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Top 11 Considerations Filming a Wedding Solo

  • 1

    Shooting solo, your main camera should be equipped with a zoom lens.

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    Always have at least two cameras - In case one malfunctions or you want to quickly switch to a wide-angle w/ a prime lens.

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    Always have Variable ND Filters - Many weddings can switch between day/evening, indoors/outdoors.

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  • 4

    Use a camera with duel storage such that you can record video simultaneously for back-up

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  • 5

    Make sure you are in good physical shape beforehand

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  • 6

    Identify a perfect balance between gear functionality and lightweight, make sure you can justify anything heavy. If you can't, leave it in the car.

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  • 7

    Try to identify lighting in advance, check flicker before the ceremony, and be prepared to adjust shutter as needed.

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  • 8

    Since you're filming solo, it will be even more important to coordinate shots and vantage points with photographers in advance.

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  • 9

    Identify a secure place that is easily accessible for charging batteries and storing back-up equipment.

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  • 10

    Identify, in advance, the best time for a break, a snack, and hydrate.

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  • 11

    Make sure you have enough energy when you arrive home to immediately back-up all raw footage.

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