It's coming up to wedding season and with weddings comes one sure fact; there will be photographs. We’ve previously talked about the merits of using photographs in wedding stationery printing such as wedding invitations or save the dates, and today we are going to delve into the high pressure world of wedding photography on the day itself.
People can plan for years about how their wedding will look and are very precious about preserving the memories. Which means that as a wedding photographer, be you a newbie or a veteran, you have to be super on the ball and ready to change your plans and take a snap at a moments notice. So we spoke to some of our wedding photographer friends to get these tips for getting the very best wonderful wedding photography.
Weddings can be colourful, crazy events with pastels and deep pinks littered everywhere. They can also be classic cream affairs and this can be a hard setting to photograph, especially as the bride will (usually) be wearing white. So make sure your camera exposure is set correctly. This may involve numerous test shots but will be worth it when it comes to editing.
Pre-plan your shots
Discuss with the bride and groom what shots they want and scope out the day for moments that you think should be captured as well. This way you can make extra sure the couple are happy with final images caught on camera.
Get this right and an image needs very little attention in Photoshop. Consider all aspects of the shot, such as space, background, lighting and focus whilst imagining how you will edit it and voila! Picture perfection.
As much as beautiful wedding shots can be set up and tweaked with great consideration in composition, candid shots can provide jewels for any wedding photo album. Of course consider the people involved, the bride may look beautiful swigging out of the champagne bottle, but she may just not want photographic evidence.
Make sure to share your photography skills with us by #showitoff on our social channels. Why not browse our photography collection for options on how to print the fruits of your labour?
What other tips and advice can you offer when it comes to wedding photography, we’d love to know!