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Published on Jan 24, 2014
Follow wedding and portrait photographer, Dan O'Day on his very first day shooting with the new Phase One IQ250 digital back and see how Dan and the IQ250 handles a wedding shoot in pouring rain and a fly plague.
"The first time I shot a wedding with the IQ250, it was a wedding I'll never forget.
This wedding was held in a place called Kangaroo Valley in Australia. We arrived to a day that was thumping down rain, a deafening scream of cicadas, completely covered by flies. This is just within three seconds of getting out of the car.
I still get uneasy when there are lots of things working against you and the pressure is on you to put your money where your mouth is. That is when I get tested. Absolutely. That is when I get nervous.
Well, we had a fly plague, we had rain, we had power outage, we had a schedule running behind time so a very short photo shoot. I think trusting your instinct is really important.You'll make it happen, you just need to go with your gut and make decisions quickly.
The bride and groom relaxed a little bit. We got to the ceremony and they got married. It didn't rain. It was pretty testing but I think we nailed it.
It is those ones that throw curve balls at you that keep me on my toes and do make me a little nervous at the time.They made for great photos, though.
I think what I love about shooting medium format digital is the change in mindset to slow things down a little bit. It lets you think, it gives you a ridiculously good image. For me it is a perfect way to capture a frame."
Dan O'Day is based out of Canberra, Australia, but works across the world as a wedding and portrait photographer. Watch Dan tell about his passion and work as a photographer: http://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video...