First wedding in the family, first time covering a whole wedding from day till night.
I read from a lot of wedding photographers, never shoot for family and friends. You will get yourself in trouble more than giving your best wedding present to them. I know before hand that, this is a tough job. I'm not just a photographer, but a close family member. I need to play 2 roles at once. Worst, I'm solo. My brother asked his friend to help out for the photo shooting too. But I totally dunno how should I coordinate the day because I really inexperience. I can only hope that if I missed some important moment, others can get it. At the end, I can only said that I'm no more than an uncle Bob.
I'm nervous. I'm afraid that I will mess things up. On the actual day, I clicked the shutter, I checked the LCD screen, over-exposed, under exposed, blurred images, bad compositions...all kind of situation came up. I kept remind myself, you don't need all shot to be perfect, you just need one. One that captured the moment.
2 days after the wedding day, then only I have the time to sit down and review the shots. I shoot in RAW, so basically every photos need some minor adjustments. Somehow every time I move the adjustment sliders, I felt myself cheating. Every time I cropped an image, I felt like I've done a poor job. I hate that feeling.
Taken another few days,off and on, finally I manage to pull up an album from thousands of images in my HD. I can't say that I have done a good job, just ok job, but I feel that this is the best present I can give to my brother and sister in law. Hope that they will like it ;)
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