Watch this Officiant Stop a Wedding to Tell the Wedding Photographer to Leave

Wedding Officiant Asks Photographer to Leave

Oh man, this is just painful to watch. I feel bad for the bride and groom, who are clearly caught off guard by the exchanged.

Muffled in the background, you can hear the photographer ask them “Do you want me to leave?” After the bride responds, the photographer and videographer move out.

Poor form on the officiant for sure. However, the photographer and videographer could have avoided being the center of attention (regardless of whether they were in the right) by taking two minutes to speak with the officiant beforehand – an exchange that should happen before any wedding ceremony.

[via SLR Lounge]

Watch This GoPro-equipped Quadcopter Fly Into a Groom’s Head

I’m sure it seemed like a good idea for a cool shot… Do a close fly-by with a DJI Phantom packing a GoPro as the bride and groom cozy up for some wedding photos…

But then, the drone smacks the groom square in the head.

DJI Phantom

A DJI Phantom like the one used in the above video.

Fortunately, the groom is ok and took it all in good humor. No quadcopters on the honeymoon though…

If you are going to shoot quadcopter videos, be safe folks. Practice, practice, practice before you go live with this stuff. As Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

[via PetaPixel]

Wedding Photographer Bolts After Lightning Bolt

I’m not a fan of lightning either, which is why I don’t blame this wedding photographer one bit for getting the heck out of there after lightning strikes behind the wedding party.

At least the bride and groom were good sport about the sorry weather they had for their beach wedding. Check out the rather wet processional in the below video.

Anyone else have close encounters with lightning during a shoot?

[via PetaPixel]

Bride Drowns During Photoshoot in Wedding Dress

While posing for a photo shoot in her wedding dress near a river in Montreal, a woman slipped and fell into water about 1-foot deep.  The “wedding dress got soaked and became extremely heavy.  She started slipping and falling down when the photographer grabbed her but she was too heavy that he couldn’t pull her from the edge,” according to Quebec provincial police Sgt. Ronald McInnis. [Read more...]

WPPI 2010 News

WPPI

WPPI is coming to Las Vegas at the MGM Convention Center March 4-11, 2010.  WPPI has announced an anniversary party on March 8, along with further information about the educational opportunities at the show.

You can check out registration information at WPPIonline.com.

More details in the press releases below. [Read more...]

Hands-On: Canon 7D and 100mm F2.8 L Macro Hybrid IS

Canon 7D and 100mm F2.8 L Macro Hybrid IS

After some personal fondling time with the Canon 7D and 100mm F2.8 L Macro Hybrid IS lens at Pepcom, I expect that those who pre-ordered the camera will likely not be disappointed – so long as the image quality lives up to the expectations once we see results from a production model.

Right off the bat, it’s clear that the 7D adds a bit of twist in terms of buttons, which may require a bit of a learning curve if you’re used to the 5D Mk II and 50D. However, the buttons are all laid out very well and it just takes a bit more memorization.

On the lens front, the 100mm Macro lens takes some very amazing photos and doubles as an excellent portrait lens, albeit a bit long when paired with the 7D’s APS-C sensor. How does it stack up against the Nikon D300s, a camera that wasn’t too far away from it (as Canon and Nikon always seem to be placed right across from one another at events)?  Keep on reading for more of my hands-on report on the Canon 7D.

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David Ziser’s Digital WakeUp Call Tour

Digital WakeUp Call

David Ziser has been on tour for a big chunk of 2009 with his Digital WakeUp Call seminar.  Digital WakeUp Call is an evening-long event that takes place in several cities throughout the US.  While we’re well into the year, there are several major cities still on the map for David to hit before winding up in November, including Indianapolis (tonight), Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Philadelphia and many others.  [Read more...]