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 18:03:50 -0400

I'm sure she didn't - but my daughter, who was assisting me, was standing at
the back of the church, and she sure heard it!;-)

- -----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Jeffery
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 5:54 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] Other photographers at the wedding

I'll bet the bride didn't hear your shutter.

At 04:22 PM 5/14/02, you wrote:
>At a wedding last summer I asked the bride before hand - take a deep
>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
>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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