(Closed) Assumed 2nd shooter duties?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with your explanation.  I don’t know how many shots from our second shooter we really got in the end but maybe that’s the point that you don’t really notice who took the pictures.

Post # 4
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thats my understanding!

Post # 6
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You had two shooters and no one covered the guys getting ready?  That doesn’t seem right to me, but I’ll be sure to talk to my photographer about those specific issues.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

#1. I’d give them each a shot list. If the 1st photog says they didn’t know, than you don’t want pics missed cause the photogs think the other one did it.

#2. Just let everyone know they should be looking at the 1st photog in the photos. 2 cameras can be confusing & you’ll have 3/4 of the group looking at photog 1 & the rest looking at photog 2, it can look odd. So know who your “main” photog is & that they are the “one in control”.

#3. I’d give the photogs the contact info of the other photog, so if they have any questions, they can talk to each other. They may not do this, but if they are confused than they can talk to each other before the wedding.

#4. Make sure your 1st photographer allows another professional photographer! Some don’t & will not work at your wedding if you have other pros there.

#5. Let the 2nd shooter KNOW they are a “backup” or 2nd shooter. You don’t want them coming into this thinking they’re the main photog.

#6. Let them know where you’d like them to be “placed” during the ceremony. The problem with having a 2nd shooter is that the photogs can get in each other’s way/ shots. You don’t want all your shots from your main photog of the ceremony with the 2nd shooter in the background. Its best to have one photog on the left, one on the right.

#7. What do you want the 2nd shooter for? Likely, they’ll both be around taking group shots. They’ll probably both take detail shots. If you want the 2nd shooter to focus more on decor/ guests/ details & have the main one focus on group shots, you can do that but you’ll have to tell them. Just let them know what you want them to be doing & do the shot list & that will help with confusion :).

Usually its not a big deal, I had 2 shooters at my wedding & I’ve worked with another photographer too.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ok, I just read the part where you said this already happened, so my above posting is probably pointless here. Did you hire a 2nd photographer? Or was this a 2nd shooter the main photographer offered as part of their photo package?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

In that situation, the main photog should assign the 2nd photog duties. That should all be worked out between them. Did you not get the coverage of the 2nd shooter? What was missed?

Post # 13
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3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow, they didn’t give you many pics for having 2 shooters for 10 hours. Were all 460 fully edited? Did you ask for any raw/unedited images?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Has the photographer replied to any of your emails?

Once you post a negative review, you most likely won’t get anything more from them at all… just so you know.

Also, read over your photography contract, if it says that you get full rights to ALL photos, than you should get all the photos. It depends on how its worded.

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