I'm planning on putting a 'helpful tips' page on my blog to help soon to be B&G's. I'm hoping some helpful hitchers can share their knowledge and experience so that I can help future B&G's avoid common mistakes that could otherwise be easily avoided.
They don't have to be photography related, but for example; I recently called a Vicar to find out what their rules were during the service for a wedding just passed. She said no photography was allowed during the actual service. Anyway to cut a long story short, I said I don't use flash etc. and that I would be very respectful and only take a few pictures at key points. She agreed to allow some pictures. If I hadn't called ahead of time, and politely negotiated with the Vicar, it would have been very unlikely I would have been allowed to get away with taking any pictures. In fact as I entered the church the Ushers all stressed I shouldn't take pictures. I said I know and looked at the Vicar and she gave me a half smile and a knowing nod.
Look forward to hearing your tips...