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,
- 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
- 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:
- 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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