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It has been 1 year and 6 months since I started photography when I bought my 400D in April 2007.
This time I'm offered as wedding photographer by my brother-in-law.
The day is November 3.
So.....I know that shooting in wedding is so difficult...dark hall, the height of the ceiling, distance from the couple, speedlight technique...
Usually we amateur photographer tend to think that beautiful pics with single focul lenses with beautiful bokeh, without speedlight, would be best for the couple and their family, and people attending the wedding party.
However, I read a lot of BBS and books about wedding photos by amateur photographers.
They all say with one voice, that people who attended the party ususally tend to choose the brilliant pics with speedlight, not the pics with beautiful bokeh with single focul lenses...
The best situation would be........not so high ceiling of the hall and baunced flash light, and zoom lens with small F aperture.
Unfortunatelly the ceiling of the hall where the wedding is going to be held is very high, so I can't use bounce technique.
I have to use speedlight straightly, but it often causes too much glossy quolity of the faces of people.
So....I decided to buy some flash diffuser, Sunpak Diffuser Kit and got it today. [link]
I've just tested the work of it, and the result is better than I expected.
Well...I've already borrowed another 400D from my friend.
I'm going to shoot with 2 cameras, one is with EF24-105mm F4L with diffuser-attached-speedlight, and other is with Sigma 30mm F1.4 (and Tamron 11-18mm when shooting widely).
Why I'm going to use 2 cameras is that, I hear that when we amateur photographers shoot in wedding, we don't have much time to change the lenses.
If we spend time to change the lenses, the best moment to shoot would run away....
In Japan we can make photo books by online procedure.
In this link [link]
you can see some amazing works by Japanese amateur photographers.
The best wedding photographer I know in the world is Joe Buissink [link]
Look his amazing works........phew......
He usually shoot with P-mode, not M-mode, because it's too late for the best shots when we set the exposure manually and hold the camera.
He says that there's not the best "pic", but there's the best "moment", and we should entrust the camera with everything what the camera can do, and we should do that we can do except the camera can do".
I really agree with his words, and I'm going to try to shoot like that in the wedding......
After wedding, I'm going to submit some of the pics