You can call a second shooter the “back me up” shooter, the “position filler” or the assistant. he reason for this post is to acknowledge the role of a second shooter and the way I think it should work.
As a shooter, it is very important to always hire a second shooter because of the valuable moments that can be captured without the main photographer. This also helps the main photographer to focus on must-have images while the second shooter focus on the other shots like the groom getting ready, capturing images from different angles and most of the time to assist the main photographer in getting great images. Also the second shooter can use this platform to learn, practice his or her technical skills during an actual wedding without taking high risks.
Last weekend, I assisted Chris of Georgetown Pics, to cover a Jewish/Indian wedding. I used this opportunity to try a different approach in capturing real moments in the wedding. Below are some of the things I learned from the wedding and some of my favorite photos.
Work as a team. As a second shooter, you have to work as a team player in getting great