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SRS wedding workshop march 2017

Just advertised at 25 ..this is not a wedding workshop in my opinion certainly not somewhere I will get "ideas" so I am cancelling my two reservations.
This is what Dave at SRS has to say if you want to go

No, delegates do not need to bring a camera, equipment will be provided at the workshop. Which will be demoed and then delegates can have a go.
There are 20 places on the day for delegates, plus 4/5 staff.

Jessica, who is the main tutor, will be taking the portrait section of the day. She has been a wedding and family photographer for 20yrs and uses Olympus equipment professionally so very knowledgeable on shooting weddings.

David, who works for Olympus and knows pretty much everything about the system, will be taking the other session, and demonstrating other possible useful features that the camera can do, and be showing the range of lenses available.

Just to be clear, this workshop is to show what can be done with this equipment and to highlight how it may be a better alternative to your possible current DSLR equipment if you were looking to switch to something smaller, lighter and easier to manage.

This is not a "technique" workshop as such, although Jessica and David will be taking pictures, showing how the equipment works and possibly sharing techniques they find useful with whilst using it.

If this doesn't sound like the day you were after, please feel free to cancel your booking with no extra charge. Or let me know if that is what you would to do and I can take care of it for you,
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

Sorry folks its 2018..... good job I did not go as pointing out the Oly needs 4 times the light of a Nikon would not have gone down well.
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

With what lens would that be???
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

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Sorry folks its 2018..... good job I did not go as pointing out the Oly needs 4 times the light of a Nikon would not have gone down well.
Yes, it's obviously primarily a marketing event, but I suppose you wouldn't expect much more for 25. Some may find it interesting though, so thanks for the heads up. You say Olympus needs 4 times the light of a Nikon, is this because full frame cameras have better high ISO performance?
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

Well the only wedding lens Oly do is the 14-150 so with the restricted aperture and iso sensitivity of the Oly I don't see it being any good in a 13th century church lit by 5watt low energy bulbs and heavy stained glass.
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

Suppose that would be an economical option...........

https://www.olympus.co.uk/site/en/c/..._ii/index.html
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

What exactly is a wedding lens?
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Has a ring to it................
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

Ernst Haas said the best [zoom] lens you have is your feet.
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

Yes you can zoom with your feet until you are on the ministers shoulder and then get thrown out...
A wedding lens is one that you don't have to take off at a wedding and covers the widest you might need for groups to close ups of ring on finger at 20 ft .
Then of course you need enough MP to be able to crop.
Can you see why I would not have been welcome at the sales seminar !!

PS the lens was 14-150 not 40-150 that's not wide enough
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

That rules me out of wedding photography. I detest cropping. I like to see the edges of the negative holder and the sprocket holes on a good day.

Zoom lenses are generally slower, doesn't mix well with church settings. Need fast glass.
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

So a 28-300mm (equivalent) is the standard lens for wedding photography. Interesting.....
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So a 28-300mm (equivalent) is the standard lens for wedding photography. Interesting.....
That'll be for Harry and Megan's wedding. Stand on high ground in Cambridge, for example, should get a good head and shoulders of them kissing.
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high ground in Cambridge
Are you sure???
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Re: SRS wedding workshop march 2017

You don't need fast glass as that means little depth of field ..4 or 5 people standing in a group all need to be in focus the public expects that. You can use a smaller aperture if the camera is more light sensitive. If you look at Jessica's website gallery ( the tutor) you can see she is using primes because the interesting section in the picture she has taken is far to far away some need 100% crop to make the best of the image ( IMHO ).
Look at the one with the kids playing ..great but the couple in the background are having an argument ....crop them out. Either should have zoomed in or had enough MP to crop.
You just make life difficult if you have to use primes because the camera sensitivity is low and you only have 20mp to work with.
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