5 things you need to know about working with a second shooter

(Image credit: Claire Pulman)

Some special moments can never be recreated again, which is where having a second photographer on the job is vital. If you’re shooting a large wedding it is impossible to be in the same place at the same time. 

For example, most couples require getting-ready shots of both the bride and groom, and if they are not located near one another it can be a logistical nightmare. Having an extra pair of eyes on the guests and their reactions is vital if you want to capture the full picture and happenings of the day.    

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.