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One of my good friends is getting married next week, and their photographer just let them know that they can't do the reception.  So he asked me to be the photographer at his reception.  I'm more than happy to do it.  The only problem is that I have no idea how to take good portrait shots, or shots with people in them for that matter.  (I found this out while taking my sister's engagement photos.  At least I got a handfull that were good, and she was able to pick out a few to use on the announcments...)

So if any of you have suggestions or techniques that you use, I would really appreciate any help I can get.
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AmandaSupak Aug 11, 2006   Photographer
Wow as you know I only do still life! But seriously, good luck with that!!

I do have someone who can help you thought ~rhoddi . Tell him I sent you =D
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Thank you...I don't think I'd want me taking my wedding reception pictures, but I hope I can do alright.
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pulbern Aug 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
find some wedding photography books or pictures on the internet that may inspire you and give you ideas :)
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That's a really good idea! Thanks
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pulbern Aug 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :hug: just thats what I'd do if I were in your situation ;)
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Hmm, I guess you just would take lots and lots of candids, mostly to be able to look back and see the people, but when possible try to apply usual photography artistic techniques such as good framing and lighting, etc. And make sure to thoroughly cover the main receptions events - such as the first dance and cutting the cake. I hope this helps a bit. Congrats to your friend :-)
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Thanks for the help :)
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