Above: Church volunteers get them posed for a
big group picture prior to the ceremony. Although
I got a snapshot of the group
(below) I can't take credit for setting
it up. They had an official photographer that I was
trying to keep out of the way of.
I snapped this big group shot on my much
older "backup" camera instead of my pro digital
camera. The old backup camera was loaded with
100-speed film wihch was way too slow for a large
group posed in the shade and no tripod.
My pro digital camera only had a fast telephoto
lens attached on it (I'd set it up that way in
advance in order to prepare to shoot photos inside
the church with no flash.) The sharp
candid setting-up shots ABOVE the group photo were
takon on the digital camera with the fast, fixed
Nikon 50mm f:1.4 lens.
They did have an official photographer who used
a tripod for this pose, and I expect his version of
the big group shot will come out clearer.
Above: Nice sounding, enjoyable
choir! Digital camera with very fast lens.
Processional shot inside St Mary's.
Photography note: Doug shot this using a
20-year old Nikon film camera with 19mm wide angle
zoom lens and flash turned on, 100-speed film. To
get sharp indoor pictures of people moving you
usually have to use flash. The exception is a
brightly lit environment (like Arco arena at a
Kings game.) St Mary's Church is fairly bright
towards the altar area but dark towards the rear
where the processional starts.
Kids leave their seats to go forward with family
Photography note: Doug's digital wedding
camera with Nikon 50mm f:1.4 lens (not a zoom
lens.) No flash.
Gentleman on the right sat in the pew right behind
us. (Photographed with no flash.)