The sad thing is.....that's by far the best article ever to appear on Pradar.
Not only are Brett's pics gorgeous there are some accurate and useful tips.
I've been trading blows with them on Twitter over their "reviews". They are adamant that turning a camera on isn't required to review it but are at a loss to explain why all the pictures in their Leica review are soft when they claim it's ultra sharp.
Anyway, in the spirit of the thread.....here are my alternative answers to the problems Brett answers:
"The bride's got out of the car and she’s bathed in sunlight!" - tell the chauffeur to stop in the shade. Really - a foot forward or back can make all the difference.
"I’m not allowed to use flash in the church and there’s a strong colour cast on my pictures!"
For the first part - PRACTISE. I used to shoot all ceremonies at f/1.4, ISO 640 because that's as high as I trust the D2. With the D3 it's a lot easier but nothing replaces practise.
Re the colour cast - black and white baby.
"The couple have left the church too quickly, leaving me with out-of-focus shots!"
Well it's too late now. Relax in the knowledge that the reason you missed the shot was that EVERYBODY was hanging into the aisle with their phones. Somebody must have got it. Plus, recessional - meh.
"I can’t decide which lens to use for the reception!"
Buy a Nikon 24-70 - it's unlikely you will ever feel like using another lens.
"There are shadows across the faces in my group shots!"
Put them back to the sun and use a single source flash near camera axis. It's about expressions not art. Plus use 2 flashes and you can get the dreaded "cleavage lighting".
"When I’m shooting reception details, the spotlights that shine down can create a nasty shadow – what can I do?"
Move stuff. Really.
"I find getting the couple and fireworks looking good in one exposure can be challenging."
Um yeah, it's tough. Practise. In November make sure you can nail fireworks every single time. Then work up to the tough stuff. More than half the B&G + fireworks shots I've seen on UK websites are fake....