Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/03/30

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Subject: Re: Leica M wedding photography
From: Ted Grant <75501.3002@CompuServe.COM>
Date: 30 Mar 97 11:59:31 EST

Dan Khong  wrote:  Leica re-wedding photography.

<<<<<Firstly, it this a good idea (i.e. using an M6 to cover a wedding ceremony
and reception)?

If it is, what are the lenses that I should bring along?   I plan to use
Kodak EGP 400 film.   

Are there any special peculiarities associated with wedding photography with
a Leica M camera that I should know about?>>>>>>


Off the top: there isn't anything special just shoot away and enjoy the
experience.  Just don't trip the bride as she comes down the isle! :)

Take whatever lenses you have and use the one that fits the situation you are
shooting.  And whatever you do, "don't use flash!" the padre will probably throw
you out. :)  But with the M6 you should be able to click away and people wont
even know you are shooting.

Just follow your common sense of where to go within the church, and as you are
motivated, shoot it.

The choice of film sounds OK, but you might consider pushing it one stop to 800
if the light is low.  If you do "push" don't forget the film will have to go to
a pro lab for processing as the 1 hour shops rarely can extend the film
processing time.

Have a good shoot. :)

Victoria, Canada