Flick through a wedding magazine in a news stand for a little inspiration.
Beg, borrow, hire or steal an extra camera for the day – set it up with a different lens.
While I’m sure most Pros don’t do this – I find it really helpful to know where we’re going, have an idea of a few positions for shots and to know how the light might come into play.
On one or two weddings I even visited locations with the couples and took a few test shots (these made nice ‘engagement photos’).
It means less moving around during ceremony and speeches, allows for one to capture the formal shots and the other to get candid shots.
It also takes a little pressure off you being ‘the one’ to have to get every shot!
It’s a question that’s been asked a few times in our forums over the last few months so while I’m not a Pro Wedding Photographer I thought it was time to share a few tips on the topic of Wedding Photography.
I’ll leave the technical tips of photographing a wedding to the pros – but as someone who has been asked to photograph numerous friends and family weddings – here are a few suggestions.
Weddings can present photographers with tricky lighting which result in the need to manipulate exposure and white balance after the fact – RAW will help with this considerably.
One of the great things about digital photography is the immediacy of it as a medium.
They can round everyone up, help get them in the shot and keep things moving so that the couple can get back to the party.