Today's Photo Challenge was View From a Window. Terry's vehicle needs service, so he took mine to work. I was not able to run around today to find photo opps for the challenge. I reached back to last summer's wedding images. I met a very nice elderly gentleman wedding photographer. At that time, I was contemplating the purchase of a new camera. He told me that he has been shooting with Nikon since the 50's and has always been happy. As we continued to talk, he told me that he had a wedding to shoot on Saturday of the upcoming weekend. Some bells went off in my head. I asked him if I could help him with the wedding. In the bargain, I offered to give him all of my files (free) for his mentorship. Oh, he quickly agreed to that bargain! After our meeting and conversation, I made the decision to purchase the Nikon that I was thinking about in hopes that he could teach me a thing or two.
On the day of the wedding, I showed up and he was happy to see me. Wedding photography is fast and furious. We really didn't get much chance to talk but I learned as I observed. Soon, I found that I got in the groove of things. I liken the way that he and I worked together as a sort of dance. It was very intuitive on both our parts I believe. Well, I know for me anyway. As he moved back for wide shots, I moved in for the close ups and vice versa. This dance continued throughout the entire ceremony, especially. Of course, I always deferred to him as the head photographer so as not to interfere with his shots. I did get some valuable pointers and sound advice from him which I have implemented.