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Wedding Photographers-Tips for beginners

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Admin under Uncategorized

5 Wedding Photography Tips for Beginners

Are you a beginner in wedding photography? Is it the first wedding you are going to shoot?

Shooting weddings can be quite stressful, especially if it is your first time. There are so many things to take care of that make it all the more difficult. The burden of photographing someone’s big day is in itself so heavy that many of the beginners make silly mistakes. If you are also a beginner in the world of wedding photography, here are some tips that can come in handy.

1.     Be Proactive

It is very important to be proactive in your approach when you are photographing weddings. If you see the bride getting dolled up, do not ask her for smiles or poses. Just wait for the right moment to capture the best and real emotions. Anticipating what is right is the key here. Is she done with the makeup? The next thing she is going to do is get dressed up. Is she dressed? Prepare yourself to take some first shots downstairs when she comes down.

2.     Take Photos of the Venue

If they allow you, wander around the venue and take some photographs of the setting. These will come in handy when filling up spaces in the wedding album and while creating a sense of the ambiance of the location. This includes anything from makeup brushes to the décor and even the dresses hanging, ready to be worn.

3.     Don’t be Shy

You are the photographer and there is no need to not be bold that day. While it does not mean you get too close to the people, just don’t be shy to take pictures or ask people to pose for photographs. They know you are hired to do this and they won’t mind you doing this. Also, don’t worry about moving too much here and there as you need to do it all to capture the best photos of each special moment.

4.     Dress Right

It is important to dress for the occasion but keep in mind not to get too formal with the dressing. This will not let you focus on the thing you are here for. Put yourself in a comfortable dress, and wear comfy shoes, for you will be moving around a lot. But, this does not mean you wear just anything. Make sure you look professional and presentable.

5.     Know People

It is very important to know who the important people are at the wedding. This should be done for both the bride’s and the groom’s side. You will need to take their photos as well to be put up in the wedding album. It is best to ask someone from the family to run you through the important and close people. This will make you not miss anyone.

As a beginner in wedding photography, you might feel overwhelmed by so many things that need to be taken care of and done. But, once you get a hang of it, you will be able to do them all easily. Good luck!