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Oct 3, 2019


Joey Miller, Senior Photo Technician joins Roger Cicala, Lensrentals founder to discuss wedding photography.

  • Episode highlights:
    • Second shooting is a great entry point to see if wedding photography is for you. Second shoot for multiple photographers so you are exposed to several different styles and preferences. Negotiating your duties as a second shooter and what you’ll be expected to cover, especially during the reception, are also very important details to work out ahead of time, along with, of course, your fee.
    • Gear: all-important gear questions! ALL current DSLR bodies and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras will do just fine for 90% of weddings. From a traditional DSLR body to Sony, Canon, and Nikon mirrorless, Joey reminds us that photographers used to manually focus the bride walking down the aisle before autofocus.
    • Always have at least 2 cameras and have backups, backups, backups, as Joey reminds us as he shares his own data loss horror story.
    • A good walk through the ceremony venue is essential for figuring out your gear and the lighting situation you’ll need to be aware of.-Learn lighting and get very good at it, even if you are a “natural light photographer”. Getting the flash off camera is the next step after bouncing with a strobe and on camera flash, no one is a fan of a flash in the face while dancing!
  • Gear mentioned:
  • Spotlight:
    • Sam Leathers is a Video Technician here at Lensrentals. Outside of his job Sam is a founding member of Studio143,  a production company based in Memphis.
    • Sam really likes the versatility of the Shuttle Dolly and the Zacuto VCT Pro Baseplate with add-on grips
    • And shooting with a Varicam.
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  • The Lensrentals Podcast is a production of Lensrentals, founded by Roger Cicala. Our production staff includes Drew Cicala, Ryan Hill, Sarah McAlexander, SJ Smith, Julian Harper, John Tucker, and Zach Sutton. Other contributors include Roger Cicala, Joey Miller, Ally Aycock Patterson, Joshua Richardson, and Philip Robertson.

  • Thanks to Jacques Granger for our theme song.

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