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Subject: Re: [Leica] 1st Wedding assignment --- should I ?
From: drb@MIT.EDU
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 01:34:05 -0500
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>That's why I keep throwing myself into
>harms way type assignments, like wars and reckless things as sky diving
>camera in hand in case my last pictures could be my best.:-)

I skydive all the time.  It's certainly not reckless - especially when
compared (statistically) to things like driving, walking down the street, or
from the sound of it, wedding photography.  Nevertheless, compared to the
hell you've described, I'm still with you.  Who needs to spend all day
getting 7 rolls of group mug shots?  I'll take my nice, relaxing 60 seconds
of freefall and 36 chromes from my helmet-cam any day.  :-)

- --Dan

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From: "Ted Grant" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] 1st Wedding assignment --- should I ?

> Henry Ting wondered:
> > A good friend's son is getting married and he
> > requested me to be the photographer.<<<
> Henry quickly leave the country, defect, go anywhere, escape while you
> can!!! If not you may regret it for the rest of your life! :-) You could
> also loose the friendship of a good friend! :-(
> > I'm not a pro and quite frankly taking pictures of
> > these "once-in-a-lifetime" event comes with a lot of
> > responsibility. While it certainly would be a
> > challenge, but the thought of screwing it up is beyond
> > comprehension.<<<<
> Henry you are asking all the wrong things... leave now!  Death is easier
> than getting a wedding assignment like this! And if you don't need the
> hire somebody to shoot it that's done them before and you just shoot happy
> snaps without the responsibility of all the important stuff. :-)
> > How do you guys prep yourself for the very 1st wedding
> > assignment, both mentally and emotionally.<<<<
> I didn't know any better or I'd have drank a bottle of single malt scotch
> fast as I could! ;-) Quite frankly I've been mentally and emotionally
> disturbed ever since the first one. That's why I keep throwing myself into
> harms way type assignments, like wars and reckless things as sky diving
> camera in hand in case my last pictures could be my best.:-)
> > By the way, such an assignment dictates that flash
> > will be needed on some occasions, how do you guys/gals
> > handle the big difference between the bride's "white
> > gown" and the groom's "black tux".\?<<<<<
> Oh mother of  whom-ever.... hire someone experienced to shoot it if you
> asking questions like this, plead insanity, anything, maybe you just
> the black plague of Europe, the measles, anything contagious as they wont
> want you to be there. :-)
> Or you could just take the bullet in your teeth, do it and get over one of
> the worst type of mentally disturbing photo assignments you can do. :-)
> are going to worry yourself sick and have a horrible day of worry and
> concern, god you'll be miserable until you se the finished film and
> And nothing is as bad as waiting and worrying after shooting a "first time
> ever" wedding of a friend's son!
> Damn go into hiding right away! :-)
> ted
> PS: the worst part of this post is.... I'm serious!  :-(
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