“Help with Wedding Photography” is a question that has been asked several times on forums recently and while I am not a professional wedding photographer, I thought it would be time to share some tips from Cedrics photography for Wedding Photography on my own blog. Hopefully this will help some of you out.
Just imagine taking your camera on one of the most special days of your life and having everything you have worked so hard for come to an end at the hands of one of the most talented people who have ever walked the face of the earth. You are now able to say good bye to all of the stress and worry that surrounds your wedding day but you still need to have some photography skills in order to make sure that your photos are what you want them to be. If you don’t have the skills then you will miss out on a great opportunity to capture your day in the very best possible way.
So, if you have decided that you want to take part in Wedding Photography then you are probably wondering how you are going to go about it. If you feel that you are unsure of yourself then it might be time to get a professional opinion from someone else or perhaps join a photography course.
The best thing that I can do to help you out with your photography skills is to give you some basic wedding photography tips. These are the things that you should always remember when taking your shots. If you do something wrong then you will never make any money as a Photographer. The same goes if you do something right then you will never make any money as a Photographer.
Shoot with your eye. If you think you are having a good day then you are shooting with your eye. Always take note of the emotions that you feel, look into the background to see if anything looks out of place and try and take the shot when everything seems natural and not in the slightest bit unnatural.
The other most important thing you can do to improve your skills is to talk to your family and friends. You can’t go around shooting professionally and tell them what to do because they are not going to know how to shoot or if they even know what to shoot at all.
Once you know where to take your pictures then you should start looking for locations that are close by and not too busy. Try and find areas with trees or buildings that you can take shots of but not too close to them because that can be difficult to achieve the desired effect.
Take pictures of the wedding as if you were actually there. That is of course not a good idea and should never happen!
Take your pictures of the background in front of the wedding too. It’s important that you get all the details right if you want to make your work look great. This is especially true when it comes to taking the shots of the bride or groom.
Make sure to take the time to get your lighting right. The lighting is one of the biggest factors in how your photographs turn out.
Get rid of everything that you aren’t comfortable with doing. For example, I had to change my camera because it was breaking down a lot.
So hopefully these Wedding Photography Tips has helped you get started with your photography career. Have fun and enjoy it.