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Wedding photography is one of the rare good careers in photography.
It is also a fun challenge for amateurs to try to do something
creative at a wedding where a professional has been hired to get the
All wedding photographers are competent users of state-of-the-art
equipment, but the great ones are distinguished by their people and
posing skills. Wedding photographers work with models that they've
never met, wearing clothes that they didn't pick, under lighting
conditions established by a whimsical God, all while watching the
minutes between the ceremony and the reception tick away. This
photography resource guide includes information on how to take the
best wedding pictures and photos. It also includes example photography
of brides in their wedding dresses, wedding ceremonies, and best men.
To get you started, check out the following articles and forums on
professional wedding photography:
Tips and Advice on Wedding Photography at photo.net
"If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism
of one, go ahead, get married" -- Katharine Hepburn.
"[Isabelle Archer] held that a woman ought to be able to make up her
life in singleness, and that it was perfectly possible to be happy
without the society of a more or less coarse-minded person of another
sex." -- from Portrait
of a Lady (Henry James, 1880)