Not every photographer can handle wedding photography. Learning the art needs practice and time. To grow as a professional wedding photographer, you must be very patient and ready to learn. Below are tips that will help you get where you have always wished to as a wedding photographer.
The art of wedding photography
Create a list of places
Make a list of the shots the couple wants to be taken. Ask the couple about the type of shots they would like to have. This point is important when it comes to family photos. Do not fail to capture any moment you think is unique to the couple in addition to their list.
Visit the wedding venue before the wedding day. This will help you get an idea of the best photo positions. Get yourself familiar with the place. Try and see what areas will give the best lighting for amazing photos.
Preparation before the big day is key. Things might go wrong on the big day; it is important to stay prepared with all you might need in case of anything. Create a backup plan and make sure all your batteries are fully charged. Try and be present in the event area, it helps you get the best positions for good shots.
Set your expectations
Inform the couple of your photography style. Know from them how many photos they might want to take. You must understand the purpose of the couple as well. If they agree to your style and you think that you can capture their purpose, sign the deal and do not forget to agree on the service charges.
You might be thinking of taking numerous photos of the table settings, shoes, flowers, rings, dresses, the menus and all that. Such photos will increase the dimension of your album. To get more ideas on what to include in your album, get wedding magazines and see what other photographers did.
Carry two cameras
Why do you need two cameras? You will get frustrated when your only camera fails. In fact, you should hire or borrow an extra cam if you own one. Carry multiple lenses as well. Longer and wider lens will give the best results. Plan on how to get another camera of your own for better performance in future. The tips above will enable you to capture the best moments and present the most amazing album to the wedding couple. They will refer you to another couple if you delivered the best, this means more work for you.