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Wedding photography Lighting Tips

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Admin under Uncategorized

Wedding Photography Lighting Tips

Wedding photography is one of the most interesting forms of photography that allows you to use a lot of your skills learned throughout the years. These skills, if followed and used correctly reflect in the prints that appear. One of the most important things when you are doing wedding photography is to take care of the lighting. It is paramount in creating fantastic images that people will remember for their lifetime. With improper lighting, too much light or too low light, the images will not be as impactful as you wanted them to be.

Here are some of the must-know lighting tips to make the wedding photography for your clients the best experience of their lives.

1.     Natural Light Vs. Flash Light

Using natural light is the best thing to do when you have it. The photographs clicked in natural light always are way better than the ones you click using flash light. When using natural light in your photos, find out the Kelvin level of the light, which then determines the color of the light. For example, the warmer the light is, the redder it will be. Thus, you need to click photos accordingly. Use flash only when the light is too dim and the manual settings of the camera are also not allowing you to capture the moment. Otherwise, make sure you keep the use of flashlight to a minimum.

2.     The Backlit Method

There are two kinds of lights, the backlight, and the key lights. Backlights are used primarily for the separation of the subject. Using the backlight effectively can create a sense of depth to the images as it adds dimension to it. Using backlighting is a creative way of the playing around with light to create some amazing photos of your clients.

3.     The Bounce Method

This is one of the easiest methods to setup and use. You don’t need a lot of light to accomplish it. Even a single light would do. You can use your camera flash for this effect too. The method involves pointing your flash towards the ceiling or a white wall in the background and you will be able bounce off the light. The images taken under this lighting are soft and flattering perfect for getting ready shots and portraits.

4.     Studio Strobes

Studio strobes come in handy when other lightings fail to give you the effect you want. It specifically is perfect to be used when there is a mix of fluorescent and tungsten lights and achieving the perfect white balance seems impossible. Also, this method can be used when the bounce technique is impractical due to no white walls or ceilings too high to reflect light. Strobes are more powerful than speed lights, have shorter recycle times and also last longer.

If you have your big day coming up and are looking for the best wedding photographer with a thorough understanding of lighting, get in touch with the team at Eric Webb Photography and make your special day a touch more special with the best photographs.