Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/14

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Other photographers at the wedding
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 17:22:25 -0400

At a wedding last summer I asked the bride before hand - take a deep breath,
Jim, the shock will pass ;-) - if there would be a problem shooting during
the ceremony. Ironically, it hadn't even occurred to her that that might be
a problem. Well, she checked with the (female) minister, who said fine, as
long as I wasn't using flash. So I positioned myself in the tiny
150-year-old church right up next to the lectern, where I could stay tucked
away, but shoot the faces of the bride and groom. During the service, as I
was shooting - with my 'silent' M6 which sounded like a cannon because of
the acoustics in the wooden church, the mother of the groom kept giving me
the evil eye and "subtly" waving at me to stop shooting. So I stopped
shooting - for about 30 seconds - thought about whether I wanted to piss off
the bride or her mother-in-law, and resumed shooting! As Jim would tell me,
it was the bride's wedding, she was paying me, and she wanted me to shoot.

B. D.

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Other photographers at the wedding

I'm less concerned about other photographers at the wedding..
than i am concerned about other NON photographers.

Some weddings turn into a media circus and i don't think it is expected
or appreciated.
Everyones playing with cameras.
Talking, dancing, partying is secondary,

And i'm told not to flash in the Church.
But there are millions of flashes going off.
I'm the only one not getting the shot.

Mark Rabiner
Portland, Oregon USA
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