If you’ve ever shot a wedding you may very well be familiar with the often times dreaded “guest-with-camera”. You know the guy/girl who uses their friend or family members wedding as the perfect opportunity to practice their shooting skills. Sometimes they’re in your way all day. Sometimes they’re very competitive. They might bombard you with questions or try to one up you by comparing gear.

What if instead of being annoyed and distracted by this person you put them to work? What if they can actually help you? In this story professional wedding photographer JP Danko shares how “guest-with-camera” actually helped him achieve a shot that would not have been possible otherwise. It’s a humorous and interesting read. Check it out HERE. The beautiful shot JP Danko was able to get with extra flash thanks to a “guest-with-camera”. 🙂