Wedding photography is arguably the most common and in demand style of photography on the market - but it also comes with a lot of pressure and expectation. After all, a wedding, most likely, only happens once. Here are a few tips from us on how to improve your photography skills, whether you’re a beginner or an expert.
Have multiple camera lenses
This may be a no brainer for some, but in order to take different photographs from different angles, it is important to have different lenses. Multiple lenses also means that as a photographer you can take intimate shots of the wedding couple from a distance, so not to intrude on their personal space, allowing for more natural and candid shots.
Positive exposure compensation for the white dress
Of course! The bride's dress is white. This can confuse your camera into thinking that there is a very bright object in frame, when in fact, it’s just white. Enabling positive exposure compensation will help to reduce any disturbances in your final images.
Have back up
A back up camera AND backup batteries. Every photographer knows that your batteries will struggle to last the whole day, so it’s a good idea to have multiple spare batteries with you to avoid an emergency situation. In the same way, having ‘err:99’ appear on your LCD is something you don’t want to see. Having a spare rental camera with you on the day will ensure that you’re ready to tackle anything that comes your way.
There’s nothing less romantic than having a intimate moment with the sound of a shutter opening and closing in the background. Avoid this by investing in a silent shutter.
Brief with the bride and groom
The last thing you want, is to show you final pics to the couple, only to realise it’s not in the style or angle they wanted, or that you missed certain moments that they were counting on you to capture. Communication is key to a successful outcome.
Shoot in RAW
Any professional photographer will be doing this anyway; shooting in RAW gives you the flexibility to edit images without being restricted to the JPEG settings.