OK, so I shot my very first wedding this week! A truly terrifying experience - I was so aware that the failure to capture a fleeting moment here or there could prove to be a horrible omission. And the speed of events… for the first time, the thought occurred to me how accommodating landscapes are. OK, you have to wait for the right light, which may, or may not be forthcoming; but here’s the thing. Once you have your tripod set up, the landscape doesn’t go anywhere - it stays right in front of you. It doesn’t blink, or sneeze, or fall over, or wander off, or pull a funny face just at the wrong moment.
I enjoyed the day, and I think the bride and groom will have some memorable shots, thank goodness. But I’m going to need a great deal more practice in speedy camera adjustment before the next one. And maybe a large whisky!