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Conspiracy Theory - There Were 3 Shooters

I know, lame title, but this past weekend I did something I haven't done before.  That was participate in a wedding photoshoot with 3 photographers.  That's right, 3.  The cool thing for the lucky wedding couple is that they got all 3 of us for the price of one.  It's really amazing how much easier it is to shoot a wedding with more than a single shooter, and even better than 2.  The downside of course is that you have to split the $$$, but hey, I don't do this for a living.  I've got a day job.

One tip, plan well in advance when you have multiple shooters.  We did this before the shoot and it worked out great.  We arranged what we were shooting, and where to position ourselves.  We also took turns directing the couple and their entourage.  We also took advantage of taking similar shots from different angles which will present interesting images.  Finally, split the type of shot you plan to take.  We did this by agreeing which lenses each of us were using.  The number one shooter used a Canon 70-200 F/2.8 as his prime weapon of choice.  I used, as second shooter, a Tokina 12-24mm F/4 on one Nikon and a Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8 on a second Nikon.  The 3rd shooter, used a longer prime on her Canon.  Note to self - I'm still trying to figure out the best way to carry 2 camera bodies without looking like a complete dork but getting maximum flexibility.  I just purchased a BlackRiver dual strap...I'll give that a go.

It was an interesing experience, and I'll post photos of the lovely couple once we get through the post processing and deliver the goods.

Night Shoot at the Indianapolis 500

City Shooter