I went to a wedding this past weekend, and was a little disappointed by the professionalism of the wedding photographer. Granted that I am considering doing wedding photography as a business, the event really bothered me. The photographer was using a Sony DSC f707 as his main camera, with a Canon 10d equipped with a Canon 24-70 2.8L as his backup camera. He shouldnt even have been using a Sony 707 to shoot a wedding in the first place. But thats beside the point and another story for another day. Clearly, the 10d should outperform the 707. But the reason why I say that the 10d was his backup was because from what I observed, he used the 707 for the majority of his shots. IMHO, I think it was because he did not have a external flash for his 10d, and with the 24-70 lens, your stock flash is rendered useless.
Most wedding photographers have 2 camera bodies with them at a time. One body has a wide angle, and the other has a telephoto lens. Time goes by real fast, and you cant afford to be switching lenses in the middle of something. He used the 707 as his wide angle and the 10d as the "telephoto". For those of you who dont know the 35mm focal distances of lenses, a 24-70mm lens is not really considered a telephoto lens. its more of a standard zoom lens. But I would say that it zooms more than the 707, so relatively speaking, it could be a "telephoto" lens.
Explanation of the title? I believe the woman in the green dress is the brides mother. In hawaii, it is a tradition for people to give leis (flower necklace) on special occasions. Since this woman is wearing two leis, we can assume that she is someone very special, like the mother of the bride. (I dont see anyone else wearing a lei, do you?) In her left hand is a Canon EOS 10d equipped with a 24-70mm 2.8L lens. Actually, its the photographer's backup camera. She is holding it for him because the photographer was busy using the 707 to take pictures of other people.
I cant believe he asked this woman to hold his camera. There is no possible situation where guests of the wedding should be troubled to hold something for the photographer. If he NEEDED to put down his camera, then he should put it down on the floor. Even if he was dying, he should still have put the camera on the floor, then fall dead. OR just fall dead holding the camera. But DONT ask someone to hold it for you. GOSH. WTH!