Sunday, January 31, 2010

first wedding of 2010...

it's the last day of January...2010...
wanted to have an entry on the last day of 2009...one month too late...lazy me

just attended a coursemate / ex-colleague's wedding last weekend...
it was a little bit of a roller-coaster surprises...but in the end...all ended well...nice

it was also the first time i bring my ole man D80 to an event...with the cutie 50mm attached...no flash light
i wasn't...of course...the hired photographer...
i suggested for them to hire a proper one...who lifted the burden off me...and so i can have some real fun...

and real fun indeed...
as expected...it was not easy...more than 80% of my exposures were thrown into thrash can...
and everything was so fast-paced at times i missed lots of important takes...luckily i was the having-fun photographer...not the earning-money one...

it was also a real challenge to shoot wedding with only 50mm...
imagine having a compact camera extended to 2.5x optical zoom...and fixed there for the rest of the day...i have to stand one km away just to get a proper group photo...
well i take them all as part of the fun...
what to do? no money mar...make do with what i have

the best part was reviewing and editing all the photos...
it was very tiring...very tiring...
but was fun too...and rewarding...looking at all the expressions and emotions captured...

all in all...despite my gears' limitation...i enjoyed shooting a wedding...
in fact i find myself a little addicted to it...
who's next?
free-but-lousy snapshooter at your service

dear friend...happily ever after