D A T E : JULY 6, 2008
L O C A T I O N : PASIG CITY, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, PHILIPPINES
C A M E R A : NIKON D80
L E N S : NIKKOR 18-55MM F/3.5-536
F I L T E R : NONE
M O U N T : HANDHELD
L I G H T : AMBIENT
S E T T I N G S : APERTURE PRIORITY MODE | ISO 640 | 1/100 SEC | F/5.3
P O S T - P R O C E S S I N G N O T E S : CURVES
You take really good photos; can you shoot my wedding please?
I have received not a few of these messages ever since picking up a camera more than six years ago. My usual reply? A polite no. I then usually refer them to another photographer whom I know would do justice to one of the most important days of their lives. Why? Because I know that I’m simply not a superb wedding photographer. I know where my strengths and weaknesses lie and I simply don’t want to ruin someone’s big day just because of ego (and a big payout, yes that too, lol)
Why not try it? is the usual reply I get after turning them down.
Well, I tried it twice. And I can confidently say that wedding photography is not for me.
* Please don’t mind the camera settings, I was a total newbie when I took this shot lol