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Wedding Photography Resources: Articles, Forums, Photos

by various photo.net staff and community members,

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 essential photos.

and Katerina's wedding.  Lake Placid.  September 4, 1999.

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.

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"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)

All of the photos on this page are copyright Philip Greenspun. With the exception of the top two photos, all were captured in 2006 with the Canon EOS 5D, (compare prices) (review). The top photos are from 1999: Canon EOS-3 body, Fuji NPH (film!), 28-70/2.8L lens.