7 Tips Every Wedding Photographer Should Consider
It is crucial to showcase high quality and eye- catching images, whether you are an expert photographer or family’s resident paparazzo. Well, those of you, who don’t know about photography much would not be familiar with the rule called “The Pareto Principle”. This is also known as 80:20 rule, as 80% of the results is derived from 20% efforts. In a way, this means the improving 5% of your photography skill could improve your photographers by 95%.
When it comes to wedding photography, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind. We have compiled list of 7 things that will transform your wedding clicks from average to impressive.
1. Create a “Shot List”
Always discuss the shots that wedding couple would like to capture on their special day. Make sure to compile the list for checking them off, whenever you need. This “shot list” will help you in taking family pictures. As nothing is worse than realizing that you didn’t photograph the couple with grandpa! Show them your work prior beginning with the photoshop work. Talk to them to find out how many shots they want, what they want and key things they want to get captured.
2. Family Photo Coordinator
Well, we all know that clicking family photos are quite a stressful task. As you can’t understand their family dynamic in a single day and people are at festive mood, which makes it quite chaotic.
Ask the couple to nominate a member who can act as a director for you. That person can get the family members in the shot and ask them to keep moving. This way the couple can get back to the party in no time.
3. Don’t Forget to Scout the Location
You can visit the location, a day prior to the big occasion. This way, you can figure out the locations, prepare ideal positions in accordance with the light direction.
4. Prepare in Advance
A wedding is a big occasion and so much can go wrong on that day. You need to prepare for it in advance. Always carry a backup plan, memory cards blank, batteries charged, plan the time and routes to get to the places for getting the perfect shot. You can ask for an itinerary of the entire day to prepare for the different events.
5. Capture every small Detail
Right from table setting to ring, click every small detail. These details can add an extra dimension to the wedding album. In order to gather more innovative ideas, flick through some wedding magazine.
6. Consider using Two cameras
Beg, borrow or steal but manage an extra camera for the event. Set both the cameras with two different lens. For tight space and candid shots go with wide angle lens and click other shots with a longer lens something as large as 200mm.
7. Don’t become Obtrusive
You need to keep in mind that timidity won’t get you the shot. At times, you have to be bold but that doesn’t mean you have to obtrusive. Timing plays an important part here. Prior planning the right position for all the key moments can eliminate the scope of disruption. Always be bold while shooting for formal shots and don’t hesitate in asking the couple for certain poses.
Have Fun Shooting
Get a little innovative with your shots. Even though, the majority of your shot towards the end of the album will be formal or normal pose. Make sure to mix things a little bit. One way to do that is by taking shots from up high at wide angles, monochrome color photography, reflection and mirror photography and etc. Weddings are all about celebration. The more you have fun, the more relaxed your photographs will be.