My first foray into photographing a wedding with 35mm film was a great success. I photographed two friends just outside Lakes Entrance, in Victoria, Australia. It was a scenic spot that backed onto the water, we were blessed with a nice sunset behind the sand dunes.
I took all the shots on a black Nikon FE. I’ve had an irrational liking for all things Nikon, but I constantly find myself gravitating back towards the Canon AE-1 Program with a 50mm f1.8 lens. The Canon has a much brighter viewfinder that makes it so much easier to photograph with. With a lesser importance is the ergonomics of the Canon AE-1 Program, it just feels good in your hands, the ergonomics are all right, I don’t have to grip it tightly to keep it in my hand. It can just hang there. The other difference is the fully Auto mode, whereas the Nikon FE has to have the aperture manually adjusted, I’m a bit of a lazy photographer at times and when the decisive moment counts, you don’t want to be missing a shot because you haven’t adjusted the aperture correctly.