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12-01-13, 05:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
The best way to get some practice, and check out what lenses the pro's use is to muscle in on a friend of a friends wedding, as an unpaid, second photographer. All the pressure is on the guy getting paid, you can just mingle and snap away to your hearts content with no pressure. Watch how he groups everyone, how he copes with bad light etc. Tell the happy couple you'll do them an album free of charge for giving you the experience.
As others have said, it's massive pressure being the no 1 tog.
At the very least you WILL need a spare body, not for extra lenses, but in case the first body breaks down........imagine it, 3 shots into the photos and the body lets you down! err, sorry everone "I dont have a spare". Focal length, as the other guys have said, 17-200 will cover everything from the formal groups, to the Bride & Groom portraits.
If you still go ahead, then aperture is king, you'll need that light for as low an iso as poss, to avoid noise.
Best of Luck
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