Saturday will be first real big wedding shoot. I’m doing this all by myself. What I’m hoping for that this will help me get other photo shoots. For once I feel pretty confident in doing this shoot. Other wedding shoots I’ve done in the past felt like I didn’t know what I was doing, didn’t know anything about composing or directing people and didn’t feel I did a great job in the post processing area. In the past I was kind of thrown in doing wedding shoots and felt very unprepared. The last wedding I did before the big one I’m doing on Saturday was a thrown in job out of no where. One thing I know I did better was in the post process department. I have a group on Flickr called “Post Process and Plug-ins.” It helped me and my friends out a lot in finding programs that I want to try out, also help me with my Photoshop Skills. Which was an added bonus. It also pushed me to shoot straight RAW images, instead of the RAW + JPEG. I used to do and just edit the JPEG images to post on Flickr. Most of the times it’s better to take the added extra step in editing your photos. Now I just need to buy Lightroom so the process can be done a little quicker with batch processing.
One last thing I wanted to say is, photographer is the only thing that pushes me to learn, cope with life and is never dull.