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My First Wedding..

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The 10th February. My first wedding photoshoot.

I'm blessed to have the most amazing clients & a great venue http://www.lamathil.co.za/ to do my first wedding photography shoot.

Do some of you pro's have any tips?

Also: perhaps someone in Centurion who can lend/rent me some Canon LP-E6 batteries and fast 32GB SD cards?
 

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I'v never done such things, but I can only image how precious those pix are to the client.

Get a few Kingston 32GB (the red ones, red = fast you know ;) ) , and maybe try a gold one , it might be fast enough. I know they're Glass 10 HC i3. I'd also find a spot to secure a laptop, and when the card is full, COPY (not cut/move etc) them to the laptop so they're on 2 disks. Then keep the SD cards on your person. If possible, compressing and then uploading them while still @ the wedding would add another bit of peace of mine & you could tote this as a extra charge / added benefit of clients going with you.

Ask one of the 3D Printing guys to print this for you - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1289250

https://www.kingston.com/eN/flash/microsd_cards
 

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Backup the photos throughout the day. I've read waaaaay to many horror stories where cards went corrupt or the equipment was even stolen with the cards in.

Also take spare batteries or better yet, a spare camera. I'm not a professional but I belong to a few photography forums and the stories I've read will make you scared.


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When I had my canon setup

I brought:

Canon 5D3 (gripped)
6x Batteries
Would bring 2 additional chargers for justin
Canon 6D-Bkup body

2x 32gig CF cards
4x 16gig CF cards
2x 16gig SD cards - for 6D

580EX II Speedlight - for reception

Canon lenses
28mm 1.8
50mm F1.4
100mm macro f2.8
24-70 F2.8 L
70-200 f2.8 L IS

Laptop - macbook air - would start copying when i got a break. Otherwise in reception. USB3 card reader ftw
 

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Thanks for the replies! Here is the gear I'm going to use:

First Shooter:
Canon 5D MK4
Sigma 35 1.4 ART
Sigma 85 1.4 ART
CANON 600 EX-RT Flash

Second Shooter / Studio-Photobooth-Setup:
Canon 80D
Canon 50 1.8 STM
Canon 70-200 2.8 MK1
Canon 10-18 4-5.6
Canon 430EX

Backup body is another 80D & a 600D if things really go bad.

I've only got 2x LP-E6 :( this is the biggest problem as I can't find them for rent and wouldn't like to purchase. Also SD card setup is a bit shy: Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB SD Card, Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB SD card. :( need backup cards & card for photobooth.

I'm thinking 3x Batteries for first shooter, 2x Batteries for second + 1x battery for photobooth with 3x chargers if things go bad.

Also have a MBP + portable RAID for backup onsite. Would love to have a CF card for the 5D4 for inbody backup.

Anyone have an idea how many AA rechargeables I'd need for the two flashes? Both to be used at reception. Around 150 people at the wedding.
 
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Speak to [MENTION=24396]SuFf0c8[/MENTION] his in the photography scene has done some great gigs to his portfolio
 

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That's a lovely venue.

I used to do wedding shoots, about 10 years ago was my last one. I got a bit gatvol carrying all the kit around for a whole day. But it was fun.

Aside from the kit (I am a bit out of touch), try and make everyone feel special, from the youngest to the oldest. Watch out for kiddies running around and stash your gear safely away (the sound of a hot light popping can be kind of dramatic).
 

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[MENTION=12323]DAE_JA_VOO[/MENTION] << this guy might have some tips. He's an excellent photographer
 

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I found this article about choosing a camera for beginners best cameras and lenses to shoot weddings http://wedding-retouching.com/blog/photo-equipment/best-cameras-lenses-to-shoot-weddings.html What do you think about these tips!

I'm a canon shooter myself. I own the 80D & 50mm F1.4 & 10-18mm STM.
I rented a Canon 5D MK4 (Mk3 would have been fine) and two sigma lenses: 35mm & 85mm F1.4. Ended up using the 35mm for most of my shots.

I'd recommend going this route for the first while. My thoughts: can't afford the needed gear without experience can't get experience without the needed gear.

80D was used for second shooter, did a great job bundled with a lekker flash, but the full frame low-light capabilities and dual SD card slots on the 5D really help during a wedding. It is super evident that the 5D was built for this job.
 

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