the rings, all through the vows, in fact all the way. Audio was screwed up big time!
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Old February 18th, 2013, 07:41 AM   #4
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Hi Dave

I had a photog and assistant (both noisy Nikons) trying to see who could get closest to the couple (never mind the poor video guy) and the audio was shot to pieces.... the bride got the footage complete with the photogs mostly in shot..even tight zooms on the couple only they managed to sneak in and ruin the audio (and some video too!)

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