Unlike other types of photographers, wedding photographers have the greater responsibility of providing quality wedding photos that newlyweds will love. Therefore, wedding photographers should take their job seriously. When the perfect wedding moments are captured, the feelings and emotions of that special day will be immortalized through photographs. Therefore, as a wedding photographer, it is your job to take beautiful wedding photos that do justice to that special day. To help you out, here are some ideas on how to take great wedding photos.
Look for the little moments. These are the priceless moments that will most likely happen on your wedding day. Yes, they are small, but it means a lot to the couple during their wedding years, especially every time they reminisce about their wedding day. That moment when the mother of the bride falls into tears, the proud look on the father's face, the light laughter of the bridesmaids, the priceless smile of the bride as the groom puts on his wedding ring, those little flower girls whispering to each other during the speeches or who are looking for someone. Being a great wedding photographer is all about standing back and taking pictures, letting the day unfold and having the confidence of knowing that the pictures will come to you. Some photographers there may be hesitant to find the perfect time to take a shot. But never worry about that.
Try to be inconspicuous. Keep a low profile and pay full attention to what's happening on the day. Keep in mind that weddings are often crowded, so you do have to choose lenses for a particular wedding. This is because the lens will affect the way you take snapshots.
While long lenses are great for garden weddings, they are not the ultimate tool for capturing people shoulder-to-shoulder trying to catch a glimpse of the bride's sparkling ring. If you want high-quality photos, simply choose a pleasing 50mm lens. With this camera, you can take a lot of photos at angles you wouldn't be able to capture with a wide-angle camera. You should also prepare for low-light camera settings. Set the camera's sensitivity (ISO) as high as possible without too much speckled "noise" in the image.
Next. You must move quickly. By moving fast, I also mean you must stay alert. Pay attention to everything and capture it when it's worth capturing. Remember, the real wedding moment happens fast and you have to be there at the right time to capture it, or it will be lost forever. Yes, you should take classic group and single photos, but capturing the unexpected moments is best. But if you lose a wedding moment that should be great, don't ask them to do it again. Forcing them to do it again is not an option. Remember, real moments are not forced. Let it go and just wait for the next one.
Use the flash only when necessary. When you use the flash, don't point it directly at the person, but let it bounce off the wall (30 feet away) to create a painting effect. Using the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV would be a good decision. For example, it will adjust the flash to get the correct exposure and the camera will analyze the white balance so that the light bouncing back off the red wall doesn't stain the bride's white dress pink.
Edit carefully and use Photoshop gently. remember that you want to capture real, unexpected moments, and if you do a lot of editing and use Photoshop on it, the photos will not look real. Most of the best wedding photos are those that have not been edited in Photoshop. Use Photoshop only when you really need it. if you just print these photos as if they were real, that would be a true masterpiece. Taking beautiful wedding photos takes effort and patience, but remember, they choose you because they trust you. Relax and take the best wedding photos!