How to Be a Good Second Shooter in Wedding Photography
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How to Be a Good Second Shooter in Wedding Photography

Whether you’re using it as a route into full-time wedding photography yourself, or just like shooting weddings with less responsibility, being a second shooter can be great fun. But there are responsibilities that come with being a second shooter, especially if you want to be invited back to shoot again! As a professional wedding photographer, I love having a second shooter I can trust at my weddings, it means that I know I don’t have to worry about the candids so much, I’ll have an assistant for setting up my lighting in the evening or corralling people into the space that I need them for any formal shots. But for you both to get the most out of the arrangement then there are some simple things to keep in mind. Before You Start Agree on any rules and expectations up-front. As a second shooter do you want to be able to share the images in your own portfolio? This is more common when you’re second shooting for free in order to build experience, but some photographers don’t mind you sharing images in your own portfolio either way. My rules are simple for image usage: The second can share them, […]

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