Being a second shooter for a wedding is great opportunity for me to get out there and start taking and practicing my photography skills for weddings. I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding along with Dan Reams of www.danreamsphotography.com It was great working with Dan and we both combined our different styles to come out with some great images.
One of my main jobs as a second photographer is to photograph the details of the wedding, this gives time for the main photographer (Dan) to coordinate things with the Bride and Groom and focus his attention on them and take some photographs with them.
The other job I did was help in photographing the ceremony to capture different angles and different things going on to allow for more coverage of the weeding.
In assisting Dan during the wedding I also helped with getting individuals posed for him to photograph or I took photographs myself. For example to speed things up due to the limited time in-between ceremony and reception I photographed the Groomsmen and Bridesmaid so he could photograph the Bride and Groom.
Finally the best part about being a second photographer is that it gave me an opportunity to be more creative and try different things. With having Dan there as the primary photographer this allowed me the chances of making mistakes and try new things.
I am grateful to have been a second shooter for Dan. I look forward to doing again and would love the opportunity to work with other photographers as well.