Sunday, July 05, 2009
Weddings Vs Riots - which are more stressful?
Just looking through the pictures I took yesterday. I was asked to take pictures of a wedding, something I found more nerve wracking than covering a riot. At least with protests and demos there are always more chances to take another photograph, but if I made a mess of something during the ceremony then there is no way to go back and do it all over again.
Usually when I go out and photograph an event I just need a handful of images that work and I don't need to worry about the rest. That logic doesn't work in the case of weddings as everyone wants their picture taken and there no excuses for mucking things up.
The situation wasn't helped by the fact that is was sweltering inside the church so half the time my glasses fogged up making focusing a mite difficult. Just as well there were no extra lights for video as I think the bride and groom would have melted on the spot.